The Grote Markt, Antwerp
Situated in the centre of the city, Antwerp's Grote Markt, or Great Market as it translates to, is a central meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Surrounded by 16th century creations, the Grote Markt is an architecture enthusiast's dream and a great starting point for business and leisure visitors looking to get their bearings in Belgium's second largest city.
Ideally located in the city centre, just ten minutes from the Antwerp Grote Markt, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel Antwerp offers upscale comfort and convenience in the heart of the city.
Explore Antwerp's Grote Markt and beyond
Magnificent buildings abound in the Grote Markt, where the 16th century city hall and lavishly decorated houses of the Guilds take centre stage. Although destroyed by fire in 1576, the original buildings have been reconstructed in their traditional Flemish renaissance style. In the 19th century it was revamped to retain their grandeur. In the middle of the square, a curious fountain depicting the mythical hero of Brabo can be found. Legend has it this famous Antwerp figure fought the giant Antigoon and threw his head and hand in the river - a story immortalised in this iconic statue.
Visitors to the Grote Markt will also find themselves within easy reach of Antwerp's wider attractions, including the Vlaamse Opera, the MAS Museum, The Red Star Line Museum and the city's impressive shopping district.
Discover Belgian culture from the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp
Situated directly opposite the city's central railway station, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel is the ideal location for visitors looking for comfortable hotel rooms in Antwerp. Guests can choose from 247 newly refurbished rooms, as well as enjoying the on-site fitness and relaxation facilities and the hotel’s central location. The Grote Markt is less than two kilometres from the hotel, making it a natural attraction to visit whilst staying at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp.