Vleeshuis, which literally translates to 'Meat Hall', is a 16th century Gothic guildhall where butchers set up shop. Today, it houses the City Sounds Museum showcasing the arts of music and dance through its collection of musical instruments, manuscripts, and exhibits on concerts, operas, musicians and sounds from various parts of the city.
Nearest Transit: Groenplaats
Vleeshuis and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grote Markt(0.2 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(1.6 km)
Antwerp's famous Diamantkwartier or Diamond District lies to the south and southwest of the central station, along Pelikaanstraat.
Plantin Moretus Museum(0.5 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(0.3 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.
The Vlaeykensgang is a hidden medieval street near the Cathedral connecting Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt and Pelgrimsstraat.
Jewish Quarter(1.6 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(0.3 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.
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