We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (2,734)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“city hall”(87 reviews)
“guild houses”(49 reviews)
Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Antwerp 2800, Belgium
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Grote Markt
from US$12.63
More Info
from US$68.88
More Info
from US$160.71
More Info
from US$1,050.00
More Info
Reviews (2,884)
Filter reviews
1,066 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful square city hall guild houses christmas market brabo fountain market square flemish architecture the grand place cafes and restaurants old city walk around visit antwerp statue belgium engel brussels stalls
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,066 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy walk from here to most of the famous places. You get a good impression of the history of this city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bigw289
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful colonial architecture, guild Houses, statues and fountains. heaps of chic bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food and drinks. Belgian beer has a wide variety along with their renowned chocolate's. Relaxed atmosphere with buskers and horse driven carriage rides.Spent a lovely sunny...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank avisingh24
Reviewed 4 days ago

The market wasn't really happening when we were there, but the Grote Markt square is still worth the visit. Beautiful buildings and tons of restaurants nearby where you can sit outside and enjoy the views!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kellykK960YQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvel at the beautiful architecture, check out the amazing collections in shopping malls and drool at the Belgian chocolates. Just walk and explore the place in Antwerp

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sinjana .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As is the case with every great Flemish city, Antwerp’s medieval heart was a classic Grote Markt. The square features, among other buildings, an Italo-Flemish Renaissance-style stadhuis and the baroque Brabo Fountain depicting the hero of Antwerp’s giant-killing, hand-throwing foundation legend.  

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fabiodiglio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grote Markt in Antwerp or as the name implies "Great Market" is the town square, where business people gathered to trade and conduct business. Today it is the center of Antwerp with the magnificent City Hall Building and many office buildings and a plethera...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First there is the architectural beauty of these old meesterhuizen, kept in a beautiful state. But than there is the atmosphere of the nice pubs restaurant with marvelous terrasses in summer and the excellent Belgium beer

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hagar2086
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Antwerp's Grote Markt is a beautiful square. In the days of old it was the place to go to do business. This was the real heart of the city where artisans, craftsmen and traders would do their business. The buildings are absolutely beautiful. The Gothic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings surrounding the Grote Market are very pretty and they are even more so during the holidays. The nice Christmas Market was a lovely touch to the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful market place frozen in time. The guild houses are beautiful. And there is of course the city hall building! A must see whenever you visit Antwerp. And it is free!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 79bartt
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 77 nearby hotels
Hotel O Kathedral
338 reviews
.07 km away
Maison d'Anvers
27 reviews
.09 km away
199 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
514 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,761 nearby restaurants
Meat Factory
869 reviews
.02 km away
Den Engel
156 reviews
.04 km away
Bia Mara
491 reviews
.04 km away
De 7 Schaken
472 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 404 nearby attractions
301 reviews
.13 km away
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
810 reviews
.04 km away
Nello & Patrasche Statue
80 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from skincaregal1954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I was there in the spring, so I don't know. Best wishes. Hope you are able to find some great treasures.
10 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from hdias | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral opens for visits at 1000 except Sundays and public holidays.
27 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Chipaid | Reviewed this property |
The Grote Markt is around 20-25 minutes stroll from the southern most dock. Depending on your docking station, will determine. The old town including Grote Markt is a must. Check with your cruise company as they often lay on... More