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“Amazing entrancehall”
Review of Central Station

Central Station
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US$26.15*
and up
3-Hour Antwerp Bike Tour
Ranked #1 of 152 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.
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Amazing entrancehall”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The main station in Antwerp is situated next to a big square, the zoological gardens and the old main luxury street Keiserlei, where in the beginning of the last century the rich people went to stroll and enjoy the main terracecafes. The entrance hall is a great vieuw and it is not for nothing that people call this the traincathedral. Also there is a beautiful restaured resto-cafe where you feel that time has stood still.

Visited May 2014
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“Awestruck at Centraal”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Its a huge, unassuming piece of history and modernity blended together into an iconic building and transport hub.

Visited May 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“One of the most beautiful train stations in the world”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Everyone passing through Antwerp should make a stop at the beautiful train station. Check out the 3-level train stops, all the shops along the main level and the grand entrence hall.

Visited June 2013
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“Central Station - must see in Antwerp”
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.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful architecture, but many extensions that are very functional”
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.

Visited May 2014
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