The Central Station of Amsterdam, (Amsterdam Centraal) is one of the most important and busiest traffic interchanges in the Netherlands. Daily, many thousands of people get on and off trains, trams, metro, buses, taxis or ferries here. Just a few minutes’ walk from the station brings you right into the heart of Amsterdam. Amsterdam combines the intimacy of a village with all the possibilities of a big city. Its people are friendly and helpful, and the city has a rich history, with a great deal to see, do and a famously diverse nightlife to enjoy. As well as providing transport, the building is an architectural joy dating back to the late 1880s, and it is artistically modulated with projections, towers and fine stone detail. It forms the Old Centre’s edge along the IJ, and provides a wonderful backdrop to the Station square and the Damrak. Inside, there are numerous shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy before hopping on a train.
Gateway to the rest of Holland
If you are lucky enough to stay in Amsterdam for more than just a few days, there are several excursions that are worth making to see a little more of the country. Hotel Amsterdam, situated at just 700 metres from the Station, is the perfect place to enjoy the many delights Amsterdam has to offer, while also being ideally located for further exploring our beautiful country by train.
Something for everyone
You could enjoy a tour of the famous Dutch windmills, with options to try typical Dutch cheese or even buy some real wooden clogs. Or make an effort to visit De Keukenhof in spring to marvel at the millions of tulips on display. Alternatively, there are whole and half day tours that take in Delft (where the famous “Delfts Blauw” blue and white porcelain is made) and Madurodam, the amazing miniature model village in The Hague, which includes all the famous highlights of Holland as well as moving boats, planes and much more. Other trips are of course possible, as the Netherlands is small enough to explore multiple cities and its sights.