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What is the name of the main station in Amsterdam? 
Amsterdam Centraal is the central station. 

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, the station is located in the centre of the city. You can reach Dam Square within 10 minutes walking.

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station.

Which trains run to Amsterdam? 

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to London, Paris, Antwerp, Brussels, Rotterdam, Cologne Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. 

Do you offer all train tickets to Amsterdam? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Amsterdam
The good thing about Amsterdam is that the city is rather small and you can walk from the train station to the centre and all major museums in the city. 

The recently renovated Rijksmuseum is a beautiful museum with all the major works of the Dutch masters, like Rembrandt and Vermeer. 

The Anne Frank House is very busy, there is always a long queue outside the museum, but the museum is very tranquil and impressive because there is only a limited amount of visitors allowed and you have the feeling you are visiting someone's house, all orginal pieces are still there. You feel the tragic history in the whole building. Please remember to book your visit in advance.

The Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk are both at the Museum Square. The Van Gogh museum -of course- has a large collection of Van Gogh paintings. 

The Stedelijk is the world famous for modern art and always has impressive exhibitions. 

By train to cities near Amsterdam
Travel by train to beautiful places like the Keukenhof to see the famous tulips; or to Utrecht or Rotterdam, to less visited towns with old city centres like Haarlem. You can also travel a bit further to Giethorn, a small village that reminds of Venice. 

Amsterdam Centraal - Info

Railway station Amsterdam, Amsterdam Central

Amsterdam Centraal is the name of the main station in Amsterdam and is located in the centre. You can walk from the station to the canals, Dam Square and to other major attractions.

If you want to go to the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh museum which are located at the other side of the centre you can walk for of about 30 minutes, take a tram or the newly opened underground. You can also easily rent a bike. 


  • Wifi: yes, available throughout the station
  • Lockers: yes, available 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, but not recommended! (Park your car for free at Diemen or Halfweg station) 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes (to the Dam, the central square) 
  • Bike: OV Bike
  • Subway:  2 minutes to the Rokin stop. It's superfast.
  • Tram: 10 minutes
  • Bus: don't take it. It's not going to the centre.
  • Taxi: yes. Including Uber.


Amsterdam Centraal - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Amsterdam Central Station

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Cheap hotels near Amsterdam Centraal - Trains to Amsterdam

Ibis Styles Amsterdam Central Station***

Right next to the station. Basic, but very convenient and affordable.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

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Hotel Westcord City Centre***

Five minutes from the Amsterdam Central station by foot. Comfortable and clean. Good rates seen the location in the heart of the city.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

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Hotel Victoria****

Super-centrally located hotel, opposite the train station. Built in the 19th century, recently renovated.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

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Three rental car companies at the station. Sixt, Alamo and Enterprise.   

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