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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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A lovely central station

Plenty of shops, and if you keep your wits about you it helps you get where you are going! Beware the platforms are long and have a) and b) sections. Make sure you aren't at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

so good that you can take the tram straight from the airport to the centre quick cheap and convenient, also the best way to enter the city if seeing for the first time- a million bicycles await you !!!

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Calgary
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the train from the airport to central and navigated the return trip without issue too - very simple to find your way round and the ticket machines a simple too! Oh and the building is stunning - especially considering it's a station!

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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what can I say about a train station. Got train direct from airport, didn't even have to go out of the airport. Train cheap and quick. A few stops later at Central Station. Recommend it for a cheaper way to Amsterdam from the airport as a taxi will cost about €70-€80 Euros.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Central station of Amsterdam is not just for transportation but for meetings, quick meals and even some live concerts. I love to look at the station at night across the bridge.

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San Francisco
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The station is a hangout for the various punks and street people who are picking up some money by performing out on the plaza. The station itself is an eyeful and like many things in Amsterdam the justaposition of wild modern life against the old architecture is a hoot. Best done stoned. You can get that worked out on the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never been in a train station so beautiful like this one easy to get around and free wifi so that was a plus and also English was spoken in the station to announce the arrival of the train also in other languages but not Spanish so sharp it up your English. was easy to get here from Cologne check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of shops, and if you keep your wits about you it helps you get where you are going! Beware the platforms are long and have a) and b) sections. Make sure you aren't at a) while your train is leaving from b)...

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centraal Station is a stunning building and great place to identify when in Amsterdam. Our second hotel this trip (after our cruise) was right near here and this is a great identifiable building that tells you where you are...(!)

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Pordenone, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well organized. All personal is nice and at disposal. Trains on the dot. Square outside is magnificent.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The train station offers a lot of convenient services, such as luggage storage and information desks, and a good connection to the Airport. However, I really don't see this as a place to visit in Amsterdam. The building is beautiful but so are many other buildings in Amsterdam.

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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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