Het Steen is a small medieval castle on the banks of the river Schelde that was originally used to control access to the river and protect against Viking raids as a fort

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...s like the Grote Markt, the fortress of Het Steen, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum. Listen to your guide's stories about ...

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Het Steen, Antwerp

Het Steen is a small medieval castle on the banks of the river Schelde that was originally used to control access to the river and protect against Viking raids as a fort.

Het Steen is a small medieval castle on the banks of the river Schelde that was originally used to control access to the river and protect against Viking raids as a fort. It now houses the open-air Nationaal Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum). In front of Het Steen is a statue of Lange Wapper, a mythical demon from local folklore.


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About Het Steen

 Antwerp, Belgium

Het Steen and Nearby Sights on Map

Vleeshuis

Vleeshuis, which literally translates to 'Meat Hall', is a 16th century Gothic guildhall where butchers set up shop

De Ruien

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

Grote Markt

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

Antwerp City Hall

Vlaeykensgang

The Vlaeykensgang is a hidden medieval street near the Cathedral connecting Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt and Pelgrimsstraat

Plantin Moretus Museum

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

Saint Paul's Church

St Paul's Church is a beautiful mixed Gothic and Baroque church that was earlier part of a nunnery

Cathedral of Our Lady

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

Het Letterenhuis

The House of Literature contains a huge archive of manuscripts, notes, diaries and other writings by Flemish authors and presents their writing process as well as public reception to published works

MoMu

ModeMuseum is the fashion museum of Antwerp