At the end of the Middle Ages Antwerp was a "Water City". This water, the Canals, served for the defense of the city, for trade and for the discharge of waste. Due to the growth of the population, the lack of space increased, but also the pollution in the streets and in the water of the canals.
Where many people live together, agreements must be made regarding waste processing and hygiene to prevent diseases. And if people did get sick, how and where they were cared for?
During this walk we zoom in on the hygienic habits and regulations
and on medical care in Antwerp from the 16th to the 19th century.
Place of appointment: In front of the castle 'Het Steen' (Steenplein 1)
Duration: 2 hours
Price: € 110,00