Centraal Station in Antwerp, Belgium


Located in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, Antwerp Central Station known as Antwerpen-Centraal is the major train station in the area. This station is immaculate constructed and has been listed by Newsweek magazine as the forth most beautiful station in the world.

The station was originally built in 1905, but as of march 2007 it has been redeveloped. This has resulted in the lanes on all three levels being renovated and now directly linked to the Netherlands via a tunnel that runs under the station and the city. The terminal is constructed out of stone and is covered by a huge dome. The viaduct of the railway was designed by a very talented individual, Jan Van Asperen. Antwerp Central Station is definitely one of the best examples of architecture in Belgium.



Sightseeing near Antwerpen Cetraal Station

Transportation options in and around Antwerp Central Station is vast and easy to find. This is important since the nearest airports are Deurne and Zaventem, which are located about 40 km away. Attractions in the surrounding area include: the Zoo, Aquatopia, Ecohouse, Flemish Opera, Atlantis Funparks, the Great Marken, the Diamond Museum, and the City Park. But, the best place to shop is the Theater Square and shopping centers.

Overnight or extended accommodations can be found near the Antwerp Central Station for an affordable price. For about €40 per night, visitors get great customer service and a wonderful night’s sleep from any of the great hotels like: Keyser Hotel, Park Inn Antwerpen, Hotel Florida, and Radisson BLU Astrid Antwerp.

Address

Koningin Astridplein, Antwerp

Lines 4, 12, 25, 52, 59 Levels 4 Platforms 14

Phone: +32 03 2067444

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Sources: Wikipedia, The Daily Beast

Posted in: Stations on August 7, 2011. This beautiful post was written by paul

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