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Centraal Station

Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #38 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Transportation
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, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Transportation
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful from the outside. Easy to use on the inside. As an international visitor (who is inept at languages) I was worried about how easy it would be to book tickets and navigate the area. But it was well laid out and the staff were helpful and understanding. It was clean and all lines to ticket machines moved quickly. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not the best Central Station I've been so far but does the job considering Amsterdam is not a big city. The bathrooms could be looked after and cleaned more often considering the amount of travellers that use this station. Good transport links to the city.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Building from the outside is beautiful. Easy to get to from the airport with it being one stop. Directly out the front is the tram stops and underneath is the metro station. It is really cheap to travel by metro, tram and bus. A ticket covers all three and is by time not by trip. So 1 hour €2.70 then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The station is quite big and the food options in the mall underneath are really fantastic. The facade of the station has some great sculptures. Beware cold weather - there was 1cm of snow this morning and it took Dutch railways 3 + hours to get trains running! Poor...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Location is very centric, the station is clean and tidy and was within 5 minutes from our hotel. Also a great architecturally sound station for photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not only is this station clean and beautiful to look at and photograph, it is well organised and the staff who work here are extremely helpful and get you were you need to go promptly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located in the very centre of Amsterdam, the Centraal Station has a stunning architecture and is surrounded by many different nice attractions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is one of my favourite train stations in Europe. Architecturally it is just gorgeous. Functionally, it is easy to get around, and station staff are helpful for when you have those outstanding questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Amsterdam Centraal is the main train station from which one travels by train from Amsterdam to other places within Holland, as well as to and from Schiphol Airport. I visited in December 2014, right before Christmas. The place was all lit up with Christmas lights. A huge Christmas tree stood in front of the central building as well. The building... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great piece of architecture, great design, it is absolutely huge, only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is due to how hard it is to get around it once you are inside and how confusing it becomes!

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