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Address: Steenplein 1, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Cool A Castle

Sits by the river, and now appears to be a theatre. While can't go inside, can walk around outside. Pretty cool, and nice views up top as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sits by the river, and now appears to be a theatre. While can't go inside, can walk around outside. Pretty cool, and nice views up top as well.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Malta, Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about a 25-30 minute walk from Antwerp Central Station, through the main shopping streets, towards Grote Markt, Cathedral and river. You can freely walk up into the castle and around it to enjoy the river views.

Thank Jonathan_Loui
Tampa, Florida, United States
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476 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steen castle sits on the bank of the Schelde river and is at the heart of the original Antwerp. The lower and older part of the castle dates from the 1000s while the top and newer part dates from 1500s-1600s. Originally, the houses of the town crowded around the castle but they've all been removed.

Thank David M
Paris, France
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small castle, nothing extra to see, but good location. Accessible with stroller as well. Inside cafe baby and small kids friendly.

1 Thank Pavel H
Murmansk, Russia
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1,139 reviews
788 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Steen Castle, locally known as Het Steen (arond in 1520), which translates to 'The Stone'. It`s normal for Flemish provinces: for instance the castle in Gehnt names as Gravensteen. it was one of the earliest buildings in Antwerp constructed with stones at a time when most houses were still built with wood. Steen was part of a much larger fortification.... More 

1 Thank VadimM67
Antwerp, Belgium
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719 reviews
402 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Antwerp's oldest building used to house the maritime museum until the collection became part of the MAS. Nowadays a child friendly meeting place for young and old, especially in summer. Walk through the gate on the elevated walk from Noorder- to Zuiderterras.

2 Thank Peter D
Derby, United Kingdom
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583 reviews
350 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is free to enter and legend has it is the original for Disney's castle. Take a walk around the ramparts and enjoy the river views

2 Thank Sam3314
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice and beautiful place to walk around and lovely views to the river! I really recommend this visit!!

Thank Cristina D
Malaga, Spain
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488 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a lovely old building which is somewhat spoilt by the surrounding bits and pieces attached. So much more could be made of this really historic landmark.

Thank perle369
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98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a nice place to walk around inside the Steen as well as around the building there is walking bridge. Nice view of the Schelde and old Antwerp. Nearby De Grote Markt and many cafe's around.

1 Thank FranceGlobetrotter

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