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A hidden gem

This old backyard stayed like it was build many, many years ago. We were very impressed when we... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Barbara Q
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Salzwedel, Germany
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 15 September 2018
Rich G
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This old backyard stayed like it was build many, many years ago. We were very impressed when we found it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is just an alley in on time which was tricky to find and a bit disappointing when you finally find it

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank broekie53
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 293neilk
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SarahKraus
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