Zo zag België er in 1890 uit

Het straatbeeld in Belgische steden aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw is niet te vergelijken met de drukte van nu, maar veel van de gebouwen die er toen stonden, zijn er nu nog. Op deze foto's uit 1890 kan je zien hoe België er meer dan een eeuw geleden uitzag.

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Federaal Parlement van België en het Warandepark in Brussel.

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Federaal Parlement van België in Brussel.

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Koningsplein in Brussel

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Koningsplein in Brussel

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Koninklijk Theater in Brussel

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De Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen in Brussel

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Hallepoort in Brussel

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De Grote Markt in Brussel

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De Grote Markt in Brussel

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De Brouckèreplein en de Anspachfontein in Brussel

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De Congreskolom in Brussel

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Standbeeld van Egmont en Horne in het Park van de Kleine Zavel

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Manneken Pis in Brussel

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Melkverkopers in Brussel rond 1890

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Melkverkopers in Brussel rond 1890

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Melkverkopers in Brussel rond 1890

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Melkverkopers in Brussel rond 1890

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Melkverkopers in Brussel rond 1890

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Uitzicht op Antwerpen rond 1890

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Antwerpen aan de Schelde

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Sint-Pauluskerk in Antwerpen

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Stadhuis van Antwerpen op de Grote Markt

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De Groenplaats en de kathedraal in Antwerpen

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Brabofontein in Antwerpen

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Melkmeisje met haar door drie honden getrokken melkkar rond 1890 in Antwerpen.

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Het Steen in Antwerpen

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De Duitse stoomboot La Prusse ligt aangemeerd in Antwerpen.

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De bibliotheek in Brugge

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De spits van de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk in Brugge

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Het kanaal en belfort in Brugge

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Minnewater in Brugge

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Smedenpoort in Brugge

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Groene Kaai in Brugge

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De Sint-Sebastiaansgilde in Brugge

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Het station in Brugge

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Sint-Salvatorskathedraal in Brugge

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Kapel in Brugge

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Oud Gerechtsgebouw in Gent

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Gravensteen in Gent

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Sint-Niklaaskerk in Gent

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Stadhuis van Gent en het belfort

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Sint-Baafsabdij in Gent

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Sint-Baafsabdij in Gent

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Sint-Baafsabdij in Gent

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Sint-Baafsabdij in Gent

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Sint-Baafsabdij in Gent

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De Rabot in Gent

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De Leie in Gent

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Luik, gezien vanuit het noorden

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Luik

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Pier in Oostende

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Het strand bij de Kursaal in Oostende

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Het strand in Oostende bij vloed

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De Kursaal in Oostende

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De Kursaal in Oostende

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Leopold Avenue in Oostende

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De dijk in Oostende

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De dijk in Oostende

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De dijk in Oostende

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De dijk in Oostendemet op de achtergrond de Kursaal

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De dijk in Oostende

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De dijk in Oostende

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Koninklijke Villa in Oostende

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De Pier in Oostende

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Strandgasten in Blankenberge

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Het strand en de zee in Blankenberge

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Het strand en hotels in Blankenberge

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Het strand en de Kursaal in Blankenberge

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Het strand en de Kursaal in Blankenberge

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De Pier in Blankenberge

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De Pier in Blankenberge

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De Pier en de kust in Blankenberge

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Toegang tot de haven in Blankenberge

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Hotels in Blankenberge

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De kust en de Kursaal in Blankenberge

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Leuven

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Dinant

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Dinant

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Waterloo

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