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Centraal Station

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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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Finally a decent train station!!!!

When I first arrived in Amsterdam, I was surprised that I had to take a train to get into the city however the train ride was very nice and only took 20 minuntes to get to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The end of the line for many city tram lines and buses. At Central Station, you can purchase tickets for trams, buses, and metros, tickets for canal tours and visits to art galleries. You can also buy train tickets to just about anywhere on the continent, including Schipol Airport. There are also several information booths, and shops and restaurants inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When I first arrived in Amsterdam, I was surprised that I had to take a train to get into the city however the train ride was very nice and only took 20 minuntes to get to the city center, via direct train. The trains run frequently and there is security. The station is the perfect meeting place for people. Well... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice architecture, with a touristic information centre right across the street. It offers constant connections to the airport or other cities (including outside Holland; eg: Brussels, Antwerp, Paris etc)

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the central station is the starting point of Amsterdam. the station itself looks beautifull and you got all possible public transport nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Main point of entry to city of Amsterdam. All transport means at one place. It adds nice first contact to Amsterdam architecture and what you can expect from the city.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Direct train from the airport into the middle of Amsterdam in 20 minutes and running every few minutes till very late. Centraal Station is actually a great place with some little gems such as a tea shop that is a family business going hundreds of years and a great health food store. Has a left luggage if you want to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not exactly the easiest of Central stations, long queue for the extremely slow ticket machines, to find that you don't even need to use it to get on a train..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This station is easy to get to from Schipol (AMS) Airport. You arrive right in the middle of the city. Beautiful station!!! It was easy to meet my friends who were in Amsterdam here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Wonderful architecture and once it's a water now a building from which city spans like a fan towards south. From the station looking forward, right(west) is the historic area and beautiful 9 streets, Anne frank house etc and on the left (east) is the red light district. Interesting shops inside for fun however Many interesting sites around this building. Good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited Amsterdam in Aug 14, invested most of my evenings around this place. For night life you can go around the place. You can find nice restaurant, ferry for city tour and many more near to this place. So it is a must visit for this City. I will sure wish to go next time here.

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