Amsterdam Centraal Station

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There are direct trains from Amsterdam to many European cities including most destinations in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands as well as northern France, Germany and Denmark. These include the Thalys express train that connects Amsterdam with Antwerp, Brussels and Paris. Thalys connects Amsterdam and Paris in just four hours.

Check the NS Journey Planner or call 900-9292 (domestic) or 900-9296 (international) for more train information.

Amsterdam’s Centraal Station (frequently abbreviated CS) is in the centre of town within walking distance of most major attractions. Although Centraal Station has loads of facilities including lockers, restaurants and information centres, it can get very crowded, especially in the height of summer, so it is best to take the metro five stations to Amstel Station if you need to buy tickets, get transport information or make train reservations.

Take a few minutes to get all your gear in order and check your map for directions before leaving the station. When you come out onto Stationsplein, you’ll be in the centre of town surrounded by buskers, pickpockets and bewildered travellers. If you have the directions to your hostel, you can escape this chaos, drop your bags off at the hostel and set about exploring the city.


Our address

Address:
Stationsplein 1012 AB Amsterdam
Telephone (0900) 9292
Website www.9292.nl

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  • Lamia, 14 Aug 2017


    Go early if it is your first time. Service is very slow, they are not helpful at all.

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  • Bibiana, 13 Aug 2017


    Wi-Fi gratis y la arquitectura es bella

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  • Emily, 05 Aug 2017


    Gets you where you need to go fast... with some great places to stop and eat

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  • Thomas, 16 Jul 2017


    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?

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  • Mae, 01 Jul 2017


    0.70€ for WC.....be prepared

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  • Benjamin, 20 Jun 2017


    Simple layout, a lot if shopping options

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  • Gijs, 19 Jun 2017


    Een prachtig oud station. Op de foto gezien vanaf het water.

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  • Brz Brz, 19 Jun 2017


    Medeniyetin anlamını bulduğu istasyon

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  • Sasha, 26 May 2017


    В аэропорт можно уехать практически каждые полчаса. Посередине есть будка информации - там если что все подскажут.

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  • Sevket, 13 May 2017


    Sirkeci garının Amsterdam şubesi

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  • Humaid, 07 May 2017


    Fast service

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  • M. Selim, 04 May 2017


    Gayet büyük ve organize tren istasyonu. Simge yapı.

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  • Martin, 02 May 2017


    Crowdy, but in shopping passage there are benches where you can charge the cell phones

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  • Jenia, 16 Apr 2017


    If you get here, you can reach every corner of the city, even in the night

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  • De, 14 Apr 2017


    Nice station but abit crowded, and the toilet was no free 😓

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  • Maria, 02 Apr 2017


    Awesome building. Train to/from airport costs 5€.

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  • Funda, 23 Mar 2017


    Çok büyük, güzel korunmuş. Çok güzel bir yapı.

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  • Sean, 16 Mar 2017


    Very beautiful and well designed railway

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  • Karlijn, 04 Mar 2017


    Lots of shops and places to eat.

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  • Alper, 21 Feb 2017


    Sanki her yol buraya çıkarmış gibi geliyor. Şehrin atan kalbi gibi. Ve raylarda kalbin damarları, tüm ülkeye yayılıyorlar.

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  • Mehmet, 06 Feb 2017


    Herşeyin bağlandığı nokta

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  • Esra, 25 Jan 2017


    Kürkçü tukkani hesabı .her yol central station dan geçer.

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  • Jamie, 24 Jan 2017


    Excellent clean station with plenty of direction and assurance if needed

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  • Edwulf, 23 Jan 2017


    Easy to understand and follow, there are automatic machine that sells you tickets. If you are going to airport buy your ticket in advance

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  • Jen, 22 Jan 2017


    Very busy station but it's stunning to look at from outside and has everything you could ever need retail wise! Friendly staff too!

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  • Rene, 14 Jan 2017


    There are 2 Doner Company and 2 Julia's on this station. The ones on IJ-side are always less crowded.

