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Amsterdam Centraal Station | by Nik Morris (van Leiden)
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Amsterdam Centraal Station

Central station of Amsterdam is one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands and is used by 300,000 passengers a day. It transfers passengers between internal and international heavy rail trains, trams, metros, buses and river Ij Ferries. It is also the starting point of Amsterdam Metro lines 51, 53, and 54.


The station building of Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt, and opened in 1889. It features a roof span of approximately 40 metres fabricated in cast iron by Andrew Handyside of Derby, England. The station is nearing completion of reconstruction due to the construction of the North/South metro line (metro line 52).

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Taken on December 3, 2011