|At the beginning of the 20th century, the SNCB (Belgian Railways), owner of part of the site, constructed a new goods station, closer to the port installations.
Of course, you will not be as familiar with this as you are with the Central Station, and this is logical because the Maritime Station was not used by passengers. It simply was for merchandise in transit or for storage.
Architects Constant Bosmans and Henri Vandevelde, who designed it, did not just see the bigger picture.
They paid just as much attention to details, with vegetal motifs to be seen everywhere.
The rails themselves, still visible today, spread through this 4 hectare building.