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A hidden gem

This old backyard stayed like it was build many, many years ago. We were very impressed when we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara Q
Salzwedel, Germany
An old alley worth discovering

I'll admit it's tough to find one of the two entrances, but after 10 minutes and some elbow grease... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Rich G
Acton, Massachusetts
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Oude Koornmarkt Nr 16, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 August 2016

One the one hand it is a shame that just about all little houses (1up 1down) have been transformed into the showrooms of a famous Antwerp antiquarian but on the other hand, if it hadn't been for him, the entire area would probably have been...More

3  Thank Hardtoplease98
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 November 2011

It's not easy to find, but the entrance is at the Oude koornmarkt number 16. It's a famous little street, very calm. There are a few restaurants, very cosy. It's not very spectacular but it's a nice break in the busy city.

2  Thank nathalievb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old backyard stayed like it was build many, many years ago. We were very impressed when we found it.

Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is just an alley in on time which was tricky to find and a bit disappointing when you finally find it

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I'll admit it's tough to find one of the two entrances, but after 10 minutes and some elbow grease you'll find it (use your phone's google maps). They say the alley was actually home to where the city's poorest lived (cobblers, shoemakers, and those who...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Ideal spot to listen to the carillion concerts, this is a lovely and quiet bit of Antwerp that is worth a small discovery walk in the shadow of the majestic cathedral. Several entrances.

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Less than a hundred meters from City Hall you can walk trough the Vlaeykensgang. It must be the last medieval street of Antwerp: roughly cobbled, twisting and turning, never wider than a few meters, it meanders between some of the oldest houses in the city...More

Thank broekie53
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This long alleyway is a bit hard to find on the map, but you will probably bump into one of the many guided tours, which include this as one of the city`s highlights.

Thank grafran
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Look carefully for the entrance to this passageway (next to the biscuit shop - probably essential to call in there first!!) that winds round and through the courtyards of the old buildings, leading to a couple of very good restaurants

Thank MarianneNearLeeds
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Vlaeykensgang is an alleyway that dates back to 1591 that when you walk through ,you feel that you have stepped back in time. Located near the Grote Markt this alleyway connects Hoogstraat and Oude Koornmarkt Pilgrimstraat. The architecture here is just superb and very evocative...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Lovely old quarter, if you don't pass it by and miss it. As a youngster I used to come there when old people were still living there. Now it's only for the rich who can affort living there, but fortunately, otherwise it wouldn't exist anymore...More

Thank jozefb81
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The tourism centre directed us here. Is it a small road that would've been from long ago. Not that impressive. Historic, sure - but that is not really explained. Just like an alley.

Thank SarahKraus
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