Rotterdam Centraal Station
Rotterdam Centraal Station
4.5
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Rotterdam Central • 2 min walk
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  • Zorkiii
    Ampang, Malaysia486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% HALAL FOOD-EVA CHICKEN
    Located just infront of Rotterdam Central Station. After 2 weeks travel around europe, I finally get to eat halal chicken in Rotterdam as the place that I travelled hard to get halal food. The price is reasonable.there is many sauce to choose.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Tichols
    Somerset, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left luggage service is excellent.
    Clean. Fresh. Easy to navigate. Helpful tourist information point. Used the left luggage which was a delight- under platform 16- all automated and done in no time. Expect the trains to be early and waiting for you.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Sascha C
    Bleiswijk, The Netherlands73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just to show this architectonical structure. Must to be place. It gets you when you are looking at it ❤️
    Just to show this architectonical structure. Must to be place. It gets you when you are looking at it. It has a history. Unfortunately that is all Lost because of the bombardment in may 1940. Nevertheless it is a moment to make a nice picture in front of thee station but also inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Walter H
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best means of travel
    With little experience we mastered the rail system. The TI desk offers detailed schedules for each train so we could identify what our options were. The trains run often and can be early - show up early to be on time. The yellow ticket dispensers have an English option that is very straightforward. Remember to scan your ticket on the way in and on the way out. For the times we were in a hurry, the station has a grocer AH that seems to be open at nearly all hours for decent coffee and snacks. The station and the rail cars are clean. It is a great way to travel with luggage and without. If you are on vacation - AVOID rush hour...unless you like to stand up. Like all Centraal stations, it is in the heart of the city. Easy walk to most tourist destinations.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Shady Bekhit
    Alexandria, Egypt426 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice station
    The station is big, very modern & clean, there are a lot of varieties of shops and restaurants. Remember to scan your ticket on the way in and on the way out. You can use metro, tram or taxis outside station.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 26 November 2023
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands3,78,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful train station
    Greetings from Rotterdam!!! This remarkably beautiful train station was opened in 2014. Underneath is a metro station. Every time i come here i am quite impressed by its design and its size. Even if you don't travel to Rotterdam by train, it is worth your while, i think, to take a look at both the outside and the inside of this train station. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2024 to all of you!!!🎄🎄🎄
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
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HoneyBeeLondon
London, UK168 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
If I was just rating Rotterdam Centraal I would give it four or five stars but this is specifically relating to the Eurostar Terminal which was appalling. I arrived far too early thinking it would be like St. Pancras but had to queue outside until check in opened. Getting through was a breeze - only took about two minutes to check in, go through security and two passport controls which is why it got two stars instead of one. Things deteriorated swiftly. There is a tiny lounge on the second floor with a toilet (basin out of order) and a vending machine which was not stocked so bring your own food and drink. There was no screen or announcements as to what was going on and so had no idea where the train was. Had to check my phone only to see it was late. Eventually we went down to platform level (but still no announcements) and then queued outside to only be allowed on to the platform as the train arrived so it was a scramble to find the right carriage. For a beautiful station overall Eurostar departures is one big let down. Hope I never have to travel from there again.
Written 1 May 2024
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Chellexxx
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
First time travelling through Rotterdam on the Eurostar - more a warning - we got there early thinking we would have a bit of a chill and a shop - checked in to be held in a holding pen for an hour with a vending machine for company - having gone though passport control- could not leave - so not a great end to three day break. Security and passport control really efficient so don’t go through until about 15 mins before the train leaves
Written 19 April 2024
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Amirjavdani
Leuven, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's a clean and well-equipped station with plenty of facilities. I used the bag drop option, which was good. While waiting for your train, you can chill and find your favorite drink.
Written 26 March 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I will not say anything about the convenience of using the station. There were no problems with this at any of the 9 stations in the Netherlands where I visited. The Rotterdam Railway Station, built in its current form in 2014, is striking in its scope. And, of course, the main exit, arranged from the south. A huge console placed diagonally gives the station an incredible, incomparable look. A significant part of the roof is glazed, including above the platforms). At the same time, 10 thousand square meters of its area are covered with 130 thousand almost transparent solar panels producing 320 megawatts/year. Everything is in the spirit of the times... Most of the batteries are installed in the most illuminated areas, where the shadows of the nearby Delftspoort skyscrapers do not fall. Passenger traffic at the station of 88 thousand people / day in 2022 has not yet recovered to the record of the last pre-pandemic 2019 of 120 thousand. In this, Rotterdam railway station is inferior to Utrecht, although it is certainly more interesting in beauty.
Written 20 January 2024
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🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
The Netherlands3,78,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Greetings from Rotterdam!!! This remarkably beautiful train station was opened in 2014. Underneath is a metro station. Every time i come here i am quite impressed by its design and its size. Even if you don't travel to Rotterdam by train, it is worth your while, i think, to take a look at both the outside and the inside of this train station. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2024 to all of you!!!🎄🎄🎄
Written 23 December 2023
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Shady Bekhit
Alexandria, Egypt426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
The station is big, very modern & clean, there are a lot of varieties of shops and restaurants.
Remember to scan your ticket on the way in and on the way out.
You can use metro, tram or taxis outside station.
Written 26 November 2023
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Mas Timotheus
Manchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Find something not usual in train station. The book corner and cafe on 2nd floor are worthy to spend sometime and keep peace(if possible).
Written 13 September 2023
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Mary F
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The train station was conveniently located in central Rotterdam. It was very modern, clean, and had a variety of shops and restaurants.
Written 13 September 2023
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Walter H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
With little experience we mastered the rail system. The TI desk offers detailed schedules for each train so we could identify what our options were. The trains run often and can be early - show up early to be on time. The yellow ticket dispensers have an English option that is very straightforward. Remember to scan your ticket on the way in and on the way out. For the times we were in a hurry, the station has a grocer AH that seems to be open at nearly all hours for decent coffee and snacks. The station and the rail cars are clean. It is a great way to travel with luggage and without. If you are on vacation - AVOID rush hour...unless you like to stand up. Like all Centraal stations, it is in the heart of the city. Easy walk to most tourist destinations.
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sascha C
Bleiswijk, The Netherlands73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Just to show this architectonical structure. Must to be place. It gets you when you are looking at it. It has a history. Unfortunately that is all
Lost because of the bombardment in may 1940. Nevertheless it is a moment to make a nice picture in front of thee station but also inside.
Written 7 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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