11 Sights in Zwijndrecht, Belgium (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Zwijndrecht, Belgium.

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1. Sint-Pauluskerk

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Sint-Pauluskerk bert76 16:33, 20 August 2006 (UTC) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The St. Paul's Church or Sint-Pauluskerk is a Roman Catholic church located at the Veemarkt in Antwerp. Its exterior is mainly Gothic with a Baroque tower while the interior is characterised by its rich Baroque decoration. It holds paintings by Antwerp's leading artists Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens as well as abundant sculpture and church furniture crafted by leading Antwerp sculptors such as Artus Quellinus the Elder, Pieter Verbrugghen I, Jan Pieter van Baurscheit de Elder, Jan Claudius de Cock and Andries Colyns de Nole. Of particular note is the Calvary outside the Church which is made up of 63 life-size statues and nine reliefs executed in a popular and theatrical style.

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2. Het Letterenhuis

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Het Letterenhuis Stad Antwerpen / Public domain

The Letterenhuis is a Belgian non-profit organization located in Antwerp. The Letterenhuis collects and archives information of Flemish writers and artists, and portraits concerning Flemish culture as from 1750. The Letterenhuis fulfills two tasks: on the one hand it is an archiving and documentation centre and on the other hand it is a museum. The most interesting part of its collection are the manuscripts of famous Belgian authors like Hendrik Conscience, Willem Elsschot and the contemporary writer Tom Lanoye. In 2012 the Letterenhuis featured a theme exhibition about Louis Paul Boon to honor his one hundredth birth year.

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3. Jacob Jordaens

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Jacob Jordaens Jacob Jordaens / Public domain

Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits. After Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day. Unlike those contemporaries he never travelled abroad to study Italian painting, and his career is marked by an indifference to their intellectual and courtly aspirations. In fact, except for a few short trips to locations elsewhere in the Low Countries, he remained in Antwerp his entire life. As well as being a successful painter, he was a prominent designer of tapestries.

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4. Protestants Evangelische kerk

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The Brabant Mount of Brabant is the name of the Protestant Community of Antwerp during the period that it came together in secret at the time of the Austrian Netherlands. The church building that has been in use since 1821 of the Protestant municipality of Antwerp-Noord of the United Protestant Church in Belgium is also indicated by this name. The late Gothic church building, the first stone of which was laid in 1615 was located on the Lange Winkelstraat and is recognized as a monument. It is the only thing that remains of the Roman Catholic monastery of the Annunciates in Antwerp.

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5. Klooster en kapel van de zusters Franciscanessen

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The former Franciscaness monastery is a monastery in the Lange Kongostraat in Antwerp (district), built by architect Jules Bilmeyer. The late neogotic whole consists of a chapel, adjacent monastery buildings, monastery garden and accompanying garden walls. The building application for the chapel dates from 1910. In addition to being a missionary, the monastery order Franciscanessen-Missionaries of Maria were also active in education and catechesis in less well-to-do city districts.

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6. Het Steen

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Het Steen is a medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium, one of Europe's biggest ports. The surviving structure was built between 1200 and 1225 as a gateway to a larger castle of the Dukes of Brabant which was demolished in the 19th century. As the first stone fortress of Antwerp, Het Steen is Antwerp's oldest building and used to be its oldest urban centre. The words "Het Steen", are dutch for The Rock.

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7. Sint-Andrieskerk

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Sint-Andrieskerk Torsade de Pointes / Public domain

St. Andrew’s Church is a Catholic church in Antwerp built in the 16th century. Its exterior is mainly characterised by a late-Gothic style while its interior is predominantly executed in Baroque style. It is the parish church of the Parish of St. Andrew’s. During the nineteenth century the St. Andrew's Parish was known as the parish of misery as it was by then mainly populated by poor people.

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8. Handelsbeurs

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Handelsbeurs Maxime Lalanne / Public domain

The bourse of Antwerp was the world's first purpose-built commodity exchange. Falling into disuse in the 17th century, from 1872 until 1997 the restored building housed the Antwerp Stock Exchange. After further restoration, the building is now part of an events venue that goes by the English name Antwerp Trade Fair. The Royal Exchange, London was modelled on the Antwerp Exchange.

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9. Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk

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St. Charles Borromeo Church is a church in central Antwerp, located on the Hendrik Conscience square. It was built in 1615-1621 as the Jesuit church of Antwerp, which was closed in 1773. It was rededicated in 1779 to Saint Charles Borromeo. The church was formerly known for 39 ceiling pieces by Rubens that were lost in a fire when lightning struck the church on 18 July 1718.

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10. Vleeshuis

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The Vleeshuis in Antwerp, Belgium is a former guildhall. It is now a museum located between the Drie Hespenstraat, the Repenstraat and the Vleeshouwersstraat. The slope where the Drie Hespenstraat meets the Burchtgracht used to be known as the Bloedberg or Blood Mountain.

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11. Brabofontein

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The Brabo Fountain is located in the Grote Markt of Antwerp, in front of the Town Hall of the city. The ceremonial inauguration of the sculpture took place in 1887. Jef Lambeaux realized the set of the bronze fountain.

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