Many years ago these buildings were used for defense against enemies, they were residence of the monarch or a haven for those who retired from worldly life. Now these majestic and beautiful buildings delight the eye of tourists around the world.
Steen, also known as Het Steen, (Dutch: Steen, literally: "Stone") is
a part of the medieval fortress on the right bank of the Scheldt River in the
old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium...(read more)
Gravensteen Castle (Dutch:
Gravensteen, literally: "castle of the count") is a medieval castle in Ghent,
Belgium. It is the only medieval castle in Flanders, defensive system of which
has remained virtually untouched to this day...(read more)