Posted by: Marjolein Vegers | 01/12/2010

St. Annatunnel ~ Antwerp

The tunnel of St. Anna is a pedestrian tunnel, in Dutch: ‘voetgangerstunnel’. It connects the centre of Antwerp on the right bank of the Schelde with the left bank of the Schelde. It was built in the 1930’s. All the historic details are still in place, like the wooden escalators, the art deco details in the elevators and the symmetrical buildings on both sides.
The tunnel is open 24 hours a day and the entrance is free. It is 572 metres long, so a walk will take you less then ten minutes one way. Coming from the centre of Antwerp the walk is well worth the effort: on the other side of the Schelde you can enjoy the magnificent view on the skyline of Antwerp!
Another interesting detail for those coming to Antwerp for a day trip by car: on the left bank of the Schelde parking is free! And it’s only a short walk of ten minutes to the centre of Antwerp through the tunnel.

The specifics

Travelling down...

Travelling down...

Sint Anna Tunnel

Underground

View from the other side of the Schelde

Also on WritingTravellers.com.


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