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“Stunning building”
Review of Central Station

Central Station
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3-Hour Antwerp Bike Tour
Ranked #1 of 152 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.
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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“Stunning building”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were inter-railing and so got to see the station without making a special trip, but it is a beautiful building to check out if you get to that side of the city

Visited June 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“magnificent central station”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

not an ordinary railway station, but a monument. Recently extended with new platforms in the old building. Highly recommended for historical monument and modern architecture lovers

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Its said to be the third most beautiful train station of the world, or so ...”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

but we, Antwerp citizens, do not believe that. Guess what station we think is just the most beautiful of the world.
We were a little afraid that the restoration and excavation for the high speed train from Paris to Amsterdam might spoil the beauty, but it didn't.
What we also like: in order to experience the station, you will have to descend from the train. You can't travel on to Paris of Amsterdam, stay in the train and see the station. Get off, you will not regret the view, nor the city.

Visited August 2013
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Brussels
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“19th Century splendor”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

One of the 5 most beautiful train stations in the world, number one in Europe. Restored just a few years ago into its 19th century splendor.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Central Station Antwerp”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

They wanted to destroy this beautiful building many years ago....can you imagine?? Luckily some clever people opposed and this splendid building was saved and rstaured.

Visited July 2013
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