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Vlaeykensgang

Vlaeykensgang

The Vlaeykensgang is a labyrinth of medieval alleys and without doubt one of the most charming places in the historical city centre of Antwerp. You have two entrances so look for Oude Korenmarkt 16. One step inside the Vlaeykensgang and you are in another era, another world even. The narrow alley dates from 1591 and used to be home to many shoemakers. In the '60s there were plans to demolish it but antique dealer Alex Vervoordt bought the property and saved it from the sledgehammer. Today it's the most popular place to listen to the carillon concerts as the sounds of the modern city can not penetrate this jumble of alleyways. Those in the know make a beeline for this corner of the city when the carillon is playing.

 
 

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Vlaeykensgang
Oude Korenmarkt 16
2000 Antwerp

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