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Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Good central station, welcoming to tourists, clean. The orientation system was above expectations, there is enough ticket vending mashines, bars and shops. I really appreciated... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good central station, welcoming to tourists, clean. The orientation system was above expectations, there is enough ticket vending mashines, bars and shops. I really appreciated the number of lock boxes - there r hundreds of them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the central station! Great location to almost all major attractions in Amsterdam, connections to high speed trains as well. Beautiful building and very easy to navigate. I needed assistance with my airport transfer and got quick help. Everyone spoke English. Fantastic station!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very easy to get around, with an information desk to help you find where to go. The ticket machines are easy to use, but they need a pin credit card or coins to pay for a ticket. Metro tickets can be purchased for 1 hour, 24 hours, or 72 hours starting at €2.90 for an hour and going up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the landmark place to visit and must see if you are visiting Amsterdam.! Shopping - needn't go anywhere if you are on the lookout for seeds/mushrooms and cakes - they have plenty. And also - plenty of souveneir shops and things to buy! A little expensive - but walk a little bit inside the walking street and prices... More 

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this kind of old buildings :) It takes you back in time. It is easy to travel to and from the Centraal Station. There are busses and trains nearby. There are also some tourist information centres so if you are lost or don't know what to do they will help you find your way around Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Central Station is a magnificent structure that was designed by the same local architect as several other of the historic buildings in the city. It is the major transportation hub for Amsterdam as well as a large shopping centre

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thes station is located in the heart of Amsterdam, very well located. Good choices to go everywhere by train, tram or bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice station to look at. The people were very informative. Even outside, the people would help with lost tourists. Tickets to the airport were cheap and easy to get at the station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building, even if the locals did say they'd rather have had the view of the water. It's very similar to the other architecture in the city, and apparently this was a disappointment to some Dutch families. That said we thought it was very impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right in the hear of Amsterdam. We were in and out of Centraal Station a few times when headed out of City Centre via train. Is definitely worth seeing even if not traveling by train in or out of the city.

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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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