Friday, January 17, 2014

Antwerp Centraal Railway Station

View of the station from my room at the Radisson Blu Astrid

Opened in 1905, the Antwerp Centraal station is an architectural masterpiece. With beautiful stonework, high vaulted ceilings and a stunning dome by Louis Delacenserie, it reflects the grandeur of train travel at the turn of the century. I'm always fascinated by rail travel and historic railway stations, but Antwerp's might be the most beautiful I've seen, and is a great introduction to this highly underrated city.