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Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station

Address: Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #30 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Belgrade, Serbia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I find it quite stupid to rate a railway station, but my point is in this review: building itself. Although made in fake historical style, about one century ago, it is worth seeing, with little towers and big clock tower. Station is not that big, just a regular one for a small european city, so it won't be a problem... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived on a Friday afternoon - the wrong time of day on a busy weekend - with masses of people arriving and departing and seeming bedlam outside. Needing information we were directed to the interactive monitor, which I heartily disliked - I didn't like the man's face trying to follow my moods and read what I wanted. I prefer... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well nothing extra ordinary about it. A normal railway station which is not some place of tourist importance except boarding trains. Staff was not able to speak in English and sign boards were lacking English. So difficult or tourists.

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

After arriving, look for the Information trailer OUTSIDE of the Station, near were the buses are. They will give u a map of Ghent and a tram map. Don't be put off by having to take the tram. It will cost you €1.30 to reach the city Center on Tram #1 ( your stop will be Kronenmart). Get off the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Upon arrival at the train station, I followed the "i" sign, but almost missed the small booth for maps. First I expected a tourist office, but it turned out to be a booth, with interactive monitor display. Just follow the instructions given, either take a tram, or walk 20 minutes to the old town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

During my stay in Gent, i used this station as a launching pad to other parts of Belgium, The staff are multilingual and extremely helpful for foreigners. You can purchase almost any train/bus or tram tickets here and the staff are great for helping with getting a bargain. There is a Starbucks, 2 other cafes, several ATMs, clean toilets (!!!)... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Main station only 30 minutes direct from Brussels and 25 minutes to Bruges. Has all the facilities for the traveller and helpful English speaking staff. Great transport links - bus and tram - to be Gent city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
94 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A well laid out station with everything your could need. The self service luggage lockers were excellent, easy to use and cheap.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This station has everything. The inside is lovely and clean. There are lockers, coffee kiosks, restaurants, tabak shops etc...directly outside is the bus and tram hub. This station is user friendly, even if you don't speak the language. Arrival and departure screens are large and easy to read. Beautiful inside.

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Bucharest, Romania
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396 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nice building,wonderful decoration,beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings.Not very big but different...

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