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Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station

(Station Amsterdam Centraal)
Train Station
Stadsdeel Centrum, Amsterdam
  • Richard P.
    "Visit julia for the best pasta"(18 Tips)
    Paul K.
    "try the fresh chocolate cookies at albert heijn"(6 Tips)
    azade b.
    "Beautiful architecture, free wifi and good information center."(20 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Great architecture and good connections across Europe."(6 Tips)
597 Tips and reviews
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  • A H.
    A HazetSeptember 14
    When classic & modern meet; beautiful building with a eficient service of an integrated train system including thalys bullet train; city trams & ferries; walking distance to the amsterdam central
  • Yiannis P.
    Yiannis PapasavvasMarch 24, 2015
    What a great place to take a train or just watch the world go by. Free wifi, decent coffee and food for a train station. Excellent exterior for photography and thousands of bicycles parked outside!
  • Kaushikkumar S.
    Luggage lockers facility, live all the time, wide verity of foods, super store for all the travellers needs. Good information centre n wide connections
  • Anne H.
    Anne HesselmanAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget all the fast food choices and treat yourself instead with a nice book or another nice gift that will nourish your body/mind. And have a beautiful day exploring wild and wonderful Amsterdam!
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya GSeptember 4
    If you came early enjoy a coffee and sweets in Grand Cafe 1e Klas. Once a waiting room for the 1st class passengers today it's a beautiful art nouveau cafe with authentic athmosphere.
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiAugust 27, 2014
    Is a beautiful historic building. All tram run from central station and are very convenient. If you are a tourist take an unlimited pass and make sure you check out when you leave the tram.
  • Aran R.
    This tran station is really beautiful and photogenic. Trams depart and arrive at the front, and busses arrive and depart from the back of the station. Its really close to attractions and restaurants.
  • olga v.
    olga van saaneNovember 23, 2012
    The best apple strudel in Holland is served in "1st Class" grand cafe, next to the platform 2. Charming old interior, silent movies, and the parrot, too :) Lovely place to kill time. Read more
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJanuary 15
    Been here 50+ times
    Renovations are finally starting to pay off. Plenty of new stores and food options (go to the Julia's at the very back of the station on the IJ-zijde; there's plenty of seats).
  • VRS teja
    VRS tejaSeptember 4, 2014
    if you have time, you can quickly leave your luggage at the cloakroom & go out take a left & head straight for bars,street food & the red light is all at the corner.
  • Yvvvv
    YvvvvJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    It's getting real fashionable in here, nice stores good food and drinks there is a Starbucks a Hema, 3 Albert Heijn grocery stores and a lot more if u have time just make a stroll :)
  • Ahmad Z.
    Ahmad ZakriJanuary 30, 2015
    Buy the GVB daily pass opposite the entrance of Centraal. Unlimited use for trams, metros and other things.
  • azade b.
    azade badieeJuly 8, 2015
    Beautiful architecture, free wifi and good information center. If you are a foreigner and want to charge your OVA card, you better have some coins with you.
  • Random H.
    Random HumanMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dutch learning tip: pick up one of the dailies at the entrance (metro, spits) and make a point of trying to read a little bit every day. #itWorks!
  • The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
    Central Station is where everything and everyone in and out of Amsterdam come together, to continue their journeys in all different directions. Stop by Beurs van Berlage and see it glow in pink!
  • Ryuga
    RyugaJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For €2.75 you can get a healthy, yummy bacon-chicken sandwich (bruin broodje kip) at HEMA. Well, bacon is not thát healthy but, whatever, it's f***ing good!
  • Freddy D.
    Freddy DeTomatoJanuary 21, 2015
    Free WiFi variety of shops and bars and fast food...don't leave Amsterdam without having tried whatever food inspires you from the little windows!!!
  • Pim T.
    Pim TTOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All food is available. Just look at platform 1: the old wooden station wall with luxury waiting halls is still there and it looks amazing.
  • Iris v.
    Iris van AalstDecember 9, 2014
    I love the piano in the middle part of the station. If you have to wait, take a look! Most people who play are very talented.
  • Walter B.
    Walter BMay 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have some minutes time and don't want to spend much? Try the 'Albert Heijn' supermarket opposite the station. Take the west exit, close to the taxi stand and cycle flat, cross the bridge and look righ
  • Shaun W.
    Shaun WestonApril 12, 2015
    A beautiful building with a funky clock face that we think shows wind direction. Inside the station, it's like hell on Earth and people walk about with no regard for others. Good luck!
