About the StationBy name you might expect to see a train station here, but the truth is that, like other European stations of former empires, the Amsterdam Central Railway Station is more like a palace or a museum. It is the only railway station located in the center of the city and is surrounded by canals of water.
The station was built in 1889 by the same architect who designed the Amsterdam National Museum, Pierre Cuypers. All international trains reach the railway station and in recent years more than 160,000 passengers visit it. The place has the status of a national heritage site. The building is adorned with decorations related to the sea and marine voyages, since in the past the place served as an internal port from which boats sailed.
Since 1997, the station building, the underground passages and the surrounding area have undergone extensive renovations and extensive maintenance work. When you get out of the station, you can see hundreds of bicycles around. Remember that bicycles are the most frequent means of transportation for locals in Amsterdam.