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Central Station

Koningin Astridplein, 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
02 528 28 28
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Ranked #1 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Type: Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Stepping up into the station entrance hall from the gloomy underground entrance of the Astrid subway tram stop, we uttered a simultaneous "Wow!" People rave about London's St. Pancras, but even that has nothing on this architecture. Great marble staircases and an opulent entrance hall provide a vast open space which lead to the platforms on different levels. A reminder... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

although is so big with 20+ train lines the access is very easy, you can get from line 1 to line 24 in just 5 min. the building is amazing on the inside as well as outside. all the city tours can start from this point, the shopping street is just 5 min walk from it, also very close to... More

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florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you are travelling later than 8:00 p.m be advised that most restaurants and shops are closed. Also you are limited to where you can wait

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a nice to see, and amazing building for a train station. however you will spend no more than 5 minutes.

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Breda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic building.It is very nice feeling when you stop there by train, you think you are in other era!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Arriving at Antwerp central station by train for the first time, we were in for a surprise. This is not typical station - the trains are situated on multiple levels, and the station's interior and exterior are more befitting of a museum. A pleasure to the eye and a most pleasant surprise!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This station is amazing, its beautiful full of amenities and in a great location in the city. This is one of my favourite parts of Antwerp and fortunately its difficult to go there without seeing it. When you leave the station turn around and take a minute to appreciate the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautifully restored historic building, you must go inside and from the top balcony you can see trains on 4 levels. Amazing

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Like most European cities, Antwerp has its own grand central station. The architecture is very impressive. We stayed near by and welcomed the chance to have a look around as there was nothing else of interest close to our hotel given the old town is a 10 min walk away. At night it is lit up nicely and the area... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had heard that the Central Station of Antwerp was really beautiful. But you can never have a real idea of how beautiful it is. If the first impression is that one which remains with you, arriving in Antwerp through its train station will make you have a very nice first impression of Antwerp. Central Station of Antwerp is the... More

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