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“Clean, organized and with very helpful staff”
Review of Centraal Station

Centraal Station
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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.
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Amsterdam Centraal (ASD) is the central railway station of Amsterdam. It is also one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands and is used by 250,000 passengers a day, excluding transferring passengers. It is the starting point of Amsterdam Metro lines 51, 53 and 54.

The station is clean, with lots of terminals where you can check the trains' schedule and with good options for food (from supermarkets to fast-food or refreshments), book store (newspapers and magazines) and lots of self-service machines to buy tickets. The only thing that can bother the visitor is that very few self-service machines take money and, when they take it, they accept only coins. Then, in order to buy your ticket with cash, you have to go to the service center.

Amsterdam Centraal's building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt. It first opened in 1889 and features a roof span of approximately 40 metres fabricated in cast iron by Andrew Handyside of Derby, England.[1] The station is currently under reconstruction due to the construction of the North/South metro line (metro line 52).

Amsterdam Centraal is twinned with Liverpool Street station in London, United Kingdom, the other terminus of the Dutchflyer rail-ferry service.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Central stations in any big city is a caos! So don't expect to find the peace of your soul in a place like it, where buses, trains, boats come all for. You can leave the city and even the country from there.
The plattforms are wide and regarding the FYRA (from Brussels to Amsterdam) I thought the Station could handle with it's own demand.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Not much to say about a central station does it? I belive it was build Jacob de Keyzer who build a lot of interesting buildings at Amsterdam )I should Google if this info is right'. I find the Central station more useful than special.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Centraal station is the main hub for city travel. Airport is easily reached with 4?. Its also walking distance from many attractions sich as Dam square, Palace, shopping areas, flower market

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

It's very easy to get there. The tram number 2 abd 5 directly goes there from the city center. You can buy tickets to any Europe country and to any Netherlands city from this station.

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