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Central Station

Koningin Astridplein 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
+32 2 528 28 28
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Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three levels” (61 reviews)
“high speed” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Koningin Astridplein 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
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"three levels"
in 61 reviews
"railway cathedral"
in 47 reviews
"high speed"
in 34 reviews
"main hall"
in 46 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 140 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 53 reviews
"old building"
in 55 reviews
"diamond shops"
in 31 reviews
"waffles"
in 31 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 91 reviews
"antwerp zoo"
in 41 reviews
"train"
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"platform"
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"starbucks"
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"dome"
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"europe"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful architecture! In fact it’s the first striking thing you’d see when the train is pulling into the station!

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Reviewed today

A perfect fusion of modern and classic architecture. If you feel the outside is impressive, you will be astonished by the main hall which took our breath away. The station also includes many shops inside, and it the main transport hub for getting in and...More

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

World no 4 in terms of beautiful architecture and design. A must visit place to all history and architecture lovers The meticulous attention given to detail makes one feel out of the world. Right outside is the most famous Diamonds Market. Very helpful and cheerful...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived by train and were glad we did. The station is absolutely magnificent, with some extremely ornate decorations.

Thank grafran
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is art per se, fantastic building and very well integrated with the modern services that we use nowadays, take a moment here to appreciate the ceiling and take a walk through the stairs to have a view.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazed that the Flix bus came right into the square in front of Centraal station. Allowed us to just pop our bags in lugguage lockers and explore. Usual shops and cafes along platforms but absolutely amazing entrance to building /lots of cameras in action. (Hubby...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The front of the station is magnificent,although hidden slightly by a touring gondola wheel,but the true magnificence is found within. A truely grandeous ticket hall opens up onto the new station. Under a truely majestic roof are platforms on 3 levels, stunning modernization within the...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like New York’s Grand Central Station (only better), this building rises above its utilitarian function and is an architectural marvel.

Thank D S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The American magazine Newsweek considers this train station as the 4th most impressive in the world! The website 'Citytrip' (Stedentrippers in Dutch) considers it the most beautiful in Europe. The British-American news site 'Mashable' even voted in the most beautiful train station in the world....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing architecture, beautifully decorated. The surrounding area is also good. One finds really interesting and beautiful buildings around the Central Station.

Thank Qamar M
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Jasmin S
31 March 2018|
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Response from rbreslawski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you head up De Keyserlei from the front of the train station there is a cafe on the right hand side. Also at the very far end of the train station just outside to the left there is a quaint place right next to the... More
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vakrilovab
4 January 2018|
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Response from Nicky R | Reviewed this property |
All trains leaving at brussels airport going south stop at brussels midi. Brussels airport station is outside brussels. In brussels city you have three major trainstations In the north: brussels noord/nord In the... More
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phylsteve
29 May 2017|
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Response from ArthurR1955 | Reviewed this property |
Avis and Europcar stations are a ( min walk from the station. Eurocar also has a station in the Central Station. In the next é years it will be very difficult to get there as te main central road will be interrupted. However... More
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