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Antwerpen-Centraal, Antwerp

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Must see · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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More than a train station, Antwerpen-Centraal is an eclectic architectural marvel. Designed by three separate architects and built between 1895 and 1905, the station has received several distinctions as one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Enter the historic domed building and marvel at the station's marble and stone interior. Note the three levels of platforms that provide connections throughout the country and the rest of Europe. The station mixes old with new, as renovations have been needed over the years. Notice how the modern architecture blends beautifully with the historic style. Make Antwerpen-Centraal a centerpiece of your Antwerp vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Antwerp trip planner.
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  • We’re do you start - from an engineering perspective this place is impressive with trains operating on three levels. Architecturally it T is also superb 
    We’re do you start - from an engineering perspective this place is impressive with trains operating on three levels. Architecturally it T is also superb  more »
  • This remarkable place is a museum on its own! It's a busy gateway to the Netherlands and France with an eclectic architectural style inside and outside, making it a spectacular building on four... 
    This remarkable place is a museum on its own! It's a busy gateway to the Netherlands and France with an eclectic architectural style inside and outside, making it a spectacular building on four...  more »
  • We didn`t have time to explore from the inside, but it is in the centre of Antverp and there are at least 4 Hotels around 
    We didn`t have time to explore from the inside, but it is in the centre of Antverp and there are at least 4 Hotels around  more »
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  • Antwerpen Central has an amazing design and interior. It’s so beautiful and elegant. It is definitely one of the tourism spots that you have to visit once you come to Belgium. Taking train from here is also so convenient. You can go to almost every cities in Belgium and other countries next to Belgium, such as: France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, London, etc. The train is very on-time. The staffs there are also so nice.
  • Our train came in on the bottom level and we left on the top level. Sounds easy right? NOT! This is a huge 5 storey station. It takes at least 30 mins to switch trains, especially if you are going from bottom to top. There are 5 levels each have arriving/departing trains. The architecture of the train station was breathtaking. It was the most beautiful station we visited in Europe.
  • Do go and see this beautiful station which is impressive inside and out. Walk through the arch between the ticket hall and the train platforms and take a look at the clock as well in the cafe. Worth just looking at the brilliance of the architecture in such a busy place!
  • Best railway station I have ever been to.. looks like a historic building. Every time I'm there, gets delighted by the beauty.. services are also good
  • There is no doubt this is a beautiful built train station. However, the paper route postings are just a suggestion as we learned watching our train depart on a different track. ;) If you want to catch your train on time only look at the main digital screens. These screens are the only ones correct. We, Canadians, appreciated the police officer at the station who helped redirect us. Surprising the train employee misguided us. Glad we did not take her advice as we would not have been on the correct train. If you miss your train, no worries your tickets are still valid. :)

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