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Address: Koningin Astridplein 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
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+32 2 528 28 28
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to...

Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.

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Beautiful railstation with multiple levels. It is so easy to go to antwerp. Really recommended Close to city center

Reviewed 14 November 2014
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Paris, France
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Beautiful railstation with multiple levels. It is so easy to go to antwerp. Really recommended Close to city center

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

If you are in Antwerp you must see this even if you didn't arrive or leave by train. The original station is a wedding cake of 'Look at Me and feel lucky to have arrived in Antwerp!'. It is real Belle Époque stuff. And then the renovations are equally strong but respectful of the original. The modern interventions are all... More 

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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I did a stop at the central train station of Antwerp. Impressive and classical architecture. Modernized hall and plenty of shops, ie Starbucks. The only inconvenient experiences on my departure with an High speed train: I was seeking video screens everywhere... They could place more information screens in the building. But overall, a beautiful station.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

One of the most beautiful train stations in the world! When visiting Antwerp with witchever transportation this is a must see! Old meets new, lots of shops, look up to the roof in the old part!

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New Delhi, India
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Loved the three level central station and the was completely awed by its gigantic size. The old 18th century architecture blended with the modern construction quite smoothly. Everything was available that you could think of. My only itch was that the person at the information center didn't know much about local transport and wasn't able to guide us about it.... More 

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Bad Voeslau, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

When you gaze upwards, and your mouth falls open, as is sure to happen, take care there are no pigeons overhead

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Like many stations built over a 100 years ago in splendid granduer, Antwerpen Centraal is no exception, with a fantastic entrance and 2 levels of platforms below street level ('-1' = terminus platforms 11 -14 & '-2' through platforms 21 - 24 used mainly by the 'Thalys' & 'Benulux' services between Amsterdam and Brussel. On level '+1' is now platforms... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We arrived in Antwerp by train from Brussels. The train ride took about one hour. We were instantly awed by the architecture of the Antwerp train station. We have been to many trains stations around the world and this is probably the most beautiful. In addition, it is quite functional with multi-level platforms, very good signage, with enough shops and... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

This station is really beautiful! It is massive and there is a lot to see. There's also everything you need, drink, food and the girl's best friend: diamond! I would recommend to visit it even if you don't need to take the train!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

If for no other reason, you just spend a while here to view the architecture, the whole visit will be worth the time spent. I was told that it is comparable to St Pancras, but to me, it exceeds that. At the time this was constructed, railway travel was in its infancy, therefore no one knew what was expected of... More 

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