Translated as the Saint Nicholas Church is located near the Amsterdam Central Station. When you get out of the station turn to your left and just after the GVB ticket office go straight and cross the small bridge.
The neo-baroque and neo-rennaisance church is a roman catholic church.
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When you step out the train, this is the first tourist attraction you’ll see in Amsterdam.
This monument is in fact a masterpiece by Pieter Cuypers, the architect who also designed the Rijksmuseum. It was built at the end of the 19th century and was erected on three artificial islands.
The hotel we stayed at was very close to the entrall Station soit made it very easy to get from thr Station to where we were staying at and also very easy to take trips outside of Amsterdam.
The Cetraal Station can be alittle confusing but there are always someone around to help and evryone there speaks english. The Station was built between 1884-1889 on three man made islands. If you are a fan of architecture you will love this place. It is concidered a Dutch neo-renaissance design.It is a towering structure that really stands out.
Whenever we got lost walking around Amsterdam I would just ask someone which way to the Centraal Station and I would find my way back with no problem.
Amsterdam Centraal is the central station of Amsterdam. It is one of the main railway nodes of the Netherlands and is used by approximately 150,000 passengers a day. The station building was opened in 1889. It features a roof span of approximately 40 metres fabricated in cast iron. The station is currently under reconstruction so it was a pity not to see this beautiful building without all the working tools in front of them.
The building of Amsterdam Centraal is situated on three man-made islands, themselves resting on 8,687 wooden poles which have been driven deep into the muddy and sandy soil.
Amsterdam centraal es la estación central de Ámsterdam, uno de los principales nudos ferroviarios de Países Bajos, usado por aproximadamente 150.000 personas al día. El edificio de la estación abrió en 1889. Tiene un techo de unos 40 metros fabricado en acero. La estación está ahora restaurándose, fue una pena no poder ver este bonito edificio en todo su esplendor, sino con todas las máquinas delante.
El edificio de Amsterdam Centraal está sobre tres islas artificiales construidas por el hombre, descansando sobre 8687 pilares de madera que han sido introducidos profundamente en el embarrado y arenoso suelo.
the second wooden house is one of the 2 oldest wooden houses in amsterdam.
it is located in a cafe filled with curious. the name of the cafe is 't Aepgen.
it is built around 1518
has been a store / shop before.
the cafe is daily open 15.00 - 01.00
Here you can take the trains, busses trams. On the north side you have the ferry s.
picture is taken at the front side on the east part of central station.
on the east side you have information, tickets and info and koffiehuis Smith.
Tramlines 4,9,16,24,25 and 26 are on the eastside.
tramlines 1,2,5,13 and 17 are on the westside.
It is a mess at the moment probably till 2011 because the building the north south metro line.
So be carefull where you walk
Well Kenny. It's forbidden, after July the f1rst, to smoke tobacco, BUT!!!!
you are allowed to smoke a 'joint'!!!!
So no problems for the coffeeshops till now!
MINI VTmeet saturday 19th 12:00 Smit's koffiehuis acros central Station!
This large church was completed in the end of the XIX century, and is the largest Catholic church in the city. In my opinion it is the most impressive building in the city, but unfortunately its view is marred by the transport interchanges of the train station square.
Central Station is the gigantic public transportation hub of the city. From Dam Square, it's a fair walk up the Damrak, a "main drag" type of street and one of the few long, mostly straight ones we encountered. As with other places we walked, it didn't feel as far as it really was due to it all being a first-time adventure for us, but I would estimate it at about three-quarters of a mile. Hop on the correct tram line number from Dam Square, with more than one going in that direction, and it's a quick ride.
As we saw the station structure coming into view, we had the same thought as with many of the other Amsterdam buildings. The architecture and overall appearance was incredible, especially considering it is, after all, a train station. I expected large, but it was much, much bigger than I pictured. Can't say what it's like on the inside, since we were on a quest for Amsterdam Pass cards at the tourist info office across from the station, and in hindsight I surely wish we had checked it out.
Word of caution in the area: If you want to pick the best spot for getting run down by a tram, this is it. Keep your wits about you when walking anywhere near here. So many of them coming and going, and so many tram tracks, it's a bit of a challenge. Actually saw a guy who seemed oblivious of crossing a track walk right in front of one, very scary.
Also, I read a lot about this area being a prime spot for pickpockets and other lowlifes, but we didn't get this impression at all, a pleasant surprise after being a little anxious about walking around here. I'm sure this is more of an issue during the booming Summer months when swarms of tourists are coming in by train.
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