Antwerp heritage

Ship arsenal

Under Napoleon, the French government built an arsenal for its war fleet, in the area between the Scheldt and Kloosterstraat, installing a shipyard and several workshops.

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  • 1814. The arsenal’s smithies
  • Map of the city with a view of the citadel and arsenal (1832)
  • The fish market in Riemstraat
  • The fish market on the arsenal’s foundations
  • The rear façade of the fish market in Riemstraat