Antwerp Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Antwerp

  • 1. Pedestrian tunnel

    To get the best views of Antwerp's skyline you'll need to cross the river. I suppose you could always swim but the easy way to do it is to use the Sint Anna Pedestrian Tunnel, with its wooden...

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  • 2. Along the river, right and left bank

    Many radio fans come to Antwerp to visit the former Radio Veronica ship, that transmitted on MW from the free Nothsea in the 60's and 70's. Location: Kempische Dok; kaai 35 - 2030 Antwerpen. 2008...

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  • 3. Church: Saint Pauls church

    Inside the church gate, the Mount Calvary is situated, surround by houses from beginning 16th century. It's a peculiar, spectacular open-air theatre of statues, built between 1700-1734. It depicts...

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  • 4. Sint Anna beach

    A very popular place. I was there on the first sunny Sunday of 2004 and already there where people at the beach. Must be very crowed when it is really hot. It is a good place to get a tan or for...

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  • 5. Antwerp-around Central Station

    As we were exiting Centraal Station, no doubt reading a map in one of our guidebooks, a local came up and suggested that if we liked architecture that we should visit the Antwerp Zoo, right next door...

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  • 6. Antwerp-South

    .. and a cultural center Off beat track regarding the evolution in the design: from hydraulic power plant to "cultural power plant". Also, off beat path considering its current activities and...

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  • 7. Vlaeykensgang

    A real discovery... I noticed a wooden door with some nice woodcarving in a street near Grote Markt. What I was interested about was taking a picture of the door (of course). A bit dusty but...

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  • 8. Beguinage

    A Begijnhof, or Beguinage is a collection of buildings used and occupied by Beguines from the 13th century onwards. Beguines were a catholic order of women who dressed and lived like nuns but who...

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  • 9. Antwerp-Sint Andries

    When Noro-Liva visited Antwerp last July 2003, I took her to the Munt plein. There is this little open space (how long still?) where you can find a real treasure of graffiti! The walls were covered...

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  • 10. Surroundings-Wilrijk

    Antwerp has a world famous statue collection in a magnificient parc. In 1950 there was an international exhibition in this 20 ha big parc. It was such a succes that the collection remained...

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  • 11. Parks and botanical gardens

    Most of Antwerp's parks can be found outside the city center. The largest park in the center is the 14 hectare (35 acres) city park or stadspark. It is located in the Jewish neighborhood, not far from...

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  • 12. Surroundings-Zurenborg (Berchem)

    This area is situated between the Dageraadplaats and the Berchem Train Station ... for more info about the history of the Cogels Osylei and its surroundings, i.e. Zurenborg quarter, go to my...

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  • 13. Events & Meetings

    Having a drink with a good friend in Antwerp (Pub "Het Waagstuk" or free translated " The Stunt"! - i remember we were discussing the fact that it would be a public "stunt" or risk to take her once...

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  • 14. Surroundings-Hoboken

    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, in the suburb of Hoboken, a small statue can be found of one of our famous novel characters. Even if this one is more renowned on the other side of...

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  • 15. Miscellaneous tips, info, walks, tours

    According to the legend of Brabo the name of Antwerp comes from: hand (English: hand) and werpen (English: to throw). Although the legend seems to be untrue, the “hand” is still the symbol of...

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  • 16. Surroundings-Lillo

    Less than 10 kilometers out of the city centre, and still in the harbour of Antwerp, this tiny village next to the river 'Schelde' used to be a military fort dating back to 1580. Most of the...

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  • 17. Surroundings-Lier

    and after a nice walk along the water you can enjoy a drink in one of the many pubs or have a nice meal in a restaurant. Don't forget to try the Lierse Vlaaikes a sort of local pasteries. photo album...

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  • 18. Graffitti walls and wall paintings

    Every city has graffiti, but not every city has graffiti that is both more artistic and concentrated in easy to view galleries. One particular park, with picnic tables, benches and green grass is...

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  • 19. Surroundings-Mortsel

    March 2004 - On a lazy sunny afternoon in wintertime - in Mortsel. Everything peaceful A war memorial of the first worldwar. April the 5th - 1943 The second world war was even harder for the...

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  • 20. University of Antwerp City Campus

    In 2005 Antwerp University has been formed out of the three different universities that existed before, resp. UFSIA, RUCA and UIA. All campus sites got new names: in the city it became Stadscampus...

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  • 21. Burchtgracht area

    In the neighbourhood of the Butcher´s house, you´ll find the most beautiful, medieval piece of Antwerp. When you walk through the tunnel under the Butcher´s house (the Blood Mountain) you get a view...

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  • 22. Surroundings-Deurne

    This is a very popular spot for photographers. No wonder the cemetary 'sint-fredegandus' makes it easely to the top ten of the most beautiful cemeteries in Belgium. If your a name hunter , forget...

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  • 23. 't Eilandje

    Some distance away from the city center, but reachable by either car or tourist tram, is Willem Dock. This is one of the countless docks in Antwerp's humongous harbour. Here you will find among others...

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  • 24. Surroundings-Mechelen

    Worthwile to visit is Mechelen. Historical city and one of the most powerful cities in Medieval Flanders. Charles the Bold decided to base his administration here in 1473. He used the wealth of the...

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  • 25. Surroundings-Kasterlee

    Another nice spot within the province Antwerp is Kasterlee, situated at the N19 (Geelse baan), between Turnhout and Geel. On the photo : the 'Keesesmolen' More photos to come in the travelogues

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