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Centraal Station

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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Travelling by rail in another country can be stressful, especially in this day and age were face-to-face assistance is becoming rare. Centraal Staion is an exception. It has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Travelling by rail in another country can be stressful, especially in this day and age were face-to-face assistance is becoming rare. Centraal Staion is an exception. It has information booths, and ticket counters along with the automated ticket machines and departure/arrival boards. The staff all speak English very well, and they are respectful and polite without being falsely friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Perfect infrastructure, great sevices operating at 100%. This station will make your arrival or departure a relaxing experience instead of nerving you or causing unwanted annoyance.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very convenient to get to Centraal from the Airport, 20 minutes ride. From here, lots to see and explore by foot or boat. Take a canal tour, walk to the red light district or venture out taking trams. Rainy in Amsterdam when we visited, but a fantastic time in this historic place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Chaotic,busy, congested main terminal in the city. Mst unreliable Tram was the number 4, late most days and out of service on more than one occasion. Beware of pickpockets as the bump into you and take your stuff and disappear into the crowds or the underground station.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In this train station you can also have fun. Almost all the time somebody plays piano there or drink something.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

fantastic building with lots of history and character. rather busy inside as you would expect but still a great ststion.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Have traveled several times to Amsterdam and have always enjoy arriving at Centraal Station. On my recent trip, they have finished revitalizing the station

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful station, gets extremelly crouded. Very clean, and great location to arrive in the city.Architecture is amazing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After landing from our flight Nice to Amsterdam we caught the train to central station. Paid extra for first class (of course!) Fast train took about 25 minutes to get us there. It's a massive station. Could be quite intimidating if I'm being honest but lots of staff around to ask directions or advice. Beautiful architecture. Fabulous start to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This will most likely be one of the first places you see if you get the train from shiphol airport, it's beautiful, nice and clean place, can be busy, old and heritage on the outside but modern with in.

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Centrum
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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