Antwerp Central Station

Antwerp Central Station is the main station at the Queen Astrid Square in Antwerp and was under construction from the year 1895 to 1905. Central Station Antwerp was built as a replacement for the original terminal of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone terminal buildings and its large dome were designed by Louis Delacenserie while the iron and glass were conducted by Clement van Bogaert all with the help of a local architect by the name Jan Van Asperen.

Though built quite some time ago, Antwerp Central Station is now regarded as the finest example of railway architecture in all of Belgium. In addition, the American magazine Newsweek named Antwerpen-Centraal the world’s fourth great train station as of 2009. With several additions and reconstruction projects throughout the years, the station has become a truly important terminal for Belgium but for connecting passengers in neighboring European countries as well.

With four levels and fourteen tracks altogether, it is nothing short of massive and definitely may be overwhelming for those who have never frequented the station before. However, maps and information counters are there to help you find your way if you happen to be making use of the station next time you are in Antwerp.

Antwerp Central Station in brief

Place Koningin Astridplein, Antwerp, Belgium
When 1905
Locally Known As                  Antwerpen-Centraal
Admission FREE

Trivia

Did you know that the original building took a total of 10 years to construct?

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