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An old alley worth discovering

I'll admit it's tough to find one of the two entrances, but after 10 minutes and some elbow grease... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich G
Acton, Massachusetts
One man with a vision once saved this charming medieval web of small alleys

Ideal spot to listen to the carillion concerts, this is a lovely and quiet bit of Antwerp that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll admit it's tough to find one of the two entrances, but after 10 minutes and some elbow grease you'll find it (use your phone's google maps). They say the alley was actually home to where the city's poorest lived (cobblers, shoemakers, and those who...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal spot to listen to the carillion concerts, this is a lovely and quiet bit of Antwerp that is worth a small discovery walk in the shadow of the majestic cathedral. Several entrances.

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Less than a hundred meters from City Hall you can walk trough the Vlaeykensgang. It must be the last medieval street of Antwerp: roughly cobbled, twisting and turning, never wider than a few meters, it meanders between some of the oldest houses in the city...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This long alleyway is a bit hard to find on the map, but you will probably bump into one of the many guided tours, which include this as one of the city`s highlights.

Thank grafran
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Look carefully for the entrance to this passageway (next to the biscuit shop - probably essential to call in there first!!) that winds round and through the courtyards of the old buildings, leading to a couple of very good restaurants

Thank MarianneNearLeeds
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Vlaeykensgang is an alleyway that dates back to 1591 that when you walk through ,you feel that you have stepped back in time. Located near the Grote Markt this alleyway connects Hoogstraat and Oude Koornmarkt Pilgrimstraat. The architecture here is just superb and very evocative...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Lovely old quarter, if you don't pass it by and miss it. As a youngster I used to come there when old people were still living there. Now it's only for the rich who can affort living there, but fortunately, otherwise it wouldn't exist anymore...More

Thank jozefb81
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The tourism centre directed us here. Is it a small road that would've been from long ago. Not that impressive. Historic, sure - but that is not really explained. Just like an alley.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This middle age small houses and small street is saved from destruction wave that took place in the sixties. Thanks a lot for the poeple who had the vison and the courage to stand up against the "beto-lobby"

Thank sonja p
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This little alleyway connects two streets close to the Grote Markt. Although there is not that much to see there, it gives you an idea of how small and close together the houses were in the older times. You have to look carefully not to...More

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