Recently renovated, restored and all-round regenerated, Antwerp Centraal Station is an impressive feat.
The restoration has been very sympathetic - with all the original bits having been kept and the modern section being built underground. Riding up from the underground platforms is an exhilirating experience as the old original façade opens up in front of you. At the beginning you can't see any of the original features - but rising slowly from the depths there it is, in all is gorgeous splendour.
Antwerp - what to do, see, stay and eat - What to see, where to stay and eat in historic Antwerp
Belgium - recommended hotels - Recommended hotels in Antwerp and Brussels
Antwerp - de Kathedraal - Historical information about the gothic Antwerp Cathedral
Antwerp - the Cathedral seen from Groenplaats - View of the spires of Anterwep Cathedral as seen from Groenplaats
Brussels - City Hall on the Grand Place - The Town House of Brussels on the Grand Place in the old town
Brussels - Grand Place - Grand Place in the central old town of Brussels
Brussels - museum on the Grand Place - The museum of Brussels on the Grand Place in the old town of Brussels
Brussels - The Mannekin Pis - The world famous Mannekin Pis fountain in the Belgian capital Brussels
Brussels - a day around town - A weekend trip to Brussels and Luxembourg
Brussels and Luxembourg - Travel plan for a short weekend trip to Brussels and Luxembourg
Visit Antwerp - Official website of the Antwerp Tourism Board
Koningin Astridplein, 2018 Antwerp
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook