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Address: Koningin Astridplein, 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 528 28 28
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to...

Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.

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Awesome mult-level station, great location in the dead center of town, next to the beautiful zoo, big promenade 'de Keyserlei' when you come out, great for shopping= must see

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome mult-level station, great location in the dead center of town, next to the beautiful zoo, big promenade 'de Keyserlei' when you come out, great for shopping= must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Antwerp I pop in and spend some time watching the trains come and go on the different levels and gazing up at the beautiful beams.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is certainly one of the most beautiful railway stations of the world. It mixes several styles, but in a very good way.

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Thank braambes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice. Worth seeing. Go downstairs and take a look of the entire roof from bellow. Beautiful view from there. After your visit, take a coffee in Starbucks, or go outside through the back entrance (Kievitsplein) and take a coffee in Pain Quotidien.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived by train into Antwerp, fantastic looking train station. Too bad they don't build train stations like this anymore. Must visit, even if you don't take the train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth a walk around especially the main entrance and stairs. Stunning, grand and impressive. Very clear signs to help you navigate around and clean toilets but remember you 50 cents.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a Starbucks inside, the staff at the station were very helpful if your are looking to move around or visit places they give you options and suggest what is best that's something I actually appreciated.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't take the plane. Take the train! The station is magnificent. I was pleasantly surprised and it remains one of the best attraction of the city. Best of all it's free!

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was supposed to take the train to Brussels Airport at 12.17. The table showed it will be on platform ***, even at 12.25. Then, it disappeared, I do not know what happened (unless there is a platform with number *** Maybe that was for wizards only, and Harry Potter found it :) I had to take the next train,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I would be able to repeat the word hundred times I would, simply stunning architecture, BTW the main Jewish Shul on Oosten Straat was designed the same way by the same Architect, so it's worth giving a visit too

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