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Centraal Station

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Centraal Station.

Centraal Station features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Extravagant façade

Time required: 10 minutes

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 1: Central Station stop
  • Tram Line 2: Central Station stop
  • Tram Line 5: Central Station stop

Address: Stationsplein, 1012 Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • Central Station (Centraal Station) is Amsterdam's train station servicing more then 1400 trains a day
  • It was built between 1884 and 1889 to the plans of Petrus Josephus Hubertus Cuypers in Neo-Renaissance style
  • Before its construction could begin, three artificial islands had to be built supported by thousands of wooden piles
  • Although today the station is an attraction on its own right, Amsterdammers first disliked and opposed to the idea as it blocked their view of the sea
  • Its extravagant red-brick Dutch neo-Renaissance façade depicts themes of travel, trade and Amsterdam's history

What to do there:

  • Take a look at this architectural masterpiece

Centraal Station features in these preplanned City Guides: