Vleeshuis means Butchers' hall and this building was originally the only place in the city where meat could be sold in the 16th century. This late-Gothic Guild house (1501-1504) has a chapel, a banqueting hall, a meeting room and a kitchen. It's a great example of the grand class architecture in Antwerp. Nowadays it functions has a museum for all kind of historic instruments . Two of Antwerp's most important industries and artistic crafts are highlighted, i.e. the building of retables and harpsichords, as well as the pottery industry and the manufacture of art cabinets. The Vleeshuis is the oldest public building in the city.