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Amsterdam Central Station
Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station

Stationsplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Basics

Whether you’re riding the city trams and local trains around Amsterdam, catching a long-distance train to Paris or Brussels, or heading to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you’re likely to pass through Amsterdam Central Station at some point during your travels. Sightseeing walking tours of the city often include a stop to admire the station’s striking 19th-century façade, while boat tours of Amsterdam’s canals leave from the quays right outside the station.

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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
USD15.73 per adult
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Canal Cruise
Great tour, value for money, easy to find. You can either listen through headphones or sit back and relax and enjoy the view! remember to grab a coffee before you board.
natalie_c, Jul. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Love Amsterdam!
diana_d, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Getting a seat on the Boat at the same table with my four friends! It was very crowded as the tourists and visitors are back after Covid.
star-4
Easy access from central...
vishal_p, Apr. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Easy access from central station. The staff was friendly, the boat was nice and clean. Was right on time. We had a good time as family and price is also reasonable.
star-5
Amazing tour of the MOLINOS ( windmills)
Graciela_Z, Jul. 2022
From Amsterdam Central Station by train to Zaanse Schans for 2 hours guided tour
Just amazing. Diana was EXCELLENT. ABOVE AND BEYOND. No 5 start I willgive her 10. Thank you Diana for your kindness and knwoledge. Graciela.
star-5
Great time
Sue_C, Jul. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Great skipper funny and knowledgeable all in all a great tour. Going back next year and will definitely go again.
star-5
Excellent tour
Raul_P, Jul. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Excellent service and accommodations during a heat wave. Tour organizers were very helpful. The length of the tour is perfect and you get insights about the major attractions of Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise!
Panna_S, Jul. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Amazing to see city highlights & relaxing! No traffic & no commotion! Easy central location. Captain was very humorous!
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SUPERB
Imran_N, Jul. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
It was super Amazing journey.. lovely view from the cruise.. u ll find beautiful places around.. love it..
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Great 1 hour trip to see Amsterdam highlights
Madalyn_R, Jun. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Well organised. Information available in 19 languages. Pilot gave additional information too. Runs just over the hour.
star-4
Good tour for the $$
Liz_M, Jun. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
The audio was helpful, but it wasn’t always clear where we were supposed to look! The captain was very funny and informative.
star-5
Really lovely canal...
Georgia_B, Jun. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Really lovely canal cruise, an hour was a perfect amount of time to see some of the city’s most monumental spots. The audio was great along with some additional info from the captain himself. Would definitely recommend
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Awesome
TuLinh_N, Jun. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
I booked this tour just a few hours before the last time slot but all good. The Lover Canal Cruise location is quite easy to find, the facility is good with audio equipped so you know where you are when passing by each point.
star-4
Nice
thamer_h, Jun. 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Nice guide The trip was nice There are many nice places to see and good informations to know on amesterdam
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Facilities at Amsterdam Central Station include ATMs, restrooms, luggage storage, a tourist office, currency exchange, and a range of coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, and shops.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.

  • Amsterdam Central Station is fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Amsterdam Central Station is built upon three artificial islands on Stationsplein at the center of Amsterdam’s canal ring and within walking distance of many of the city’s central attractions. The northern terminus of Metro lines 51, 53, and 54, the station serves numerous national and international train services, several GVB tram and ferry routes, as well as local and regional buses operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS. Taxis and water taxis can be found outside the station and trains to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport depart every 10 minutes and take around 20 minutes.

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When to Get There

Amsterdam Central Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gets particularly busy during the weekday rush hours (early morning and early evening). However, if you have an early morning departure or late-night arrival, you may find many visitor facilities are closed.

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A Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Thanks to its strategic central location, Amsterdam Central Station is within walking distance of many popular tourist sights. Follow the scenic waterfront lanes into the atmospheric Red Light District; loop around to see attractions such as the Rembrandt house, the Amsterdam Museum, and the Anne Frank House; and finish by admiring the historic monuments of Dam Square.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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