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    Central Station

    by Boca24 Written May 16, 2004

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    Central Station

    Central Station is a very busy train station and services Amsterdam. Its like any other station in any major city around the world. Of course be aware of pickpockets but its location in the city makes it an easy way to arrive.

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    Central Station

    by Boca24 Written May 16, 2004

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    Central Station is a very busy train station and services Amsterdam. Its like any other station in any major city around the world. Of course be aware of pickpockets but its location in the city makes it an easy way to arrive.

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    Take the train

    by acemj Updated May 1, 2004

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    Centraal Station is located on the north end of the city center and is easiest way to get to and from Amsterdam from within the Netherlands. I only rode the train to and from the airport, but it was easy and quick. My only complaint was that the doors into the main cabin are very narrow and getting through with a large briefcase or backpack can be a bit of a challenge.

    However, it only takes about 20 minutes and is cheaper than any other mode of transportation including bus, so why not?

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    Beautiful Central Station

    by tompt Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    Amsterdam, central station

    When you come by train you will arive at the central station. This a beautifull building and a good starting point for your trip in Amsterdam. Many trams, metro and busses leave here.

    The Central Station is the first station in Netherland that was designed by an architect. Before this it was done by engeniers. The asaignment was given in 1876 to P.J.H. Cuypers and A.L. van Gendt. The design is by Cuypers, and Van Gendt - who had much experience with the railroads - concentrated on the construction.

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    Train is the best option

    by Richard_Townend Written Jan 8, 2004

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    From Centraal Station, get the train. Not only is it cheap. It is also comfortable and quick and you get to see the countryside as you travel the 15 miles or so from the airport.
    The railway station is based in the airport so you don't even have to go anywhere to get a train.
    Alternatives are taxis (very expensive and not necessarily quicker) and coaches (slower and more expensive).

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    Take the train to Amsterdam Central

    by Pavlik_NL Written Dec 15, 2003

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    Trainstation, as seen from the

    1. from Schiphol International Airport
    From the airport it is quite easy to reach Amsterdam. Underneath the airport are the stages from where trains leave almost every ten minutes towards Amsterdam Central Station. The fare is cheap and the connection is swift.
    2. from other places outside The Netherlands
    There are intercity-trains from Paris and Brussels (Thalys) as well as from Germany (Frankfurt - Köln - Düsseldorf and Berlin - Hannover) that offer a comfortable ride and have as endstop Amsterdam.
    ,b>3 from other places within The Netherlands
    Our country has more or less a combination between a train and a metro-network. The density is high and the frequency on busy lines as well (every 15 minutes). For further details look at the Dutch Railways (called "NS").

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    Train Station

    by zrim Written Oct 14, 2003

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    Centraal Station

    This must be the must photographed location in Amsterdam--I think every VT page on Amsterdam has a picture of the train station. So why should my page be any different.

    It is big, bold, beautiful, busy....eh, it's a train station.

    The great thing about Centraal Station, though, is the fact that once you disembark, you are thrown right into the thick of the hustle and bustle ofcentral Amsterdam.

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    Trains out of town

    by TrekknHil Written Aug 13, 2003

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    The board in Centraal Station

    From the airport to Amsterdam or just for a daytrip...the trains are a great way to get around.

    You can use self service ticket machines in Centraal Station or go to the cashier window.

    The fares to other cities worth visiting are very reasonable. The timetables are great with trains running frequently.

    A good, inexpensive, reliable way to see the rest of the country

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    Central Station

    by LolaSanFrancisco Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    Central Station

    Heres a photo of this place. You'll be here alot. All trams come and go from here, and this is the main train station if your comming from another location in Europe. It's also walking distance Dam Square, and most likely your hotel.

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    Amsterdam Central.

    by A2002 Updated Jan 18, 2003

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    Amsterdam Centraal.

    This is the central train station in Amsterdam. This is where you should arrive from Schipol if you are going to the main tourist areas. There are many trams and buses that stop outside the station.

    There are very good and extensive transport system to other parts of the Netherlands from this station.

    North, South, East, West, where do you want to go? :-)

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    To Central Station

    by hassan_abu Written Jan 1, 2003
    In the train  to Central Station

    Central Station is, well the cental station where you can catch all kinds of transportation to anywhere in Amsterdam, either by train, trams, bicycle, canal boats, etc. But avoid taking the taxi, the fare is ridiculously expensive..

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    Trains, Central Station

    by BlueBerry_7 Updated Nov 23, 2002

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    Inside Central Station

    The train system is not as useful within Amsterdam as the tram, bus, metro, and light rail network. In addition to Centraal Station, which is the public transportation hub, there are seven stations in the city: Station Zuid World Trade Center, Station RAI, and Amstel Station in the south; Station Lelylaan, Station De Vlugtlaan, and Station Sloterdijk in the west; and Muiderpoort Station in the east.

    Because the transportation system is highly integrated, all railway stations are served by two or more of the other modes as well. The train comes into its own for longer distances. It's by far the best way to get to Schiphol Airport, Haarlem, Amsterdam's seaside resort Zandvoort, Hoorn on the IJsselmeer shore, and all other points in Holland. The system is Europe's most punctual-almost 98% of trains leave and arrive within 4 minutes of the scheduled time.

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    Central Station

    by cwest03 Written Sep 1, 2002
    Central Station

    Every big city in Europe has a Central Station and Amsterdam is no exception (where else would you go to catch your train). If you take the train from the airport or from elsewhere or if you plan to leave Amsterdam by train you will have to pass through Central Station. This can be a pretty busy place during the day and even some times at night with people coming and going. The front of Central Station is also the hub for the street cars that scatter throughout Amsterdam. It is best to be careful when you are in or around Central Station as pickpockets are notorious. Keep a close eye and a good grip on your valuables and you'll have no problem. You'll also find a VVV right across from Central Station where you can book hotels and other travel related stuff.

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    Till this date, I have not...

    by gardesque Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Till this date, I have not seen a city that has a better infrastructure than Amsterdam. In my opinion, the best way is to take the train in, so you can start exploring Amsterdam as you get off the fabulous Centraal Station.
    There are busses and street cars, and they are fun to go with. If you think you can handle it, ride a bicycle. Or, for that matter, just walk. Seriously, Amsterdam is a city you can really enjoy walking around in.

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    Wherever you are :the best way...

    by paula.c Written Aug 25, 2002

    Wherever you are :the best way to visit Amsterdam is by train or by tram.
    You can park your car at the transferium,close to the 'Arena' the stadion of AJAX ( i hate it,but i'm from the south of holland and a fan of PSV-EINDHOVEN)
    from there you can take the tram to the center of Amsterdam.

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