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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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Centraal Station Amsrerdam

The architecture is wonderful outside and inside the station is spacious. Trains seem to go everywhere including Germany. Good tram service serves this station on several routes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The architecture is wonderful outside and inside the station is spacious. Trains seem to go everywhere including Germany. Good tram service serves this station on several routes.

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Esposende, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The station is very beautiful when seen from outside. In the inside it doesn't match so well the outside.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning building and free to look at ! Amazing to think its built on wooden piles. Our two journeys to and from here were good although we did stand on the way back to the airport and managed to get into the first class carriage by accident and had to move. Signage is good, directions to trams, boats etc..

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Overveen, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Huge place, the architecture is amazing. The only downside is that you have to pay €0.50 to use the toilets that is just stupid.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My train to and from Amsterdam were from Centraal Station. I travelled in DB Bahn and my trains were on time both times. It is easy to navigate with sign posts all around. The station is always active even at night with guard stationed in every few meters. The building is WOW.

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Scottish Borders
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Dutch trains are particularly clean and spacious. It was a joy to travel from Rotterdam and back again in the evening. The crowds and long queueing was a puzzle to many - but with the help of my father's home language I was taken to the tram booking office on another level. " Dankje skat! " The beauty of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The station is a beautiful piece of architecture with many decorative features. On recent visits to Amsterdam I have always found the staff who work here to be very friendly and helpful and they speak excellent English. There are a few shops and places to get something to eat which can be useful when you are first arriving in Amsterdam.... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Central station has a very good restaurant the 1st Perron (het Eerste Perron), if you do not know or never heard of it than get this experience. the "sliptongetjes" are delicious, very reasonable as are all other limited choices. Service is good, atmosphere surprising art deco.

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Kent, Ohio
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As the city's historical transportation hub, all "roads" lead to Centraal Station. It is a grand structure, both powerful and beautiful, featuring a large plaza out front filled with people bustling to and fro. It's equally busy inside, but modern electronic tickets allow most people to pass freely. Most of the city's metro trains stop out front, and canal tours... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This station is a lovely building and so easy to get to and from the airport, it's the first time I had seen double decker trains

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