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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Stunning architecture: succesful combination of new, modern architecture and the grand building and train hall.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The station has to be seen to be believed! It's more like a cathedral than a railway station. And it has lots of levels of tracks, with a view from the main level down onto the lowest. But if you aren't just sightseeing, go early because the ticket office can be hard to find and it takes lots of times... More

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Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I go here everyday to get to work, and the building keeps intriguing me. From the outside it's a beautiful building, the hall is very impressive but on the top platforms I think it's at its best. Since the expansion-renovation of the building (until 2007) you can easily get lost between the 24 platforms, there seem to be hundreds of... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

They don't build so beautiful train stations anymore so go there and lose yourself! Them take a train from there to the heart of the continent!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Building looks quite something from the outside, but is a real wow on the inside with trains on 3 levels and a Metro, as well a ground level concourse. Even if you are not a train person, you should see this prize-winning station development!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Not only a very efficient train station but one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Give yourself some time to enjoy your surroundings at the station, grab a snack and sit back on the benches in the main lobby and watch the world go by.

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London
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We wandered into this place while we were waking around Antwerp... and we're speechless when we saw how stunning beautiful that it was. In other places… this building might have been a cathedral, an opera house, a great museum... but here it is the most stunning railway station that we have ever seen. Top Tip: Remember to take some photographs...... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The architecture in this building is stunning - well worth visiting and viewing. It is a huge station and somewhat confusing, but pretty clean, lots of small convenience / snack shops inside.

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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It's a unique experience to come down from the train in the large train station, having combined 3 different design stiles. It is breathtaking each time I visit it.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Ok, it's a big, ornate building, with an imposing inside and multi level railway tracks, but hardly worth the rating it gets.

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