Recent Searches
Clear
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.

Show all
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
$15.03 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Canal cruise
Had a good time with a very friendly crew who gave us a great description of what we viewed from the boat.
Salim_R, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-4
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-4
Good Overview of Canals
JoseC_R, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Good overview of the canals. People were very friendly. Using Viator at the last minute was also very simple and quick.
star-4
Great way to quickly get a sense of the city and its history
JaronR, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Made a last-minute booking, unlike many others this tour runs frequently and on-time. Our boat guide was informative and hilarious, I wish he could have given the whole tour instead of relying on the recorded audio.
star-4
Would recommend
Donald_V, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Seeing the city house’s and canel also listening to the person explaining the ride. Getting a chance to take pictures
star-4
Familie trip
leif_S, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Good trip to se se Amsterdam from the canals. We was on the same trip in september 2021 and on this time it was sunshine so remember it as it was a better experiense.
star-4
A Must Try Experience!
AnishAnthony_T, May 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
A must try ride and especially with Lovers. Loved it and enjoyed to the core with my family. Thank you and Wish you more success to make the travelers feel great and educate the history of Amsterdam.
star-5
Canal Cruise.
April_H, Apr 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
It is wonderful to see the city by the canals and learn about the history. There is translations in different languages so many people can enjoy the stories
star-4
Nice little trip. Need better earphones
Ollie_R, Apr 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Decent experience for an hour. Lovely canal views. Audio guide ok but not much history said. Earphones hurt and cheap. Bring your own
star-4
Nice View
Sayaka_K, Apr 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
We enjoyed nice view. That’s good that we had a Kind driver, many beautiful sights. The seats was crowded.
star-5
Greatest experience.
Emmanuel_D, Apr 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
It was a great experience. We enjoyed every bit of the tour. Keep up the great job you are doing. I would suggest refreshments on board if possible.
star-4
Smooth boarding, maybe...
Hvard_M, Apr 2022
Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
Smooth boarding, maybe less smooth in summer. Easy to find where to board. Good information on the booking site.

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.

Show all

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.

Show all

Trip ideas

5 Must-See Amsterdam Museums

5 Must-See Amsterdam Museums

How to Spend 3 Days in Amsterdam

How to Spend 3 Days in Amsterdam


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.

Show all

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.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Amsterdam Central Station?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Amsterdam?
A:
As well as visiting the Amsterdam Central Station, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: