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Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station

Stationsplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Basics

Whether you’re riding the city trams and local trains around Amsterdam, catching a long-distance train to Paris or Brussels, or heading to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you’re likely to pass through Amsterdam Central Station at some point during your travels. Sightseeing walking tours of the city often include a stop to admire the station’s striking 19th-century façade, while boat tours of Amsterdam’s canals leave from the quays right outside the station.

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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
$16.16 per adult
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History was supportive....
History was supportive. Sooth ride. Comfortable seating. Weather was good. Driver was great. Will recommend to friends and family
Dipti_M, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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The tour of canals has...
mariodomenico_g, Nov 2021
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
The tour of canals has been well explained by the captains boat durig good weather day. We suggest people to try such good experience
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Great way to tour the city
Jon_N, Oct 2021
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Nice way to get a quick perspective on Amsterdam through the canals. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The captain was great adding a few thoughts as well as we went along.
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Sami_M, Sep 2021
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
The guide was very fun and friendly we saw historic buildings and the maritieme of amsterdam, a good company to go for tour in amsterdam
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Highly Recommended
Keith, Jul 2021
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
This was a nice relaxing trip around Amsterdam! The audio was very good and provided a lot of details. Highly recommended. Also I noticed a family take their lunch aboard another boat to enjoy, wished I had thought of that. Lastly, the boat Captain was extremely skilled in maneuvering the boat, it was remarkable at times.
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Loved the tour. Don’t miss it!
bonnibrodnick, Feb 2020
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Loved. Not cheesy at all. Sat outside on the stern and really enjoyed the tour. Because we were outside, we missed the captain’s additional anecdotes, but didn’t mind.
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Excellent excursion
Desta_S, Mar 2019
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Great trip and would highly recommend. Tour guide was so funny and the route he took was great too!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Facilities at Amsterdam Central Station include ATMs, restrooms, luggage storage, a tourist office, currency exchange, and a range of coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, and shops.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.

  • Amsterdam Central Station is fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Amsterdam Central Station is built upon three artificial islands on Stationsplein at the center of Amsterdam’s canal ring and within walking distance of many of the city’s central attractions. The northern terminus of Metro lines 51, 53, and 54, the station serves numerous national and international train services, several GVB tram and ferry routes, as well as local and regional buses operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS. Taxis and water taxis can be found outside the station and trains to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport depart every 10 minutes and take around 20 minutes.

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When to Get There

Amsterdam Central Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gets particularly busy during the weekday rush hours (early morning and early evening). However, if you have an early morning departure or late-night arrival, you may find many visitor facilities are closed.

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A Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Thanks to its strategic central location, Amsterdam Central Station is within walking distance of many popular tourist sights. Follow the scenic waterfront lanes into the atmospheric Red Light District; loop around to see attractions such as the Rembrandt house, the Amsterdam Museum, and the Anne Frank House; and finish by admiring the historic monuments of Dam Square.

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