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Gent-Sint-Pieters Railway Station

Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein, Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #32 of 114 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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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Congleton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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95 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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385 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 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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Philadelphia
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29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Gent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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