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The Other Antwerp – The Royers Lock

By Ingridd @cosytraveler

For the next part of our walk, we went to the Royers Lock and then continued to the Noordkasteel Zuid:

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The Royers Lock is more than 100 years old and gives access to the right banks of the harbor of Antwerp. It is now mainly used by riverboats and the name comes from a well-known engineer of Antwerp. Noordkasteel on the other hand refers to a military fort that was built in the 19th century. Most of the building has been broken down, because of the expansion of the harbor and the area is no longer used by the army. In the middle of the 20th century the area was used as an open-air swimming-pool.

This was a very beautiful part of the walk! From the embankment you can admire the river, the harbor and the city itself.



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