Jewish Quarter 3.5 rating

  Neighbourhoods and Streets

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. They have traditionally been engaged in the city's diamond business, the first Jews having arrived in 1492 from Spain and Portugal. The Jewish diamond shops can be found along Pelikaanstraat starting from the Central Station, and the community has settled in the vicinity. Walk around to see the kosher establishments, synagogues, schools and institutions. Highlights include the Eisenmann Synagogue on Oostenstraat, Hollandse Synagogue on Bouwmeesterstraat, and Beth Moshe Portuguese Synagogue in Hovenierstraat.



About Jewish Quarter

 Antwerp, Belgium

 Nearest Transit: Astrid

Jewish Quarter and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Grote Markt

Grote Markt(1.5 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

Diamond District(0.1 km)
Antwerp's famous Diamantkwartier or Diamond District lies to the south and southwest of the central station, along Pelikaanstraat.

Plantin Moretus Museum

Plantin Moretus Museum(1.5 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

Cathedral of Our Lady(1.3 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.


Zurenborg(1.7 km)
The Zurenborg neighborhood in south-east Antwerp has strikingly beautiful Art Nouveau and fin-de-siècle town houses from the turn of the 19th century.


Vlaeykensgang(1.4 km)
The Vlaeykensgang is a hidden medieval street near the Cathedral connecting Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt and Pelgrimsstraat.

De Ruien

De Ruien(1.7 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

Carolus Borromeus Church(1.1 km)
The Carolus Borromeus Church is a 17th century Jesuit church with a striking Baroque façade inspired by Il Gesu in Rome.

Jewish Quarter Tickets and Tours in Antwerp

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