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St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel

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Address: Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Fascinating tunnel!

The Sint Anna Tunnel is a long tunnel that allows you to cross the Scheldt River. Construction began on the tunnel in 1931 and it opened to the public in 1933. It's around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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AREQUIPA, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This pedestrians tunnel to the other side of the River Scheldt was built around the 1930's. It's still in use, just go down using the old mechanical stairs or the large lift (for bicycles), and walk under the river for around 300 meters. Access and use is free. Have a coffee or tea on the other side and walk back.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sint Anna Tunnel is a long tunnel that allows you to cross the Scheldt River. Construction began on the tunnel in 1931 and it opened to the public in 1933. It's around 500metres long and access to the tunnel is either by a very old and beautiful wooden escalator, or by elevator. It's a beautiful old tunnel and worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An a humid day, there may be a mist hanging at the other end of the tunnel; eery... Otherwise, a great way to get from left bank to right bank and back, on foot or by bike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This pedestrian (and bicycle) tunnel is a must-see when visiting Antwerp. It basically offers a free journey back into time (1930's). The wooden escalators and countless tiles on the curved walls make this place a perfect spot for urban and fashion photography. One should also definitely make the effort to go to the other end of the tunnel (and go... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing to walk in this long tunnel. At first you get down with an old wooden stairlift. On the other side you have a nice view over the Antwerpen.

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Antwerpen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk yo the other side of the river, and enjoy the skyline of Antwerp. Your review must be at least 100 characters long. Adding details really helps travelers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tunnel goes under the river and is used by pedestrians and bikes. Go if you have time and admire the original wooden escalators from the '30s

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What an interesting tunnel. Descend by old wooden escalators, or take the lift if you're by bike, and walk the long tunnel under the river to take the escalators up again. Very interesting to do. When you're halfway the tunnel still seems endless. It's a busy tunnel when we visited during the day, I'm not sure what it's like at... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love that tunnel. The wooden escalator is very unique and the tunnel is not too long so easy to cross it. You can do it with the bicycle as well. Best to park you r car this side and cross the Tunnel to get to the city center.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you want to reach the left or west bank of the Schelde river in Antwerp (e.g., to see the 'bough meadow' there), you may walk through this pedestrian tunnel. It is one long white tube, where bicyclists also pass through. The wooden escalators are nice. But in the end it's just a tunnel.

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