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Amsterdam Centraal train station

Amsterdam Centraal or often referred to by locals as CS opened on 15 October 1889. Replacing the former Amsterdam Willemspoort Station that closed a decade earlier. It is the largest station in Holland with over 250,000 passengers a day passing through the doors. Amsterdam Centraal is also the most visited national heritage site in the country, unsurprising given its beautiful architecture and design. Stepping out from the station visitors find themselves in the heart of the city with fantastic public transport links including trams, buses and metro services.

If your flying in to or out of Amsterdam local trains connect to Schiphol Airport with departures every 10 minutes from 6 am to midnight and the journey taking between 10-15 minutes each way.

If you're visiting the city for the first time, the main tourist office is located at the station where you can pick up a free map, purchase tickets for tours and activities plus any accommodation needs. 


Address Ticket Office Hours
Amsterdam Central Station - Centraal Station
1012 AB   Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Monday to Sunday: 06:00am - 11:00pm


The station has a wealth of facilities for any traveller including:

  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machines
  • Ticket machines
  • Toilets
  • Luggage lockers
  • Cash machine
  • Waiting room
  • Shops
  • Taxi rank
  • Accessible platforms
  • NS International lounge (open 7 am to 8 pm)
  • Bike hire and bike repair facilities


Top routes from Amsterdam-Centraal

DurationFirst and last trainTrains per day
to Schiphol Airport13m0:02 – 23:43170
to Paris3h 18m6:17 – 19:1714
to Rotterdam Centraal37m0:04 – 23:4992
to Den Haag Centraal47m0:04 – 23:42126
to Eindhoven1h 18m3:46 – 23:3869
to Brussels1h 51m6:17 – 21:2232

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