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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 09008011
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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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A place to see the world and the diversity of Amsterdam

A wonderful building - part of the Amsterdam's unique architecture and a place to enjoy ,that you should not miss when you visit Amsterdam. Even if you do not travel,you can go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the train from the airport to Dan square central and back it is well sign posted and all the staff seem to have excellent English. The transport system is very user friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful building - part of the Amsterdam's unique architecture and a place to enjoy ,that you should not miss when you visit Amsterdam. Even if you do not travel,you can go and stay over,or walk around ,or do shoping and eating. Everything is well organised and you can get the information you need- the people work there to help... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Despite many renovations and a well-succeeded rejuvenation of the north (water) side the main entrance (exit!) remains a sad portal to Amsterdam given the sensation of crime that can hit you anytime (which is erroneous, but..) Work left to be done !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

what amazed me was the close proximity of the station to the main attraction - central amsterdam as the name says its easy to walk with your luggage to many hotels - makes the train trip very easy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a station. Rather centrally located. Hence the name. Not too bad looking either. But its still a station. I've seen better.

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Thank Remk0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even though this station is crowded. I have never felt uneasy being in there. The train tables are very easy to read and very large platforms so you don't feel that you have to stand in large crowds. If you decide to take the train from the airport. One runs every few minutes and costs just a few Euros. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is one of the busiest stations in Amsterdam. You can notice that it has been fully redone and still not all is finished. My favourite is the ijhal it is a nice and classy one and my favourite herb store is located here. If you need to use a restroom go to the Starbucks on platform 2 and uses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The visit to Amsterdam Central Station was fun mostly because of its unique structure , the large, entrance and huge amounts of bikes at the entrance .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful building, historic Centraal Station is the hub of Amsterdam in terms of transportation. A large station, it is clearly laid out and easy to get around. Once you leave the entry lobby and go to the area leading to the tracks you can locate the track you need for your train. There are escalators and elevators up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the train to Zaanse Schans. It was easy and everyone was very helpful. Once we got there we took a ricksha from the station to the town.

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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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