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Centraal Station

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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Activities: People-watching
Description: Completed in 1889 and located in the heart of town, this neo-Renaissance...
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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Easy to get where you're going from here, plenty of station staff for questions

I have been through the station many times and have always had a good experience. Easy to get your ticket, even from the automated machines. If you have questions there seems to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Mandeville, Jamaica

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Mandeville, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been through the station many times and have always had a good experience. Easy to get your ticket, even from the automated machines. If you have questions there seems to be someone close by to help you.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Have just gone in to look around not gone on trains. The train was Double decks ones they are shops and food as we used Burger King to have a meal but the downside I had to pay 50 cent to use the toilet on platform and the man who mangers it was rude and shouting at people not in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is a piece of architecture that must c in Amsterdam with a large area around it surrounded with canals and wonderful views to take a lot of photos with the special Amsterdam houses surrounding the view and there will be boat trips station to take a boat tour

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Central Station in Amsterdam is a hub of passenger traffic rushing to trains. The building is old and historical and stands out greatly in the downtown area of Amsterdam. However there is noting really unique at the Dtation that visitors would be thrilled about - remind one of Victoria Station in London and many other Stations in the world.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived into Centraal station from the Airport for a three day stay in a nearby hotel. Was very busy but staff were helpful. We purchased a 3 day pass for about 25 euro which covered trams, trains, some boats. Such a good idea as we got the tram late at night and was so much easier to swipe pass on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Centraal Station is a major hub in Europe, and it's laid out fairly well. I also like the feel of the hustle and bustle here, and it's very well connected, with frequent trains going pretty much anywhere. A few bad things, though: one, but not another, of the GWK's in the station is open past 8 at night (this is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very busy of course. I found it easy to navigate through the station. Beautiful building although there was construction going on during my stay. A lot of things are close by (tourist office, hotels, restaurants) and the metro lines stop right in the front of the station.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Came here to take the train to Budapest which was great with a first class ticket and assigned seats. The station is large and we had a bit of trouble finding what platform to go to. This was more impatience on my part as the departure board has all the trains listed but for many the platform is not listed... More 

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have now been to Amsterdam three times and would go again. there is something for everyone. From trips on the canal to the sex museums I have enjoyed every minute. Oh yeah and the green bars for a giggly smoke (I just had to try it). Would highly recommend. Enjoy

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an incredibly beautiful building and is an incredible hub for trains in and out of Amsterdam - clean, beautiful and an adventure of sights, sounds and a really eclectic mix of people for people watching ;)

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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum

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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 best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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