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Centraal Station

Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #40 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Architectural Buildings, Transportation
Activities: People-watching
Traveler Description: If you are arriving in Amsterdam by train or plane you will enter through the magnificent Centraal Station.  As you leave the station you will be... more »
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I love AMS CS for its close proximity to schiphol airport and its many on-time, international, high speed train connections. Having lived in AMS, I have departed from CS to Bremen, Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Paris, Rome, and many other cities. Whether killing time waiting for your train to depart or arriving home after a long day of travel, CS is a... More

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Tomsk, Russia
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For me Amsterdam Centraal station is the symbol of Amsterdam, your starting point in your Dutch adventures. Connecting so many trains and buses, it is the perfect spot to start your tour of the city. The building itself is breathtakingly beautiful, remarkable - which is very convenient, i.e. easy to remember, if you are new to Amsterdam. As for the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As you can imagine this place is a busy place ... It's what I consider a big place too ... Lots of different ways in and out , some could say they might get lost, thou I found it ok to get about from platforms and luggage lockers etc but it is also a lovly looking station from the outside... More

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building. Great for photos. If you arrive early before the hotel check-in time, store your luggages in the storage safe. Credit card is needed, no cash term.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If it says Amsterdam Centraal - it really is the centre of the City :-) You get direct trains from the Schiphol airport - which usually depart from platform numbers 11-12. There are lots of ticket booths - both manned and unmanned - from where you can easily buy tickets to venture in any direction you prefer to. The information... More

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I found the station pretty easy once I got the hang of it. The information booths are great but you just have to be on the right day as some guides are more helpful than others, but generally they're really good.

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Anaheim, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautiful building with very helpful and polite service. Everyone we met was kind and gracious.

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Webster, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'll admit it, I LOVE the train stations all through Europe. My favorite is Antwerpen Centraal Station, but I've also been into France, Germany, and the Netherlands for rail travel. I actually count the stations as a destination and explore each of them as though there were an itinerary point, not just a connectivity place. When traveling through Europe, plan... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A beautiful building worth seeing! Efficient service and clean toilets. I would definitely recommend using the rail system in Holland as it is the best way to see the landscape. One sees nothing from the highways and freeways. Love all the bicycles on the train. Very easy to use as most Dutch people seem to understand English and are friendly... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a beautiful building with well spoken people with great English. Although had trouble with German trains striking this was not their problem

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