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Address: Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein, Ghent, Belgium
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Travelled here from Brussels International station via a quiet,efficient train system. Attractive building & a nice way to arrive at Ghent. Friendly staff & enjoyed a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit far to the main center or the old part of the city. Walking it can take 30 minutes. You can take the tram or buses to get to the main attractions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one train station you do not require a PhD in Binary programming to navigate. Staff are extremely helpful and fluent in many languages so do not be afraid to ask for help with buying any kind of ticket...even the silly tickets. There is a Starbucks for wifi and a Tabac. It even has those weird old lady jewellery... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled here from Brussels International station via a quiet,efficient train system. Attractive building & a nice way to arrive at Ghent. Friendly staff & enjoyed a nice coffee & doughnut at one of the kiosks inside.

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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice station to quickly take a look. But if you don't need to be here, a detour for only this is not necessary. If you are at the station, just go to the great hall and take a look at the ceiling! This station was build in 1913 for the wold expo in Ghent. It is not... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Surprising that it merits a review on a tourist site. It is after all a train station. And as trains stations are wont, it has a display board, it has platforms. It has trains running through it. It has trains going to Brussels and lies midway between Brugge and Brussels. It has places where you can eat and drink. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

this is the main entry station to Ghent from Brussels, Eurostar and other locations. it's a large station with circa 20 platforms and good taxi rank outside. wonderful art nouveau original but platform areas currently undergoing years of construction work

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northern ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Gets very busy with commuters. Ticket hall staff very helpful & speak excellent English. Main entrance hall ceiling nicely decorated, platforms cold & lacking information.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

good central station for trains and buses for ghent city. also trains to brussels and the airport are available from here. if one travels on weekend, one can get half price tickets. very good deal.

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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I didn't expect anything suprising after arriving to the station but it turned out to be an interesting piece of architecture. Make sure to look up at the ceiling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is an amazing railway station but there needs to be better directions for visitors heading to the downtown area. The day I was there it was pretty quiet but there was little help in how to get the tram to go downtown if you didn't have a pass or the right change for the machines (some of which weren't... More 

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