Amsterdam Centraal station

Amsterdam Centraal is the main station of the Dutch capital, situated right in the center of Amsterdam, within walking distance of much of the city's sights and hotels. The magnificent station building was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and finished in 1884. Cuypers has planned the Rijksmuseum, which is not coincidental.

There are a lot of ticket machines around the station, with a touch screen and an English-language service, the fastest and simplest way to use them for domestic tickets.

The ticket counters (both domestic and international) are situated at the extreme west end of the main station building, on the ground floor-in other words, step in via the main entrance of the station, turn left immediately and keep walking down the passage until you hit the ticket counters at the very end of the building.

If you’re staying in the city for a couple of days, the best way to get around by public transport is by bus, train and tram. GVB is a travel firm, and they have a great offer on day passes.