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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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Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 344 5074
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Reviewed today via mobile

Phenomenal transport and always on time, good food around and next to trams. Only problems were that the staff were a bit rude, we were in the metro underneath and one member of staff argued that we could not load one hour onto our ov...More

Thank Becca B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

City centre main station and the arrival point for many of the main tourist sites and activities. Good access to other local forms of transport. A large, busy station - but well laid out and with good English language signage. My only grumble - most...More

Thank B15jdr
Reviewed yesterday

Massive building. Grand and old. Very imposing. Lots going on here. Quite busy. Nice vibe. Lots of stores and places to eat. Easy to get a bit discombobulated too.

Thank ScenicSights
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The central station is well worth a visit. The supply of shops and catering is enormous. On the side of the IJ it is good to stay while enjoying a drink and a snack. Pay attention also to the construction and style of the station,...More

Thank Wout P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone is very helpful but this area is busy busy busy. We didn’t know that we had to pay to use the bathroom when we go there and we had no euros that were small enough. We had to buy something at McDonalds so we...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed yesterday

Our cruise ship docked right next to this impressive old station. Take some time to admire the wonderful architecture. Efficient railroad too!

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found it easy to get tickets for the train, trams, busses and ysed all 3. Getting multiple days pass us a good bargain.

Thank TravelInGrace
Reviewed yesterday

The station is open at both ends and while the weather was pleasant when we were there I can see that it would be very cold in the winter months. There are very few places to sit and those few places are very uncomfortable. You...More

Thank dougpat2016
Reviewed yesterday

Central Station is the best way to get around the city. I suggest purchasing day tickets or two-day tickets. It certainly met our needs.

Thank Malesso_Traveler
Reviewed yesterday

Once known the layout is basically OK but there are no signs for Eurostar? Also one has to scan the ticket to get to coffee shops/luggage storage etc and we ran out of scans and had to be let in by the staff?

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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
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Response from C.J. C | Reviewed this property |
for my last trip to amsterdam, i did book directly through hotel's website. try holiday inns or IHG.
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Response from Hendrik70 | Reviewed this property |
Use Booking, works best for Amsterdam
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Response from pixie-alex | Reviewed this property |
I travelled using Thalys from Ams to Paris. If I’m not mistaken the platform is 2b, it was pretty easy to find and you can ask the train / station staff. They are very helpful and can speak English. It will stop in... More