The Vlaeykensgang is a hidden medieval street near the Cathedral connecting Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt and Pelgrimsstraat. Step back in time behind the door of the narrow cobblestone alley on Oude Koornmarkt 16, and admire the quaint 15th - 16th century buildings. The Axel Vervoordt Gallery and some restaurants can be found on this 1 metre wide alley.
Nearest Transit: Groenplaats
Vlaeykensgang and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grote Markt(0.1 km)
Grote Market or Great Market Square in the old quarter is the historical centre of town, surrounded by typical medieval guildhalls that are common in most Flemish historical towns.
Diamond District(1.5 km)
Antwerp's famous Diamantkwartier or Diamond District lies to the south and southwest of the central station, along Pelikaanstraat.
Plantin Moretus Museum(0.2 km)
The Plantin Moretus Museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and the only surviving printing workshop and publishing house in the world dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Cathedral of Our Lady(0.2 km)
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal or Cathedral of Our Lady is one of the most impressive and largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, built in 1353 - 1521.
Jewish Quarter(1.4 km)
The Jewish Quarter in Antwerp is often referred to as a Shtetl (Yiddish for village or small town) due to the high population of about 15000 Jews, several of them being Orthodox and Hasidic.
De Ruien(0.2 km)
De Ruien are former waterways around Antwerp, originally dug out in the 11th century as protective moats but later used for water supply, commercial activity and then as open sewers.
Carolus Borromeus Church(0.4 km)
The Carolus Borromeus Church is a 17th century Jesuit church with a striking Baroque façade inspired by Il Gesu in Rome.
Central Station(1.6 km)
Counted among the most beautiful railway stations in the world, the Antwerp Central Station is definitely worth visiting even if you are not arriving or leaving by train.
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