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Centraal Station

Stationsplein, Amsterdam 1012 AB, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #39 of 297 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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South Brunwick, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Was in Centraal Station last Wednesday to catch the Thalys to Brussels. Had to use the elevator since escalator was not an option for us. Elevator to track 5 had been used as a toilet. Urine (still in its liquid state) all over the floor. Oh, the flies and the smell! I'm well traveled and this is the worst I... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Having traveled to and from central station many times I know the price of a ticket from central station to the airport, this past May one of the ticket agents tried to overcharge me 2 Euro for the ticket I assume to pocket the extra money, when I told him I knew that was not the price he tried to... More

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Albuquerque
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This striking building where trams, buses, and trains fan out over the city is the starting point for any day's Amsterdam exploration. The slow pace of the city is a fine place to relax after Rome or London.

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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Historic looking train station but pretty standard for most of Europe. Very easy to navigate even for foreign speakers.

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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Very organised. Things seemed to run on time and people were happy to help if asked. Very clean. In the international ticket area, one of the staff was extremely rude

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We didn't spend much time here as we just passed through, the trains were on time and very reliable . We asked a memeber of staff for some directions and information to which he was very happy to share.

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Orange, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You can walk around this place and the best part it's free. A beautiful stunning old station that give this area a character feel to it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Has lockers available to rent during the day, which is great for backpackers! If you're not planning on taking the train, be sure to at least go up by the tracks and look around. There are bathrooms up there too.

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Kirtland, Ohio
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The train station is absolutely beautiful! It is a grand old building and lives up to its name of "central". The area surrounding the station is very crowded and full of touristy shops, including many "coffee shops" so you know you're in Amsterdam right away! Trains were clean and fast. The stations are easy to navigate and move you quickly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This station could be wonderful and a great place to see but it is so run down. It is absolutely filthy, trash cans over flowing, cigarette butts every where, and windows broken.

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