Central Station & Trains, Amsterdam

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    Trains

    by sswagner Written Dec 24, 2004
    Centraal Station

    Trains frequently link the airport to the city and they will have you at Centraal Station in minutes. Once at Centraal Station, you can go just about anywhere in the country on a train. You do not need to rent a car here. In Amsterdam, trams can bring you further into the city from the train station. Day trips are very easy to make in the Netherlands from this transportation hub. Haarlem is only 15 minutes away (see the Haarlem section). However, there are many choices one can make for a day trip.

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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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    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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    Central Station

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jul 26, 2003

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    Gaare Centraal is the main train station for getting from Amsterdam to the airport or other domestic and European cities

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    This is Central Station (see...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This is Central Station (see pic below), where you can hop onto the metro or a tram to town or a train to Paris or Berlin. Needless to add, this area is forever ultra-BUSY...!

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    Amsterdam Central Station

    by georeiser Written Aug 28, 2009

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    Amsterdam Central Station is the best place to get off the train if you want to explore the city centre. The building was designed by an architect.

    http://www.stationseiland.amsterdam.nl

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    The Centraal Station

    by seamandrew Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    Centraal Station, Amsterdam

    This is the Centraal Station where the trains come in. From here you can grab the various buses or trams throughout the city. Furrthermore, you can take transportaion out of Amsterdam here as well.

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    The best way to get to and...

    by meirs Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The best way to get to and from central Amsterdam, like most European cities, is by train. This is Centraal Station in Amsterdam. Very busy and very convenient.

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    Central Station

    by a5floor Updated Sep 11, 2010

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    From outside the Central Station (train station) in Amsterdam looks really great. Old features are kept.

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    Amsterdam Central Station

    by bambino36 Written Sep 3, 2004
    Amsterdam Central Station

    The station sites in the heart of town, with many destinations within a few minutes walk such as the Red Light District

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    Central Station, Amsterdam

    by daryoush Updated Feb 18, 2005

    You can get to and from Amsterdam from Central Station. Its located by everything, bars, hotels, food etc. You cant miss it...its huge!

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