Grote Markt

Grote Markt, Antwerp

Are you planning to visit The Grote Markt? See our information below!


The most famous square in Antwerp is undoubtedly the Grote Markt. It is one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. Around the Grote Markt you will find several cosy cafés and restaurants. Above all, admire the 16th and 17th century guild houses which give it a beautiful sight. Besides these beautiful guild houses, Antwerp’s city hall is also located on the Grote Markt.

The town hall has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, and in addition to its beautiful Renaissance exterior, the interior with paintings by Hendrik Leys, among others, is definitely worth a visit. If you want to see the inside of City Hall, you can join a guided tour.

Opening hours:

Antwerp’s Grote Markt is public square accessible all year round.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit The Grote Markt.

  • In December, there is an atmospheric Christmas market with an ice rink for the ultimate December party feeling on the Grote Markt.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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