Amsterdam, Central Station – The Netherlands

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Central Station Amsterdam.

For many tourist this is the gateway to Amsterdam. However, the building itself is not just Amsterdam’s main train station, but it is also a landmark.

It has been designed in the 1880s by Pierre Cuypers, the same architect who created the Rijksmuseum. At platform 2 you will find a Royal waiting room, which the Dutch Royal family can use when they are waiting for the Royal train to get ready. Civil Engineer L.J. Eijmer designed the train shed, because the shed was not part of Cuyper’s assignment.

The station has recently been renovated prior to the opening of the North-South metro line. On the back of the station you will now find a new bus station and – just like before, you’ll be able to get to the other side of the IJ with a free ferry.

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Check out our album about the Tomb of Napoleon.

Bonaparte, Corsica, fought i.a. battles of Austerlitz and Waterloo. Died in Saint Helena and now lies in Les Invalides, Paris. 

Check all our albums with photos taken in Germany.

We also have a blog. On it you’ll find a story about a hike at the Ankeveense Plassen.

The Ankeveense Plassen are a great place to go hiking with kids. This area in the Netherlands contains peat-soil. Many animals live in and near the water.

Check all our stories with travel adventures.

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