The walking tour starts on Astridplein, where you have views of the facade. Here the guide will tell you the history of this majestic building. Later you will visit the beautiful station hall, built to the same model as the Pantheon in Rome. The hall is full of symbols referring to the rich citizens who lived in Antwerp around 1900. The iron train shed with its three hinged arches is a technological high point from 100 years ago. This is also the reason why this station is called ‘the railway cathedral’. During the final part of this walking tour we will pay attention to the tunnelling, which is one of the highlights of the tou and also to the new Kievit station.