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Amsterdam Central Railway Station

(Station Amsterdam Centraal)
Train Station
Stadsdeel Centrum, Amsterdam
  • Frank L.
    "Best coffee you'll find at the station is at Julia's, NOT Starbucks."(19 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)
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  • 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!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Kaushikkumar S.
    Kaushikkumar ShahAugust 16, 2016
    Luggage lockers facility, live all the time, wide verity of foods, super store for all the travellers needs. Good information centre n wide connections
  • A H.
    A HazetSeptember 14, 2016
    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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya GSeptember 4, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • Aran R.
    Aran RodríguezAugust 17, 2016
    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.
  • Thomas v.
    Thomas van VlietJuly 16
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best railway stations around. Nice collection of shops and restaurants these days! If you have to wait some time, why not take the free ferry across Het Ij?
  • Loda
    LodaDecember 30, 2016
    If u r taking the train to brussels bring ur snacks before u get into the train. What they have is a guy with a bag after the 5th stop. Also, becarful, its 15b which is in the back after letter G
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJanuary 15, 2016
    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).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJanuary 23
    Easy to understand and follow, there are automatic machine that sells you tickets. If you are going to airport buy your ticket in advance
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • Jen
    JenJanuary 22
    Very busy station but it's stunning to look at from outside and has everything you could ever need retail wise! Friendly staff too!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Guille M.
    Guille MartínNovember 25, 2014
    It is undoubtedly a symbol of Amsterdam. It's definitely my second city, I feel at home.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • marcio a.
    marcio andradeFebruary 18, 2011
    Never take a taxi to the AirPort. It can cost up to $75 euros. The train is the best option always!!!
  • 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 ;-)
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • 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.
  • 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 (
  • 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 ;)
  • Valentin C.
    Valentin CalommeFebruary 5, 2015
    Very well located. Clean and many stores and food places inside
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lita
    LitaMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Maybe one of the most photographed train station in The Netherlands and one of the busiest as well.
  • 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!
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