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Station Utrecht Centraal

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Hoog-Catharijne CS en Leidseveer, Utrecht
  • Sarang K.
    "Another very well organised station in Netherlands."(8 Tips)
    Bjorn K.
    "The big blue screen is now white :)"(5 Tips)
    "Look at the big digital screen in the centre of the station."(4 Tips)
    Johan L.
    "great coffee at starbucks at Utrecht central station."(2 Tips)
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  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelOctober 9, 2014
    There's a small stall at the bottom floor that makes Dutch sweets (waffles, pofertjes and etc..) that are the best I had in the Netherlands, follow the sign of the WC or "2theLoo" to get there.
  • Alper Ç.
    Alper ÇuğunFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    My way of surviving this train station and adjacent mall is to drop in on track 14/15 from AMS and then go straight for the bike rental to get a OV-fiets and by-pass the Hoog Cathereijne clusterfuck.
  • Jord D. S. V.
    Jord D. S. Van EsJune 7, 2016
    Its becoming more welcoming with the nice new shops and food places. Soon you can only enter with a ticket so have it with you!
    Upvoted Jan 21
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeijerSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Currently missing some convenience throughout the station. If you arrive on the west side (Jaarbeurszijde) and you want to grab a quick bite at the Ah to go, you have to walk to the east side..
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJune 1, 2012
    If you need anything , ask the Information Desk. They were super nice and helped me find my track + multiple Starbucks! Utrecht is a cute town to explore too!
  • Anne H.
    Anne HesselmanDecember 22, 2014
    Get your burger fix not in the building but just outside, a mere 500m will get you into culinary foodsnob burger heaven at Pickles in the Drieharingenstraat!
  • Do J.
    Do JacobsonFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Utrecht Centraal is the heart of the Netherlands if you travel by public transport. From here you can get through the whole country within a relatively short time. :)
  • Cas
    CasSeptember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Although being renovated, it's one big maze. I never know how to walk to the right exit or track. The main hall is also too busy.
  • Maikel L.
    Maikel LourenssenFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The best Hot Chocolate is the "Signature Hot chocolate" at Starbucks. Still want a nice but cheaper one go to the Broodzaak. Worst hot chocolate is at the Kiosk.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenFebruary 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge railway station with tons of shops nearby. Frequent disruptions to train service and the past years reconstruction in the station has been taking place.
  • Charlotte V.
    Charlotte Van BreeApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Walk through the tunnels instead of the main hall, much much less busy. And one was actually a (possible) war shelter during the cold war, giving room to 2000 people for a few days.
  • Maarten K.
    Maarten KOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Watch out now for the big blue screen... It will be taken down during October 2011, replaced by smaller digital signs. Such a shame, it was the last one in the Netherlands. That's progress I presume.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SutherlandDecember 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Lunchtime? Grab a sandwich at De Broodzaak, freshly made on the day and relatively cheap!
  • eZra brown
    eZra brownJune 21, 2012
    There are 2 Starbuck's locations in this station.The only (con) only get 30mins Free Wi-Fi & the restrooms arent free.
  • Rutger d.
    Rutger de Q.January 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Time left or facing a giant hunger? Order fries or another snack at Smullers and ask for Tariq: he's rapid, gentle and always in for a talk!
  • Karin QT
    Karin QTJune 25, 2011
    Julia's Pasta opening soon. Take-away pasta of your choice, prepared in a real pan ;-) within three minutes. Brilliant!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJanuary 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Busiest station in the country! Recent renovations aren't quite as inspiring as those in Rotterdam or Amsterdam, though.
  • Christian P.
    Christian PeperFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Julia has better espresso than starbucks but if you care more milk, cappuccino and Latte's go there. Stick to Julia's if you like the coffee black and strong
  • Laia G.
    Laia GonzálezDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Full with places to get a snack, very big but you can always find your way there.
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto ArganeseJuly 7, 2013
    Ask for WC and the information counter tells you crab! So much about service!
  • Niels v.
    Niels van DiepenMay 30, 2013
    Try the cappuccino doppio at Julia's. the best breakfast coffee in the area
  • Alexey A.
