450th anniversary of the town hall. The city’s best known house

The free exhibition runs until 31 March 2017 on the ground floor of the town hall. The exhibits are in Dutch but visitor brochures are available in French, German and English.

Why were there originally two mayors? Did Antwerp’s town hall really burn down once? How did the town’s administrators communicate before www.antwerpen.be was launched? What actually goes on in the town hall? Why does the town hall need restoring?

The exhibition “450th anniversary of the town hall. The city’s best known house” will provide an answer to these and many other questions. In this exhibition visitors will learn more about this building’s history, the backdrop for four centuries of Antwerp politics.

An interactive tailor-made tour has been developed for children, with facts about the town hall.

 
 
If you want to learn more about the town hall, consider booking a guided tour with a city guide. Individual and group tours available.
 

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Grote Markt 1
Antwerpen

http://www.antwerpen.be/450jaarstadhuis

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