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“Brand new Rotterdam icon”

Rotterdam Centraal Station
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Brand new Rotterdam icon”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This brand new railway station is really worth the visit. It's a pleasant spacious station with a nice entrance hall which can facilitate festivities and performances like was the case last week with the grand opening of this new central station. The building of the entrance hall on the southern side is impressive. The roof of stainless steel reflects the sun and the wood on the inside and reddish stones give it a warm atmosphere. On the inside a big LED-screen features footage of the Rotterdam harbour.

The StationsHuiskamer offers a nice view on the central hall while enjoying a coffee or a panini. The "stationsplein" (station's square) has become a very nice square with trees and gras. A very nice spot to enjoy the sun and watch te building.

Visited March 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Modern, efficient and pleasant to stay”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Newly refurbished Rotterdam Central Station, in addition to its stunning architectural design, is a very pleasant place to spend some time either while waiting for a train connection or just visiting for pleasure's sake or just passing by. The main hall with its acoustics is an excellent venue for concerts. Therefore, I hope there will be more that kind of programs, as it was the case two, three days after its ceremonial opening. Free wi-fi also available.

Visited March 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Rotterdam should be proud of new entrance”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

What a difference to enter Rotterdam through this new station. On the opening day my brother-in-law and I arrived in the morning before our King opened this new railway station.

I loved the overview with stores, the incredible immense space you have now to walk around without bouncing against somebody else with the path, the great architecture of the whole station (congratulations architects!). The light roof, the immense hall. The walk through to the metro. I also liked the light red tiled floor.

The building outside is a great new marker and nice add to the international ciy which Rotterdam deserves. The Weeda tunnel takes care you're not bothered anymore by cars, Rotterdam lays with a big square and later green passage at your feet. Rotterdam knows how te welcome his visitor in 2014!

Visited March 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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“Airport bus”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Highly recommend the airport bus (330??) which was 5 euro and very fast and efficient, the driver was very friendly and helpful.

Visited March 2014
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Pune, India
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“Excellent railway station”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The Rotterdam centraal station is a large busy railway station with a large number of people using the station daily. The station is quite modern and has a large number of shops and eateries at the ground level with the metro at one level below ground and the rain station one level above ground. The tram and bus stops are are also located right outside the station providing excellent connectivity with the rest of the city. I just wish the NS improve their ticketing facilities a wee bit, otherwise excellent place to shop and eat.

Visited February 2014
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