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Elewijt is a village in the municipality of Zemst, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.


The village was first founded in the 1st century as a Roman vicus on a junction of roads. It kept existing until it was destroyed at the end of the third century. Hundreds of years later, a new village slowly began to arise, with the center half a mile to the south of the ruins of the old village.


Elewijt contains the castle of Het Steen, which was owned by Peter Paul Rubens from 1635 to his death in 1640, and featured in some of his paintings.

Coordinates: 50°57′42″N 4°27′21″E / 50.9618°N 4.4557°E / 50.9618; 4.4557