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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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Massive, busy, yet very good signage. Nice attention to detail on the building exterior. An amazing photo op also

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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It is a huge railwaystation where it is hard to find your way. It has several entrances. So if you want to meet someone choose the right Meetingpoint

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Darwin, Australia
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Massive, busy, yet very good signage. Nice attention to detail on the building exterior. An amazing photo op also

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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The station building is one of the most beautiful in Amsterdam. The station is well laid out and easy to figure out. Frequent trains to suburbs and surrounding cities. Bicycle friendly. Very busy.

Thank Glenn K
Secaucus, New Jersey
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As someone who uses Penn Station in NYC on a regular basis, Centraal Station Amsterdam is a real treat !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Beautiful historic building. Magnificent architecture and positioning just off the major tourist streets. Worth a visit.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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It's a station, a very busy station in a major city. It's not flashy but does the job. Good access to food, water and trains...so...what more does one need?

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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This is an excellent transport hub in the centre of Amsterdam. Easy place to find connections with self explanatory machines for tickets and timetables.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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A very busy station, arriving at the station was easy but trying to work out how to get back to the airport was a bit scarey.

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Good experience of travel and helpful staff on hand to get you where you need to go. The station location is ideal for Amsterdam tourism and onwards bus and tram services are adjacent. Certainly makes a lot more sense than paying for a taxi from the airport

Thank Jason S
New York City, New York
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Very pretty station that is easy to get around in. You do need some coins if you need to use the bathroom. Outside there is a large clock and another clock looking dial that I think shows the direction of the wind as the hands move in both directions. Very easy access to trams, bus, and the metro

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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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