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“Just Beautiful”
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Central Station
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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 5 June 2014

This was my second time with a layover at this station. It is breathtakingly beautiful and very clean. We arrived on a Sunday morning so it was not too crowded. Like most large train stations in Europe, it has everything a traveler would need- restaurants, coffee shops, snack kiosks, convenience shops and more. There is an interesting bread vending machine by the side entrance. If you just need that full fresh loaf of bread on your layover, one can be had for Euro 1.90. Although this is a large and busy station, it is a quiet as a library. The escalator leading down to the lowest level is unusual as it flattens out in the middle. There are also lifts on all levels. If you are travelling to or thru Antwerpen, spend an hour at this station....it is definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

the entire building inside and outside is beautiful. ornaments and bows. just hard to find shop in which they are souvenirs and tickets for buses for one trip (most often 10)

Thank Kasia W
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

its one of the most beautifull stations in Europe,the most lovely I ever have seen,a must see ,and dont forget to take pictures,a lot of snackbars, a supermarket,tramway near,metro near,a very extendet railwaystation with the zoo next to it!

Thank AKE207
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

What a beautiful piece of 19th Century architecture and engineering. Don't hesitate to to and have a look - it's stunning: trains coming into the station from 3 levels!!! Staggering.

Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The central station has been beautifully renovated, leaving the old building with its magnificent decoration intact while upgrading it to the next century. Great Job.

Thank Eric S
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