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Turnhout, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
Geweldige studentenstad ;-), er passeren ook heel veel bussen. In de zomer is er elke vrijdagavond op de Grote Markt wel iets te doen of anders kan je genieten van de gezelligheid. Een andere aanrader is het begijnenhof midden in het centrum. Het is er heel rustig en mooi. Er is ook een grote winkelstraat: de Gasthuisstraat.
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Lichtaart, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
they have a very cool attraction park its called bobbejaanland. its like a half hour drive from Antwerp
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Turnhout, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
Turnhout originated on the crossroads of two major trade routes and in the protection of the hunting castle of the  Dukes of Brabant  that seems to have existed since 1110 or earlier. This hunting past is still reflected in the city's  coat of arms . The small community that developed obtained its Libertas as a “free city” from Henry I, Duke of Brabant  in about 1212. In  1338 , the privilege of organizing a market on saturday was granted, a tradition that still holds today. In  1466  a traveller described the well-built houses and paved roads, and counted five churches.By the  16th century  Turnhout had become a wealthy commercial center. Unfortunately there were not only ups, but also downs. The end of the  16th century brought  war ,  fire ,  confiscations  and  epidemics . Suppresion and  inquisition  made many progressive citizens to take refuge in  Holland , leaving the land of Turnhout impoverished behind. The further history of Turnhout consists of a series of ups and downs. Many times, the city and surroundings were the playground of  armies , resulting in two major  battles  named after Turnhout: one in  1597  and one in  1789  are referred to as  Battle of Turnhout .In  1830   Belgium  became independent, and Turnhout fell just south of the new border with the  Netherlands . The period of peace between 1831 and 1914 saw the digging of the  canal  ( 1846 ) and the construction of the  railroad  ( 1855 ).In the late  Middle Ages  Turnhout was a well-known centre for the  weaving  of bedding articles and of the  linen  trade. At the start of the  19th century  these trades were replaced by industries based on the use of paper.  Pieter Corbeels  and  Philippus Jacobus Brepols  are considered to be the founder of this industry. Turnhout retains much of this industry today. Numerous graphics companies are located in the region, such as  Brepols ,  Group Joos ,  Proost International Book Production , Van Genechten Packaging , and last but not least  Cartamundi , the world market leader of the  playing card  industry. In addition the Belgian Centre for the Graphics Industry, and the  Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication  are located in Turnhout.  Soudal , whose headquarter is located in Turnhout, is one of the leading companies in sealants.
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Turnhout, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
When you visit Belgium in July and August you will notice that there are a lot of local concerts throughout the Flemish part of the country. In Turnhout, a place which is very much known for the making of playing cards (when in Turnhout visit the museum!), you can enjoy every friday evening a free concert during the month July.
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Vosselaar, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
De Vosselaarse konijnenberg!!!
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Lichtaart, Antwerpen Region, Belgium
This is a rural village but it's known for it's familypark BOBBEJAANLAND! Young and old come here to have a wonderfull day. More information you can find on their website : www.bobbejaanland.be
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