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Centraal Station

Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #42 of 303 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Architectural Buildings, Transportation
Activities: People-watching
Traveler Description: If you are arriving in Amsterdam by train or plane you will enter through the magnificent Centraal Station.  As you leave the station you will be... more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful building outside,strange clocks which show the wind direction outside,not so beautiful inside. Central area for all transport,trains inside,trams in front,buses at the back.buy a OV chipkaart and load at least 20euro.this will take you anywhere,even to Volendam and other areas.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

once the train stops at centrall station !! you know that you are at the gate of the crazy city !! 10 min walk to be in the Heart of Amsterdam

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Rome, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

When I arrived at Central Station in Amsterdam, I was surprised at the size of this main station in the centre of town, the majestic building showcasing the station was almost a awe moment. The station at night is a must to photograph. A tip for any person travelling by rail from Central Station arrive a little earlier than the... More

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Phoenix
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Notable for 2 thing: Beautiful on the outside and a dump on the inside. But you spend most of your time inside the train station and all you get is bleak decor that appears to get cleaned once a month. At least the platforms were clean.

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Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The trains tend to run like clock work but when any problem occurs nobody has a clue what to do, or even cares enough to find a solution or coordinate with the rest of the staff at the station to try and give the correct information to the hundreds of people stuck at the station

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The worst example of a major train station in a capital city. Poor communication, staff with appalling customer service skills, no one site for tourist information. And don't even bother trying to place your luggage in the lockers. So over subscribed that a fight broke out over an available one. Go to drop and go a five minute walk away..much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It has a great architecture. One of the most beautiful train stations i've ever seen. It's placed right in the middle of(or at least near) all attractions in Amsterdam.

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Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you take a train to Amsterdam, odds are pretty good that you will arrive at the Amsterdam Centraal Station. - Most of the staff, from stores, to ticket agents to security speak multiple languages - Dutch followed by English, German and French are the most common languages. - The station is easy to get around. The signs are quite... More

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I like the building so much, however, inside it was so dirty. The rubbish flowed out of the dust bins the first night we arrived, and it remained the same the next night: dont u have any cleaner?

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have visited several cities around Europe over the last year and used many forms of public transport. Whilst being large, this place is straight forward to get around. No problems here but what a beautiful building...

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