    Alexey AntonenkoDecember 17, 2014
    You'll never miss this station if you go to Utrecht. A nice gate into a nice town. :)
  • Willem S.
    Willem SpruijtDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Wanna look like a real American hipster? Grab a tripple machiatto latte choco at Starbucks. If you're looking for good coffee, grab a € 1 one at the AH Togo.
  • Christian P.
    Christian PeperFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    A ton of construction going on and messy during that time. The place will look great though.
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BallesterNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can check in at 8:55 AM and still have the 40% discount. Useful, for example, for the 8:58 AM intercity to schiphol airport.
  • Anouk R.
    Anouk RandagOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Book exchange corner at café "de Tijd", in the corner next to the flower shop. Just behind the entrance!
  • Pim T.
    Pim TTOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for passing by: everything you search for can be found.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 2, 2012
    Relax. You'll make your train. Take in the sights of one of the Netherlands' largest train stations.
  • Karlijn M.
    Karlijn MollJuly 13, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The new station is looking great. Do not forget the shops on the outside of the station like Sissy Boy.
  • Bart B.
    Bart BlikmanJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Need a 4* hotel for a reasonable price? Take taxi or bus 36 towards Maarssen (15 minutes) for The Carlton President. tel: +31302414182.
  • Natascha L.
    Natascha LibanonNovember 15, 2011
    The Bram Ladage fries are not great. Do try the kalfskroket. Try Bram' s fries in Rotterdam
  • Geert B.
    Geert BukkemsJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The one and only transport hub of the Netherlands. You can get anywhere from here!
  • Andreas N.
    Andreas NellasJune 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    so many places to have sth for breakfast in the morning. a bit expensive though.
  • Martijn M.
    Martijn MullerFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Need something while waiting for your train? There's an entire shopping mall connected to the station. Supermarket, electronics, clothes, etc.
  • Loes A.
    Loes AMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Go the Starbucks located next to Burgerking @ track 18/19. Much faster than the other one!
  • Nicky W.
    Nicky WormhoudtSeptember 13, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Still under construction, but already nice places to get a coffee or buy some books
  • Melle B.
    Melle BosOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you decide to que for Starbucks get a Chi Tea Latte, great sweet black tea latte!
  • Dennis V.
    Dennis VaskoMarch 1, 2013
    Warning - if you are a foreign visitor, please be aware you might get stuck in a long line to buy ticket for cash since their machines still don't accept international credit cards!
  • Maisey
    MaiseyJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can use the KPN hotspot. Great connection!
  • Virgil S.
    Virgil SamboJanuary 29, 2011
    Get some of the best chicken wings @BurgerKing. Ask for the Kingswings, their Royal.
  • Melle B.
    Melle BosOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you do decide to que for Starbucks get a Chi Tea Latte, a great sweet black tea latte!
  • Astrid P.
    Astrid Pourchez-SchuilSeptember 8, 2014
    AH2go... Scan your own groceries to save time in the cue!
  • Predrag Š.
    Predrag ŠukaJune 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay near the entrance of the stations - they can change, so you end up going from one to another 5 minutes until departure.
  • Richard K.
    Richard KranendonkDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the finer examples of how property developer Corio keeps raping our beautiful city, with the help of local politicians.
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Go down to the tracks to take a train, it goes to other cities !!!
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MarianoFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to Shakie's!! Good coffee, shakes and juices!! And the bagels are delicious aswell ;-)
  • J.C. R.
    J.C. RowFebruary 16, 2015
    For a 2nd tier city. The train station is actually very functional.
  • Juanma G.
    Juanma G. ColinasJuly 31, 2011
    Automatic ticket machines don´t accept foreign credit / debit cards or notes. Only dutch cards ands coins. In the ticket desk it is neccessary to pay an extra amount (0,50 euros) for each ticket.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MenagéMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Take off your headphones or you'll miss the speaker saying that your train leaves from another platform!
  • Juan Carlos O.
    Go into Starbucks it's the warmest place to seat. They don't care if you don't buy anything
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