Antwerp Central Station
Visitors to Antwerp are instantly awed by the city once they arrive at the magnificent Antwerp Central Station. Designed at the turn of the century, it was voted the world’s fourth greatest train station by Newsweek magazine and is the main train station for travellers looking to get around Antwerp or take the train directly to other European cities.
Anyone getting the train into Central Station will not have far to go to reach an upscale Antwerp hotel: the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is just a five minute walk away. Once guests have checked their bags in, they can grab a bite at the hotel’s modern Square Brassiere & Terrace, a local favourite, before setting off to any one of Antwerp’s attractions nearby.
Antwerp’s main train station
It is worth taking a few moments to appreciate Central Station for its beauty as well as its efficiency. Designed by Louis Delacenserie, the train station’s glass-covered platforms, stone walls and gigantic dome are sure to impress.
Agatha Christie fans will be thrilled to learn that Central Station was chosen as the filming location for The Chocolate Box episode for the Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV series while diamond lovers will love browsing the array of glistening diamonds in the Diamond District just next to Central Station.
Along with the Port of Antwerp, it connects Antwerp to the rest of Europe and has played a major role in Antwerp’s trading past.
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp
Being so close to Antwerp’s biggest train station as well as the city’s best museums, exclusive boutiques and attractions, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp is the perfect starting point. There is even a popular attraction inside the hotel itself: the Aquatopia aquarium never fails to wow children and adults alike.