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  • Loda, 30 Dec 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

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  • Pepito Viaja, 08 Dec 2016


    Aunque es enredada para conseguir los trenes de partida, su fachada es la más bella del mundo.

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  • Simon, 04 Dec 2016


    Want a free secure locker to store your stuff? Go to Mediamarkt next door

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  • Neal, 30 Nov 2016


    Lots of options for coffee and snacks, even a little shopping.

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  • Ari, 26 Nov 2016


    #Amsterdam so té 👌🏿😜

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  • cvvh, 22 Nov 2016


    Huge and neat.

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  • Ekaterina, 10 Nov 2016


    Честно сказать,я не помню ничего про вокзал:))

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  • Michael, 06 Nov 2016


    Busy train station with 15 mins trains to Schiphol.

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  • Alan, 25 Oct 2016


    Observen el hotel enfrente de la salida (Victoria Hotel) Hay una casa justo en medio, el dueño se negó a venderla durante la construcción del hotel

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  • E, 19 Oct 2016


    The train station is wonderful from the outside !

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  • Katrina, 16 Oct 2016


    They now have WiFi on the trains!!! Yay!!

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  • Abdulrahman, 16 Oct 2016


    I travel to Koln and Brussels , terrific train station

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  • Kai, 14 Oct 2016


    Naast dat ik Amsterdam niet een mooie stad vind, heeft dit Station nog wel wat. Met een uitgebreide keuze aan treinen en winkels heb je alles wat je nodig hebt.

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  • Irish, 07 Oct 2016


    От вокзала так же ходят лодки Hop off Hop on -- туристические. Интересно провести так время.

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  • Magdalena, 07 Oct 2016


    Impressive architecture, expensive but clean toilets and free wifi. It's a maze but well organized

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  • Oliver, 19 Sep 2016


    🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾✈️👑🌍🌎🌏

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  • A, 14 Sep 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

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  • Yasmina, 07 Sep 2016


    Perfect and best way to get around from airport to dam suare

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  • Esra, 06 Sep 2016


    Easy to find where you go..

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  • Tanya, 04 Sep 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.

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  • Aran, 17 Aug 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.

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  • Kaushikkumar, 16 Aug 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

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  • Аrtem, 13 Aug 2016


    One of the best stations, I've been to

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  • Nicky, 11 Aug 2016


    Looks close to an airport, lots of shops, restaurants, places to have a nice cup of coffee...

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  • Wittyboi, 09 Aug 2016


    Very friendly staff and amazing service! Location so convenient!!

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  • Thetis, 08 Aug 2016


    Huge station, nice view and very nice shops!

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  • Jan, 05 Aug 2016


    Busy but lots of services provided

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  • Travelure, 23 Jul 2016


    Not half as confusing as Stockholm Centraal!

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  • Peter, 23 Jul 2016


    The best train station in Amsterdam. Don't forget to check out!

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  • Mustafa, 09 Jul 2016


    Fascinating start to the #1 city in the world! #AmsCentral

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  • Andreas 🚤, 07 Jul 2016


    Very efficient but very dirty and full of pick pockets

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  • Leonardo, 06 Jul 2016


    Lindíssimo

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  • Andre, 03 Jul 2016


    Логистика для людей, туалеты платные

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  • The Süleyman, 24 Jun 2016


    Harbi central istasyon münihteki istasyon gibi iyi çalışıyor

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  • Valeriya, 21 Jun 2016


    Напоминает фильмы Гарри Потера, особо негде присесть для ожидания, много магазинов и кафе, проблема с покупкой билетов по карте неизбежна, багаж сдать не смогли, пришлось идти в другое место за 8€

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  • Polina, 20 Jun 2016


    Красивое старинное здание! Ну и с логистикой тоже всё хорошо!

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  • Gülçin, 11 Jun 2016


    Mütemadiyen kalabalık

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  • Haytham, 09 Jun 2016


    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.

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  • Sofia, 08 Jun 2016


    Clear communication.

