Amsterdam Centraal Train Station

Getting to Amsterdam

Station / Airport guide

The Amsterdam Central Train Station (Amsterdam CS) opened in 1889 and is located in the heart of the city. Amsterdam Centraal station offers train connections to many domestic and international cities. The Amsterdam Tourist Office is conveniently located just outside of the train station. This centrally located train station gives you access to city trams, buses and ferries and accommodates over 250,000 travelers daily.


Travelers in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility, please call the station at +31 30 235 78 22 in advance to arrange assistance for either departure or arrival from trains at the Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Tourism office:
VVV Amsterdam Tourist Office Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm Sunday, 9:00pm to 5:00pm Location: platform 2 Phone: 0900/400-4040

Baggage consignment:
Coin-operated lockers Hours: 24-hour service

Lost and found:
Excess Baggage Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm Phone: 0900- 321 21 00 or 020-557 85 44

Hours: 7:00am - 1:00am

Currency exchange:
GWK Bank/Travelex

Transportation and connections

Transportation from the Amsterdam Centraal Train Station to the Amsterdam Schiphol airport:

Netherlands Railways train
Location: downstairs from Schiphol Plaza Frequency: every 10 minutes and every hour Hours: 6am to midnight

To other railway stations from the Amsterdam Centraal Train Station:

Public Transportation GVB (Gemeentevervoerbedrijf)

Trams: Hours: 6am to midnight
#1 Dijkgraafplein / #2 Sloten / #3 Station RAI / #5 Amstelveen Binnenhof / #9 Diemen Sniep / #13 Stadionstraat / #17 Osdorpplein / #20 Centraal Station / #24 Olympiaweg / #25 Pres. Kennedylaan

Trains using this station:


Cities commonly traveled to from this station:

Den Haag

Station map


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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.