Antwerp heritage

Bonaparte Dock

Bonaparte Dock or the Small Dock (Klein Dok) was built in the sixteenth-century Nieuwstad district. This was a 25-hectare site with canals and a residential neighbourhood, called “Boerenkwartier” or the farmers’ neighbourhood.

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  • Map of Bonaparte Dock and Willem Dock, 1813
  • The Boerenkwartier neighbourhood near the Hanseatic House (A. Grimmer)
  • “Entry of Napoleon in Antwerp” (Van Bree)
  • Napoleon’s beaver felt hat, 1815
  • Lithograph with a “View of Bonaparte Lock and the docks”
  • “View of the Small Dock and the Hanseatic House”, c. 1812