While most people know Brussels is famous for Art Nouveau architecture, fewer people are aware of the stunning examples in Antwerp. One neighbourhood stands out in particular and it is well worth a visit – Antwerp’s Zurenborg.
The Zurbenorg neighbourhood is located to the south-east of Antwerp and is easily accessible by taking the train to the Antwerpen-Berchem Station. Cross the street from the station and you will find the “Golden Triangle” of streets featuring Art Nouveau architecture, Cogels Osylei, Waterloostraat and Transvaalstraat.
These houses were built primarily between 1894 and 1906 and feature a variety of “revival” styles and influences: Gothic Revival, Neo-Renaissance, Greek Revival, Neoclassical, and British Tudorbethan architecture.
The following is a photographic walking tour of the Zurenborg:
The best way to enjoy the architecture of the Zurenborg is on foot, so head to Antwerp and have a wander. Check out our Facebook Page for even more photos of Antwerp.