Het Steen

Interesting
This fortress was built after 843 on the banks of the Scheldt to defend the new frontier defined by the Verdun Treaty. Used as a prison from the early 14C, it was then extended around 1520, under Charles V, and restored in the 19C and 20C. A statue of Antwerp's legendary Lange Wapper stands in front of Het Steen.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Steenplein 1, le long de l'Escaut

Nearby tourist attractions

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Visite en bateau des bassins portuaires
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Visite en bateau des bassins portuaires
Visite en bateau des bassins portuaires
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This imposing Gothic building
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Oude Beurs
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