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Centraal Station

Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #37 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: Completed in 1889 and located in the heart of town, this neo-Renaissance rail station was designed...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Transportation, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love this station as it provides an accurate introduction to the city. It is only spectacular in that it is busy, almost dangerous either due to the construction, people going in every direction, bikes, trams, cars and other distractions. It is not for the faint of heart, but the trains within provide easy access to the airport and the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

To get to any stop, you must walk over about ten tram lines, through active bus lanes, across multiple bike paths, and through many road ways. Not an easy task, especially with the fairly poor signage. The trip to the airport has even worse signage, I relied on asking people more than anything posted. I got to where I needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

again this area at night/christmas time is amazing, if the light festival is on then it is well worth a look starting from here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Centraal Station is an architectural wonder. It is a breathtakingly beautiful building from the outside and you can stare at it for a long time just admiring its beauty. The station is also very conveniently located with numerous connections to other parts of the city and the airport. Now the not-so-great things: 1) The interior is a let-down. It... More 

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Kusel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful and authentic. Just a wonderful piece of architecture and packed full of people and bikes.

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I hate this place. I really do. The 2nd time I see this place means I am leaving the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The station is a beauty from the outside and a buzz of activity on the inside. It's a special building that backs to the ocean and the whole of Amsterdam on the front. The bicycle parking out front shows how much the Dutch love to bike. Besides the confusion of dodging other travelers, we really like this station. Heading back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A Magestic old building with all the modern technology expected from a Train Station. The perfect door to the city.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

An impressive piece of architecture that has been forced to move with the times to accommodate the needs of today. It's not the biggest, the best or the prettiest but it serves it's purpose admirably especially considering the sheer volume of passengers for which it must cater. Adequate signage, helpful staff, good facilities, easy to use ticket machines and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a beautiful station and place You can after just walking around choose between walking onward to the main central street with all the shops Walk along the canal and water With close to the station water tours of the city

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