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Completed in 1889 and located in the heart of town, this neo-Renaissance rail station was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, the same person who designed the famous Rijksmuseum.
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Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centrum
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All reviews beautiful building busy station beautiful station transport hub lots of shops starting point buy tickets dam square platform ferries architecture schiphol signage coins facade information lockers
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were wandering the whole afternoon and when we saw the Station, it already got dark. Inside, there were people everywhere, talking, laughing, buying tickets, rushing for the trains; while with some refreshing coldness outside, the sky was bright blue and blackish....More

Thank Tiffany F
Reviewed yesterday

I did not technically visit Central Station, but I slowly passed by on a canal cruise, and took photos. It is a spectacular structure that will interest architectural officianados. Next time, I want to tour inside the facility.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a massive panic attack at the station as I was trying to leave for Paris, and the the security staff set the bar on kindness, patience and compassion. The paramedics were just as courteous and professional. 5/4 stars, would have a panic attack...More

Thank Victor E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a Beautiful Station! It has it all! Lovely shops, restaurants, Bicycle Garages Metro hubs and boats docking from all over the world. I came into Amsterdam on a Viking Ship and left on a high speed Thalys Train all from Centraal Station.

Thank bevjay13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is definitely a superb location and what a station!!!! Located on the water, shopping mall within the station, vast array of international cuisine. Very nice, clean, friendly people. All are English speaking and helpful if you ask for directions or information. One of the...More

Thank Avid_traveler0710
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent station. Had a good information point with friendly staff. The buses run from upstairs. We used the lockers to store our luggage 10 euros for the day. There are also numerous shops there, very useful to have a chemist for those items you forget.

Thank shaz h
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy like London but clean and well sign posted. Very impressive building from the outside. Toilets cost 50cents to use but if you keep tickets you can buy discounted toiletries from a vending machines in the toilets.

Thank JuliaB181293
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Central station is the center station which connects all the trams and metros. Dam square and other attractions are walkable from here. One can reach most meusums quite easily through centraal

Thank Minakshi5
Reviewed 2 days ago

Reminded us of St Pancras in London. Stunning architecture, didn't mind arriving early for our return trip as we could spend time looking at the building. Worth a visit even if you're not travelling by train.

Thank Ashdowners952
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were very lucky to get a tour of this majestic huge station, when you see the work that has gone into building this station and rebuilding it to accommodate new platforms and capacity it’s mind boggling The station is something to be proud of...More

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
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of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Kirt K
25 August 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
When you get into the front hall of the airport terminal (following signs to ground transportation), you will see ticket kiosks and crowds of people. You can use either the kiosk, or get in line at the ticket counter... More
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Lee H
23 August 2018|
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Response from esperanza19 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Lee Februari you can visit Amsterdam. Maybe there will be snow and Cold weather. So bring warm clothes with you. 3-4 days or a weekend is ok to visit Amsterdam. Take the Eurostar. But,flyng is cheaper. Look at... More
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Mohamad Zairy I... I
15 July 2018|
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Response from esperanza19 | Reviewed this property |
You can also hotels via TripAdvisor. Or Trivago Or at Stayokay THIS are hostels in the Netherlands. Or training the New Corendon Amsterdam city hotel
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