  • Trouwvrouw
    TrouwvrouwNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Of you have time, visit the Double Tree by Hilton, next to the station. They have a skylounge with a spectacular view over Amsterdam!
  • Bart D.
    Bart De MaertelaereSeptember 20, 2014
    The best starting point for a wander through the city. Put the map away and just stroll, away from the beaten paths.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeijerSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome in Amsterdam, one of the prettiest cities in Holland. Go to the Starbucks on the second platform, their terrace view looks over the station
  • Guille M.
    Guille MartínNovember 25, 2014
    It is undoubtedly a symbol of Amsterdam. It's definitely my second city, I feel at home.
  • Russian Railways
    Russian RailwaysOctober 10, 2012
    Welcome to the Amsterdam central station. In order to build it, the construction workers had to put up three artificial islands that stand on 8687 wooden piles that are dug into sand.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedJune 19, 2012
    You need COLD, HARD euro cash to buy an international train ticket here. Unless you have a fancy credit card with a chip, which, for whatever reason, US cards don't have.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Unlike on the left- and righthand exit of the station, the main exit does not have check-out gates for your public transp. chipcard. Remember to check out at the small pole's yourself!
  • SherylCT
    SherylCTJuly 30, 2013
    Great train station to get in and out of. Super easy and conveniently located to a lot of other sites to check out.
  • Dirk B.
    Dirk BreedveldSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a OVchipkaart And load it with credits for publictransport instead of buying single tickets; easier and useable in the hole of the Netherlands. Looking for a daytrip? Consider Texel.
  • Robin
    RobinAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam. Used by 260000 passengers a day, it is the second-busiest railway station and the most visited national heritage site of the Netherlands
  • Martin O.
    Martin OplockýAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want travel between cities with your ov chipkaart, remember that you must have a deposit 20 euros + price for journey on your card !
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekApril 9, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    You can eat fairly well here at Julia's or the ubiquitous döner places. Try out the piano in the main hallway.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchramOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a look at the front of the building. Lovely and meaningful architecture here, going back to the times of slavery and the discovery of spices, tea, and coffee.
  • John B.
    John BarnhamFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the most magnificent station which welcomes you to a wonderful city. It is quite stunning.
  • Francesco d.
    Francesco de FrancescoSeptember 7, 2014
    Very important step for my various work travel. I' a chef cook, so I travel each day for cooking in private house (
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JanssenJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The very best restaurant near Amsterdam CS: please walk over to Vermeer. Great dishes by Chris Naylor and the nr 1 sommelier in the Netherlands, Simon Veldman. Best hospitality by Niek and Erwin! Read more
  • Haytham I.
    You need to make sure to check main screen for departing trains and note the platform number. Usually there is a delay, so don't depend on Google estimates for the departing trains.
  • Valentin C.
    Valentin CalommeFebruary 5, 2015
    Very well located. Clean and many stores and food places inside
  • Vincent L.
    Vincent LeeuwAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The west tunnel now has an AH To Go with self service. Scan your items, pay with your PIN/Maestro card and you're done.
  • Dominique D.
    Dominique DeckersAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Ventil single shot hazelnut late @Starbucks or a Mango cream based frap. Both are yummy ;-)
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenFebruary 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Historic railway station built entirely on poles in the ground. Can get very crowded, be weary of pickpockets.
  • Tré S.
    Tré SweeneySeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Starbucks has a new location....check them out at Platform 2, and make sure to try their Soy Chai Tea Latte.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LichtAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee you'll find at the station is at Julia's, NOT Starbucks. Fairly priced too. Try it ;)
  • Aimée p.
    Aimée pJanuary 28, 2015
    I come here often, the staff is always helpfull. And what I like the most is the piano, it brings people togheter.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterApril 20, 2010
    Got the time & a little cash? Upgrade to 1st class if you're on NSHispeed for access to the lounge. Internet isn't free but beer, wine, soda, tea, coffee is. It's worth the calm & comfort sometimes.
  • Evgeny B.
    Evgeny BugakovMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Here is piano in the hall and everyone can play. Today Coldplay was performed by some guy - very impressive!
  • Nicky W.
    Nicky WormhoudtAugust 11
    Been here 50+ times
    Looks close to an airport, lots of shops, restaurants, places to have a nice cup of coffee...
  • Mary-Margaret W.
    Mary-Margaret WalkerApril 25, 2013
    A first - critiqued a résumé for a great writer/designer from NLGD Festival of Games on the bus to Amsterdam Central. Now on the tram back to the hotel.
  • Kim G.
    Kim GammelgaardMay 18, 2014
    The kiosk sells stamps - and is a friendly place :-)
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