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“Central Station - must see in Antwerp”
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Central Station
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US$16.19*
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1 Hour Antwerp Citytourbus
Ranked #3 of 169 things to do in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 27 May 2014

When you don't arrive by train, just go there and see the beautiful line between old and new architecture. It's beautiful. Trains don't run on time, most of the time, but the station is perfectly fine to wait.

Thank Boston300
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Impressive station, over four levels, with three of those containing the platforms, and a fourth at street level for shops. Through trains heading north to the Netherlands leave from plats 21-24 on the lowest level.

Plenty to look at here, and not a bad station to get around, signage is pretty good and it's pretty obvious where to go to find your train. Agree with other comments that this has been beautifully restored. Even the functional add ons kind of fit in with the old.

Thank Jfre70562
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

An architectural masterpiece which should not be missed. This is one of the most successful renovations on an old building I have seen, combining in en excellent aesthetic way the old with the new. The contrast of the the modern element with the old ones puts even more in value the old building, of which every piece is a marvel.

Thank Tass0P
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Beautiful and easy to navigate. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy for at least 30 minutes. Trains on three levels, I don't think I've seen that before. Well lit and local artists passing by playing music.

Thank MulberryCreek
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Since the renovation this railway cathedral shines again in all its splendour. The old building can compete with the most beautiful train stations in the world. The new part is a worthy replacement of the old tracks and offers now everything a tain traveller can dream about.

Thank JimVL
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