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    Het Steen - Great Attractions (Antwerp, Belgium)

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Take a tour of Het Steen in Antwerp, Belgium – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    The Het Steen, which means "the Stone" in Dutch, is Antwerp's oldest structure.

    This renowned castle was built in the early 13th century, during Belgium's Medieval Age.

    The castle has had a long and varied history, changing functions and masters throughout the years.

    The Het Steen has played the role of a fortress, a prison, and is currently a museum.

    Although the castle was built for the Dukes of Antwerp, it spent more time housing prisoners.

    High walls, turrets, towers, and pennants make the Het Steen a classic castle.

    Today, it is home to Antwerp's museums of archaeology and maritime history.