In tomorrow’s episode of ‘Reizen Waes‘ Tom Waes visits the Royal Waiting Room at Brussels-Central Railway Station (FBCL). Which is, as you can imagine, in the centre of Brussels.
Brussels-Central is a very busy station and not far from the Royal Palace. Construction started in the 1930s, but the station and the North-South connection, also known as Line 0, was completed in 1952. Its main architect was Victor Horta.
FBCL has a Koninklijke Loge, Loge Royale or Royal Waiting Room. It’s very 1930s. Not that opulent at all.
Television station Éen shared a clip, which you can watch here.
Nowadays, Philippe, King of the Belgians usually travels by car or plane. His last train trip, to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, departed from Brussels-Luxembourg Railway Station.
Photos courtesy of Thanh.