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  • Tat Kee, 26 May 2016


    IC 9260 從阿姆斯特丹前往布魯塞爾。

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  • Nash, 24 May 2016


    Lots of shops, and free wifi

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  • John, 19 May 2016


    One of the most beautiful station buildings

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  • Ayush, 14 May 2016


    Very big place where we can spend our night

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  • Rouane, 11 May 2016


    Great architecture

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  • TarkovskyO, 04 May 2016


    Free wifi!

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  • Rudy, 28 Apr 2016


    A confronto delle nostre stazioni, treni puliti e ordinati

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  • John, 11 Apr 2016


    Lindo edificio y decorado externo

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  • Aygen, 12 Mar 2016


    İstasyonda ve tüm NS trenlerinde ücretsiz wi-fi var. Havalimanı treni 10 dk.da bir kalkıyor. Şehiriçi otobüslerin ilk durağı ve feribot iskeleleri de istasyonun arka tarafında.

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  • Thomas, 17 Feb 2016


    Historic railway station built entirely on poles in the ground. Can get very crowded, be weary of pickpockets.

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  • E r s i n, 03 Feb 2016


    Tren Garından çıkın, doğru devam edin, kanalın bitti yerde hemen sağda yer alan sadece patates kızartması satan dükkan ve biraz daha ilerde ki waffle dükkanında nutella waffle denemeden gelmeyin

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  • Juan, 27 Jan 2016


    Toilets really should be free.

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  • Adam, 15 Jan 2016


    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).

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  • Carl, 05 Dec 2015


    Great architecture and good connections across Europe.

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  • ILKER, 17 Nov 2015


    Heryerden buraya , buradan heryere , kalp 24 saat atiyor...

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  • Jonathan, 09 Nov 2015


    Leave all your bags for €7 per 24 hours whilst you visit the city. Look for the key and baggage symbol. Kluis/safe

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  • Jonne, 11 Oct 2015


    Voor de dames, Victoria's Secret zit in de IJpassage. (Oké ik geef toe..., uiteindelijk ook voor de heren)

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  • Valeria, 06 Oct 2015


    Freaking Amsterdam Centraal, and like 3 freaking benches to sit on. Geezus.

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  • Fayda, 30 Sep 2015


    بلد جميل ويستحق الزيارة 👌🏻

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  • Emmanuel, 24 Sep 2015


    Es rápido para moverte de ahí a todos lados

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  • Nata, 17 Sep 2015


    Super building ! newly renovated, many shops,piano inside, cozy, super view

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  • David, 22 Aug 2015


    Preciosa estación por fuera. Caótica por dentro.

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  • Martin, 03 Aug 2015


    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 !

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  • Sasha, 02 Aug 2015


    Билеты можно купить только в автоматах самообслуживания за монеты или используя банковскую карту.

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  • Александр, 02 Aug 2015


    Большой удобный вокзал прямо в центре города . Масса интересных и необычных людей , как и вообще в Амстердаме.

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  • Burak, 23 Jul 2015


    Centrum of Amsterdam.. Amsterdam is coming

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  • Domnule, 22 Jul 2015


    I wish every train station was like this. Organized, clean and easy to move around.

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  • Devonta, 09 Jul 2015


    My favorite place to travel into. Amsterdam!

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  • azade, 08 Jul 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.

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  • Margot, 30 Jun 2015


    Free wifi. Big, clean station. Shopping mall attached.

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  • Serge, 06 Jun 2015


    Unexpectedly canceled train to the Shipton Airport is a big surprise and inconvenience for the travelers :(

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  • Marinellyam, 09 May 2015


    Beau bâtiment - les transports y sont bien organisés et faciles - pour info, il y a une consigne à bagages dans la gare - 7euros par bagage payable uniquement en CB.

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  • Charo, 03 May 2015


    Muy organizado!!

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  • Alexpan, 01 May 2015


    Современный вокзал в старинном здании в самом центре города. Бесплатный wi-fi, впрочем, как и во всех общественных местах Амстердама.

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  • Xenia, 30 Apr 2015


    Слева от главного входа стоит рояль, за которым играют все желающие. И играют очень даже круто!

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