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Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station

Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #34 of 113 attractions in Ghent
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The busiest railway station of Flanders with over 45000 users a day has more to offer.  The magnificent building was built in the early 20th century... more »
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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193 reviews 193 reviews
95 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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441 reviews 441 reviews
396 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The station was very busy on our arrival and departure. It was reasonably clean. Signage was fair as we went out the wrong side for our hotel. Many vending machines and not so many shops. Compared to other railroad stations, the style is different and will be of interest to history or railroad fans. The tram runs on the one... More

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Moscow, Russia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Charming station I must say. Exactly the right type for a small old city. Just look at those ceilings! Nobody does such paintings in the transport hubs these days. Gives you a feeling of the previous decades if not centuries. Perhaps this station is not as beautiful as the one in Antwerp, but still...I enjoyed the view of the main... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It´s a railway station so if you are traveling by train you will pass there. If you are just staying in Ghent as a tourist it is not worth going there just to visit the building as there are much moor interesting historical buildings to visit close to the city center than the station.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lots of building work going on at present to improve the station. But very clean with helpful staff. The trains very always on time!!!

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This station is clearly being rebuilt along with a major redevelopment by Infrabel / NMBS of the route from Gent to Brugge, but the temporary access to platform 12 for trains to Oostende, Knokke & Blankenberge is well signed, as is the rest of the station. The station building is a lovely piece of architecture, and when you leave the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful train stations we have visited. It's beautifully restored, and the platforms are easy to navigate. Our only navigating difficulties came when we left the station to take a tram to downtown - it was hard to find where the tram stop was!

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