A daytrip to Antwerp 2010

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"Het Steen"(the Stone) is a historic Medieval castle build in 1200-1225

Just like every year we made a daytrip to Antwerpen. It's not far from my hometown The Hague (1 hour 15 drive) if you have no delays. On the way there was a carcrash with 4 cars and a tourcaravan. It was just happend, and the police and ambulance were not there yet. It wasn't a pretty sight! I hope that nobody got injured!  

The forcast for the weather wasn't good but we were optimistic. Well, every ones in a while there was a short shower and sometimes the sun came through. So it wasn't to bad. Last year I didn't made much photos of Antwerp but this time I wanted to make lots of photos for travbuddy.

"Het Steen"(the Stone) is a historic Medieval castle build in 1200-1225
Simon (Pyrrho) recommended a nice medieval restaurant there so I looked it up on internet and I was so sure that I would find it, that I didn't bring the adress with me. Stupid I know, but mostly I'm pretty good with finding roads and all. So I was a little to optimistic. We didn't found it, and I was not happy about that, but I'm keeping it up, next time I find it for sure! Well, we ate anyway. First a nice warm belgium wafel with whipped cream, hmmm.  Later we had lunch in a nice lunchroom.

We also went to the market and bought some nice spices. It's always nice to go to the large market there. We shopped on the Meir, made pictures of the beautiful trainstation and ofcourse we bought belgium chocolats at the famous "Leonidas". We walked for hours and had a lovely day, as usual in Antwerp! We hesitated when we stood in front of the Zoo of Antwerp next to Central Station but we decided to do that next year, and hope that the weather is better then. So till next year!

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in the background Het Vleeshuis
in the background "Het Vleeshuis"
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Statue, to dark
Het Steen(the Stone) is a histor…
"Het Steen"(the Stone) is a histo…
the river Schelde
the river "Schelde"
smile!!
smile!!
you can make a trip on the Schelde…
you can make a trip on the Scheld…
nice blossom
nice blossom
the museum is closed
the museum is closed
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The cathedral of our lady in the …
The cathedral of our lady in the b…
The cathedral of our lady in the …
detail
detail
280 sortes of belgium beers
280 sortes of belgium beers
Maria statue on a corner of the st…
Maria statue on a corner of the s…
shop for hats
shop for hats
Nice irish pub!!!
Nice irish pub!!!
Hmmm belgium wafels!!!
Hmmm belgium wafels!!!
Or chocolats!!
Or chocolats!!
Great traiteur!
Great traiteur!
The paella was just made
The paella was just made
French cheeses
French cheeses
shopping street the Meir
shopping street the Meir
shopping street the Meir
shopping street the Meir
Palace on the Meir
Palace on the Meir
the Entrance
the Entrance
chocolate demonstration
chocolate demonstration
chocolate demonstration
chocolate demonstration
chocolate demonstration
chocolate demonstration
Pretty Easter egg of chocolate
Pretty Easter egg of chocolate
the shopping street the Meir
the shopping street the Meir
certainly to cold yet!
certainly to cold yet!
Rubens house
Rubens house
Rubens house
Rubens house
Rubens house
Rubens house
a cafetaria at the Market
a cafetaria at the Market
enjoying white wine and oysters on…
enjoying white wine and oysters o…
white wine and oysters on the mark…
white wine and oysters on the mar…
a lovely Greek stand on the market
a lovely Greek stand on the market
entrance Stadsfeestzaal
entrance "Stadsfeestzaal"
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
Stadsfeestzaal
nice irish pub!!
nice irish pub!!
Trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
Trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
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left trainstation, right beginnin…
detail of trainstation facade
detail of trainstation facade
Antwerpen Centraal (trainstation)
Antwerpen Centraal (trainstation)
square in front of trainstation
square in front of trainstation
Antwerpen Diamond centre
Antwerpen Diamond centre
Antwerpen Diamond centre
Antwerpen Diamond centre
Nice for the children
Nice for the children
Nice for the children
Nice for the children
hotel
hotel
Chinatown of Antwerp
Chinatown of Antwerp
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Smile!
Smile!
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
Antwerpen Zoo
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
trainstation Antwerpen Centraal
a little to cold, sitting on a ter…
a little to cold, sitting on a te…
terrace on the Groenmarkt
terrace on the "Groenmarkt"
Belgium fries
Belgium fries
Old historical centre
Old historical centre
lots of restaurants
lots of restaurants
lots of restaurants
lots of restaurants
lots of restaurants
lots of restaurants
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in front of the Cathedral of our …
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statue in front of the Cathedral …
nice fountain
nice fountain
Hey, the sun came through
Hey, the sun came through
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Nice italian restaurant were we a…
Cathedral of our lady
Cathedral of our lady
Belgian fries
Belgian fries
Lovely chocolates
Lovely chocolates
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