St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel

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St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel

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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,144 contributions
This tunnel is an easy way to reach the two sides of the city of Antwerp. At the right side you have the old city. The left side is more a neighborhood, but gives you a perfect view towards the old city. They started to build this tunnel in 1931 and it was finished in 1933. So it's an iconic place. It's often used for fotoshoots, films, videoclips ... The wooden escalators are still authentic.
Written February 15, 2021
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NB1957
674 contributions
This tunnel should be on be on the list of must sees for everyone who visits Antwerp. Dating back to the 1930's it is quite elegant with the Art Deco buildings, the wooden escalators and the large lift. It is very neat, clean and tidy, safe and very well used. There are also lovely views of the city from the opposite bank.
Written January 15, 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic5,361 contributions
This tunnel is a nice and unique experience. The escalation is wooden and I found restriction signs funny, as I come from the country that doesn't have that many bikes running at the transport.
I recommend to walk the tunnel one way to get o the other side of the river, and then to take a free water bus to get back, or vice versa.
Written September 15, 2021
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Richard B
Oxford, UK93 contributions
I'm not sure my wife and I would have visited this if it wasn't for the opportunity to get a couple of selfies for our granddaughter of the same name, but it turned out to be an interesting visit. 1930s vintage escalators at each end and a long walk through a very clean and well lit tunnel. Nice to see it well used by the locals and once on the other side one can find a bench and look over the river and city across.
Written April 18, 2022
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bfltd0
London, UK659 contributions
As this was our first trip to Antwerp, I was a little perplexed as to the lack of bridges crossing the river. Many cities make use of bridges across rivers. But not here.

The riddle was solved as we walked down the river and came across an art deco tower that we just had to investigate, as we couldn't work out its purpose. A metro station perhaps? To our surprise, it was the entrance to the pedestrian tunnel under the river. And what an immaculately-kept tunnel it is. No graffiti, no rubbish!

We just had to take a walk through the 574 metres of it, just to get to the other side. Once on the other bank, to be honest, there is little of interest - it is mainly modern housing - although we did find an excellent tea room nearby. The main attraction of this side of the river is the view back across to the old town of Antwerp.

We made the return journey, down the old wooden escalators (reminiscent of London tube stations many years ago) and back out into the old town.

This is well worth taking half an hour to experience a vintage attraction of Antwerp that is still in use and useful.
Written January 30, 2020
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Frank A
58 contributions
Old Tunnel Under The River. Built in the 30's. it must have been quite an experience back then to walk under the Shielde river. There are a series of photos depicting the construction. It is quite deep and reached either by lifts or a double old wooden escalater. Length is about 600 meter's from end to end. City end comes up very close to the centre of old Antwerp. The other side is Linkeover which is a suburb of Antwerpe. A few restaurants line the side of the river here,
Written December 22, 2021
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Stephen H
Manchester, UK87 contributions
Friends
What a great way to get across the river. The wooden escalators are like something out of a Flash Gordon Movie, Real Art Deco. They are in excellent condition. The tunnel itself is so bright and clean. Keep a watch out for bicycles though. (10 minute walk) On the other side of the tunnel away from the main city, It is a more local feel and there is a small cluster of three or four restaurants to the left of the tunnel entrance which are well worth a visit. The tunnel offers a part of Antwerp that the tourist would not normally see. Well worth a visit (and it's Free)
Written September 15, 2018
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BigBig-L
North Bay214 contributions
Couples
This is really something to see if you're into seeing odd structures. The old wooden escalators are in fantastic shape and look really sharp. You can take two escalators down to the tunnel or an elevator. Once in the tunnel you will see people walking as well as cycling - it was quite a sight.
Written December 28, 2017
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SteveByfleet
Leatherhead, UK367 contributions
Couples
At about 1/3 mile long, this under river tunnel is worth the time to walk through and back. The mainly wooden escalators at both ends are as old as any I've seen on the London underground, they take me back to my childhood days, maybe that's why I like this place so much. There's not a lot to see on the western riverside except a pleasantly overgrown park, but still worth the visit
Written April 29, 2017
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,095 contributions
Couples
I surprised my husband with a visit to St.Anna's Tunnel, I hadn't let on about this tunnel, it turned out a highlight of our stay in Antwerp. The St.Anne's tunnel is 572 metres long pedestrian/cyclist tunnel which goes under the Schelde, built in 1931 to 1933 to join the two sides of the river together. Adding to the fun is taking the well preserved wooden escalator 31 metres down to the tunnel, the sight and smell of the escalators brings back memories of the old escalators in department stores.

Walking the tunnel takes around 10 minutes, we share the tunnel with other walkers, cyclists, buskers and boy scouts selling sweets. Once on the other side of the river there is the same type of wooden escalator to take us up to the left bank. Walking over to the river bank we have great views of the city of Antwerp. A wonderful afternoon activity.
Written May 27, 2015
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