Little Antwerp

more than a year ago
The Old Market is a small square that has recently developed into a lively outdoor attraction covered in café terraces. Since 1984 the square even boasts a proper public water pump like in olden days. It’s a replica of the original pump dating from 1775, which was copied from the only remaining depiction of of the pump painted by Jan de Beijer. The Belgian-style bars Anvers and De Sinjoor have given the Old Market its popular nickname – Little Antwerp. Although the pubs’ premises are reminiscent of the famous city, the rest of the square lacks that Belgian quality largely due to the office building and the Schouwburg (Theatre) Promenade. The square also boasts a former department store in art nouveau style at Oude Markt 2 and the Walking Man statue by Peter Erftemeijer.


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