Antwerp heritage

Vierschaer Court

The “Vierschaer” was the Antwerp law courts, named after the four “scarren” or benches used to demarcate it: a bench for the accused, the judge, the public prosecutor and the party claiming damages.

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  • Sixteenth-century door release of the Vierschaer
  • Overview of the fortress
  • “Freeing of a negro slave” (J. de Vriendt)
  • Drawing of the Vierschaar (L. Van Opstal)
  • Drawing of the Gate of the Vierschaar (W. Linnig)
  • Drawing of the Vierschaar (J. Linnig)