Trains to Amsterdam-Centraal

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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 6am to midnight and the journey taking between 10-15 minutes each way.

If your 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 traveler including:

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


Top routes from Amsterdam-Centraal

Arrival stationDurationServiceTrains per day
Schiphol Airport13m0:02 - 23:43170
Paris3h 18m6:17 - 21:2216
Rotterdam Centraal37m0:04 - 23:4993
Eindhoven1h 18m3:46 - 23:5570
Den Haag Centraal47m0:04 - 23:42126
Köln Hbf2h 35m0:25 - 22:4027