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“A very cool peak at a snippet of the old city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vlaeykensgang

Vlaeykensgang
Ranked #21 of 153 things to do in Antwerp
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A very cool peak at a snippet of the old city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Yup, it's hard to find. Follow your GPS or hotel directions to the big medieval doors and go through.

Once in, though, it's a really neat, tiny, winding peak at the old city. Definitely worth the wander! There are two restaurants in there as well. I didn't eat at either, but I've heard good things.

When you exit, go across the street to Elisa Pralines. It's my favorite belgian chocolate shop!

Visited January 2014
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Amsterdam, NL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“tiny cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

From the brief information in the guide books/sites, my expectations were quite high. But the narrow inlet from the large tourist street is not the easiest to find. That said, the guides' comments are correct - it's a lovely and remarkable step back in time. But! It's quite limited in space and even with ten people inside, it can feel a bit crowded, especially with many wanting to take photos. You can't help but be in someone's way. It's worth seeing though.

Visited January 2014
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Paris, France
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a little bit of OLD antwerp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

if you are a history buff and enjoy a unique experience, walk this little alley for a step back in time. You will also find two lovely restaurants that maintain the old world ambiance.

Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, England
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234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Difficult to find but worth a look.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

How things were in the old days (ish) try finding the hidden entrance then have a quick wander around. Great little diversion.

Visited October 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not miss this gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Traipse into the history of Antwerp with a stroll along the Vlayekensgang. It's a short little alley that truly takes you away from the 21st century

Visited May 2013
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