Hidden Treasures: Spectacular Abandoned Stock Exchange Building in Belgium

antwerp-stock-exchange-abandoned (Image: Daan Oude Elferink (see website), reproduced with permission)

The ornate yet relatively unassuming exterior of this old Stock Exchange building hides a hidden treasure that has become a holy grail for urban explorers. The spectacular interior hall was constructed during the 19th century to replace an earlier building designed by Domien de Waghemakere, which had burned down in 1858.

Featured in our popular article 5 Pillars of the Abandoned World, the former Stock Exchange building was closed in 2003 due to fire regulations. All but abandoned over the last decade, plans are reportedly afoot that will see the grand structure transformed into a 5-star hotel and public city lounge.



antwerp-stock-exchange-abandoned-4 (Images: Daan Oude Elferink (see website), reproduced with permission)

Keep reading – discover 5 More Pillars of the Abandoned World, and explore 20 of the World’s Most Spectacular Abandoned Mansions.

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  • My, my, this’d be a great filming location…

  • Daniela Savulescu

    hello! I’m going to Antwerp next week and i’d like to know if one can enter and take pictures inside. Thank you!


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