Getting Around with Amsterdam Centraal
As its name alludes to, Amsterdam Centraal is the central point of the city. It is the hub which connects the dots, providing access to all areas of Amsterdam and beyond. This central train station is also often the first thing travellers see when they arrive in the area, as it is linked to the rest of Europe. The station isn’t just about trains, either. Amsterdam Centraal is also home to several tram, bus, and even ferry stops. This is why 250,000 people pass through the station each day, and that number includes plenty of city inhabitants going about their everyday lives. Due to the size of the station and the amount of individuals which use it each day, it thankfully comes complete with an ample collection of facilities – including shops, dining options and an on-site bicycle storage service.
Destinations and Amenities
While it is obvious Amsterdam Centraal is great for getting around Amsterdam and venturing out to major cities in the Netherlands, it’s also suitable for visiting other European countries. The station has direct train lines to Cologne, Brussels, and Paris. But before venturing out, you can enjoy the amenities available at Amsterdam Centraal. For a bite to eat, the station benefits from a plentiful amount of national and international fast food chains. Although for something a bit more memorable, you can sample the ‘best burgers in town’ at Burgerij. Retail therapy is also possible in the central station. From cheese shops to international brands, the numerous on-site stores make it easy to pick up some last-minute gifts. The convenience doesn’t end there. Information desks are available by the main entrance should you require any assistance. Vending machines are dotted around the station for purchasing tickets. Bicycle amenities include a repair shop and rental place. And luggage lockers can be used on a 24-hour basis.
Convenient Accommodation Nearby
Due to Amsterdam Centraal being the city’s main transport hub, staying in accommodation close to the station is particularly handy. It means you don’t have to get up extra early or plan additional travel routes to reach Centraal. Yet when it comes to hotels near the central station, there are many to choose from – which can make it tricky to select one which delivers quality alongside convenience. Due to being positioned right beside Amsterdam Centraal, there are no other hotels which provide quite the same prime location as ibis Amsterdam Centre. For something a bit more luxurious, however, the upmarket Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel – complete with contemporary rooms and trendy design throughout – is just a short stroll from the station. An alternative choice is the stunning art’otel amsterdam. Not only is it opposite the station, but it also boasts gastronomic dining, trendy rooms and even its own modern art gallery.
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