Antwerp Central Railway Station: Overall view, facade on Astrid square



The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen. The style is “highly eclectic” (Grove).


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Antwerpen-Centraal

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Train stations

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Twentieth century

  • Nineteenth century

Place of Creation
  • +51.217222+4.421111

  • Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

  • Antwerp

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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