Brabo, the statue and the story …

The statue of Brabo has been in Antwerp for a long time … the story goes that once upon a time there was a giant who asked toll from all ships that wanted to pass over the river Scheldt. People who could not pay had a hand cut of.

A roman soldier Brabo ended this abuse by cutting of the hand of the giant, while he was sleeping, and threw the hand in the river.

Thats the story, you can find more info at the tourist information on the Grote Markt.