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Sint-Pietersstation – Not just a train station

Maybe it’s a bit weird to put a train station on my list of favorite places. Well, I don’t have a driver’s license so sometimes the train is necessary. Luckily I can take that train from a very beautiful train station. Forget Central Station in New York City, Sint-Pietersstation is the place to be. Instead of running to catch my train I take the time to look around me.

In the main entrance hall, lay down on the floor or when it’s too crowded just look above you at the nice murals representing the biggest cities connected by train in 1913. The station was built in that year as a sort of gateway for the world’s fair in Ghent, today the neighbourhood is a gateway to the city and is going through a huge makeover. In 2024 this is gonna be a connection for public transport in Ghent. The modern architecture is in my opinion not entirely successful with little respect for the neighbourhood and the old train station. But come take a look and judge for yourself. 

But I’m not always into history and art, sometimes I do like watching the people passing by. Complete strangers or friends with a morning mood, they all make my day.

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Address

Koningin Maria-Hendrikaplein, Ghent

Opening Times

04:00 - 02:00 daily

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)