Museum: Het Steen/National Maritime Museum, Antwerp
And here is a picture of that same castle!
In front of it you can see the statue of Lange Wapper (Long John) a figure of one of Antwerp's legends
Fondest memory: It was fun how we both waited the moment the air turned darker and the light turned more and more orange. It was nice viewing that change of light.
We walked quite a bit and at one of the evenings I could take this out of the usual picture of Het Steen (Stone Castle).
Aadil pointed to the two lines that were formed by planes... (did I tell you he works at the airport? LOL)
But thanks to him I shot this nice picture that rather looks like something from Disneyland then from Antwerp !
Fondest memory: Het Steen houses the Maritime Museum and you can find more info in one of the travelogues.
Het Steen : This is the oldest still existing building in Antwerpen (ca 1200). In fact these are the remains of a much bigger fortress, that was built to protect the walled inner city. It was also the house of the Burgrave. The cross opposite the entry recalls the time that Het Steen was used as a prison. In front of this Cross the convicts who were sentenced to death made their last prayer. Nowadays Het Steen is used as a museum. Here is located the National Maritime Museum. It contains a beautiful collection of old and not so old ship models, paintings, pictures, maritime utensil, ship parts, instruments and decorations.
There is also an outdoor part of the Maritime Museum.
In front of Het Steen you see the statue of Lange Wapper. Lange Wapper, a legendary figure, who was feared by many inhabitants of Antwerpen.