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Antwerp City Hall, Belgium

From series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Year: 1565. Height: 76 m.

The Antwerp City Hall is a great example of Holland Renaissance. This magnificent city hall has been built for four years and was finished only in 1565. Notwithstanding the city hall’s age, the building has saved many original elements. As many years ago, the hall’s façade is decorated with medieval heraldic symbols. Not so far next to them has appeared bright flags of Antwerp margraves and Spanish dukes.

Antwerp City Hall, Belgium A famous Belgium architect Cornelis Floris De Vriendt has projected the Antwerp City Hall. Apart from classical marks of the Renaissance epoch, the building has the unique elements of Flemish Gothic. Together they make the four stored building look marvellous. The historical building height is 76 meters. It is placed in the main city square where are held social and holiday events.

One of the main building decoration is the central sculpture of the Holy Mother. Near has placed other interesting compositions based on Bible history. The last huge reconstruction of the city hall was at the end of the 19th century. Practically all original elements were saved. The inner decoration of the hall was also saved. Today the main decoration of halls is the frescos. The walls and ceilings are covered with illustrations of the main historical events. Some halls have portraits of outstanding Belgium kings. The best Belgium artists of the Renaissance worked on them. Next - Baltimore City Hall


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ATM bankomat: 'BNP Paribas Fortis Antwerpen Melkmarkt Self' located in 0.26 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Antwerp Limousine Service' is located in 0.47 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'LUKOIL' in 0.31 km
Supermarket: 'Rahmani / Ahmad Jaweed' in 0.11 km
Parking: 'Parking Grote Markt' in 0.13 km
Apotheek: 'pharmacy Lotry' in 0.17 km
Police station: 'Oudaan, Lokale Politie Antwerpen' in 0.62 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'All Trafford' in 0 km
Railway station: 'Sail Training Association Belgium' in 0.93 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Deurne Airport ANR - in 5 km
 »  Zaventem Airport BRU - in 35 km
 »  Gilze-Rijen Airport GLZ - in 53 km
 »  Eindhoven Airport EIN - in 72 km
 »  Rotterdam Airport RTM - in 81 km
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Best hotels near Antwerp City Hall

Apartment The Swan

Located in 0 km from Antwerp City Hall
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Rooms: 1
The modern unit is furnished with a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a radio. It has a small well-equipped kitchen, … More: photo, rates and booking
The O Loft

Located in 1 km from Antwerp City Hall
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This apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine and a dining area, as well as a living room with a fireplace, a … More: photo, rates and booking
Boat Spring Rivercruise

Located in 2 km from Antwerp City Hall
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Rooms: 5
Holiday Home Hoekaf

Located in 3 km from Antwerp City Hall
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Rooms: 1
The house is well furnished, has a kitchen with oven, microwave and refrigerator, in the living room you will find TV and DVD player. In the city … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Central Station Antwerp
1 km - Central Station Antwerp
The central Antwerp railway station is one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city. It is located in the magnificent building made in the neo-baroque style in the beginning of the 20th century. A great sum of money was spent on this building. The sum was enormous …
Moses Bridge
35 km - Moses Bridge
In the Netherlands, in the town of Halsteren, the unusual bridge was built during the reconstruction of the old castle, which was later called 'Bridge Moses'. This beautiful wooden bridge does not extend across the river, but literally chipped its water. It is …
Mini-Europe
36 km - Mini-Europe
In Brussels, travellers have an opportunity to visit the most interesting "Mini Europe" park. It is located next to one of the most famous landmarks of the city – the "Atomium" sculpture. It is believed, that it is in this park of miniatures that one can see some of …
Dinner In The Sky
38 km - Dinner In The Sky
Another great way to enjoy delicious dishes on the heights - to book a table at the popular Brussels Dinner Dinner in the Sky. This open-air restaurant is a small platform with transparent canopy which has the height of 50 meters. Once the platform can receive 22 …
Celebrities Underwear Museum
40 km - Celebrities Underwear Museum
One of the most extravagant and original museums in the world is in Brussels. Celebrities Underwear Museum presents visitors with literally the most sensual and provocative exhibits. In the museum one can see the underwear of the showbusiness celebrities and the …
Nemo 33 Pool
47 km - Nemo 33 Pool
Nemo-33 is one of the deepest pools in the world, located in the Belgian town Uccle. The depth of this pool is 33 meters, 7 years was spent for its construction. This pool was built especially for divers, its complex construction includes many caves and courses - ideal …

Top destination around Antwerp City Hall - Antwerpen

Antwerpen - is the second largest city in Belgium, and it is worth noticing. Local people have an eye for entertainment; all the festivals and holidays draw the full house among local visitors and guests from abroad. Antwerpen's calendar of holidays is especially bright in summer when the majority festivals take place. Those who admire theater, cinema, music, and art should come here in July and August and enjoy one's time during the Zomer van Antwerpen - the cultural, which gathers fans all over the Europe. The organizers of the festival collect the set of platforms under the open air; they can be found in parks, squares, public gardens and on the bank of the river Schelde.

What is the first association you have with Flandria? If beer and various beer festivals then you must see and enjoy the Bierpassie Weekend, the most popular beer festival in all Flandria. It attracts beer fans from all over the world. During the weekend up to 40 breweries present and treat the visitors with about 400 taps of beer. Later in October, another beer festival, called Modeste, takes place. This festival is dedicated to Modeste Van Den Bogaert - the director of famous Antwerpen's brewery "De Koninck". During 50 years he was leading this beer factory, and only small and modest breweries participate in this festival.
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