Central Station, Amsterdam
Not a must,but a moment of silence when you arrive by train in Amsterdam,Centraal Station:the waitingroom
'Wachtkamer 1e klasse'in a magnificent Art-Deco style,
and a nice cup of coffee.
Our own little 'Chinatown' : Zeedijk and Nieuwmark,
and of course the 'Spiegelkwartier'in the neighbourhood of the 'Rijksmuseum', a little walk of
5 minutes and you are in the center of many galleries,
with a great offer of art,cheap or expensive
Fondest memory: This is the scene outside the train station, with lotsa tram stops. Hey look, I got a model to pose for my picture strolling with her huge luggages, and me waiting in the cold and taking pictures... brrrrr.... :-p
Wear comfy walking shoes and don't forget something for the aching legs and feet. We walked for hours and hours. Luckily, there is a good tram/bus system and friendly taxi drivers.
Fondest memory: Watching the tram pull away leaving me behind as my friend Annette went in the front to pay.
build in 1889 by architect Petrus Cuypers.
He also design the Rijksmuseum.
The station is build at an island, at the harbour of Amsterdam, one of the largest harbours of Europe.
Fondest memory: The picture shows the night scene at Amsterdam Central from across a river. It felt quite safe at the station late at night cos you can see police on patrol everywhere.