Het Steen

Local nameHet Steen
LocationAntwerp, Belgium

Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium, one of Europe's biggest ports. Built after the Viking incursions in the early Middle Ages as the first stone fortress of Antwerp, Het Steen is Antwerp's oldest building and used to be its oldest urban centre.

Previously known as Antwerpen Burcht, Het Steen gained its current name in around 1520, after significant rebuilding under Charles V. The rebuilding led to its being known first as "'s Heeren Steen", and later simply as "Het Steen". The Dutch word "steen" means "stone", and is used for "fortress" or "palace", as in the "Gravensteen" in Ghent, Belgium.

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Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station from 267 USD

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The castle now hosts workshops for children and performances. For more details on programs, please visit the official website.


For details on tickets for each performance please check the official website.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Het_Steen

Official Website https://www.hetpaleis.be/

Email tom.rummens@hetpaleis.be

Phone +32 492 918 805

Address Steenplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Coordinates 51°13'21.892" N 4°23'50.601" E

Tours and activities: Het Steen

Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

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From Brussels: Antwerp & Mechelen Guided Bus Trip

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Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

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