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“Really Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
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Central Station
Koningin Astridplein, 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
02 528 28 28
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Ranked #1 of 114 things to do in Antwerp
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Really Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Yes it's just a train station but it is so impressive. The architecture and design are both amazing. It's hard to believe it was built just to be a train station. It could easily have been designed as part of a church or old palace. It's worth a visit.

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“Grand station in a beautiful city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is one of the best train stations I have seen in Europe. Is is big, well planned and beautiful.

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“Impressive and unusual station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

One of the more unusual stations I've seen, with three levels for the 24 or so platforms above one another - lovely architecture as well, very impressive. Worth a look if you're in the city, and also if you're passing through and changing trains there.

The underground platforms 21-24 are a bit of an unispiring concrete jungle though, so don't be put off by that - take the escalators up and see the original station from outside at street level.

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“So Glad we Read Trip Advisor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Would never have considered visiting this station had it not been for reviews on Trip Advisor. Do not miss this. It's beautiful beyond belief. Standing in the center of this high-ceilinged station leads to a true sense of wonder. It's that magnificent. Ornate? In some ways, yes and yet in others, the colors, outstanding windows and carefully selected marble makes this a stop in itself. Do not overlook this during your visit.

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“4th. most beautiful Rail Station in the world ???”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

In my books it beats New York's Grand Central!!
It's a veritable Tardis of a station! Stunningly beautiful on the outside, extremely "Grand" when you enter and then - WOW with a capital "W"!!
There are 4 levels with rail platforms on 1,2,and 4. Outside of a museum I've never seen trains "stacked" like this, it is truly amazing and well worth the visit. Level 4 has eateries and shops, buy a 10 ride bus/tram ticket for 10 euro from Relay.

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