Central Station, Amsterdam. A massive building.
The road that runs down from the central station is the Damrak
and leads to the Dam Square.The city of Amsterdam is located approx.
50 miles northeast of Rotterdam and is easy toget to either from the
main airport Schipol or Europort, Rotterdam.The city that never
sleeps, is one of the main long weekend and mini break visiting places in europe.
There are numerous museums, parks, beautiful buildings, canal boat
trips and of course the famous Red Light district.
For the first time visitor, the best place to go is the tourist information office just
outside the central station. They have a leaflet or brochure for every place in the city and also places outside the city.
The telephone number is 020 201 88 00 and the country code for Holland is 0031.
For more info. try www.visitamsterdam.nl
The Central Station is massive inside and very very clean. This ICE or Inter City Express originated at Hamburg and terminated at Amsterdam. The coaches went out of site around the bend. There must have been at least 10 coaches.
The brightly decorated trams are cheap and run every few minutes, day and night but make sure you are going in the right direction. If in doubt, ask.
|This must be one of the biggest cycle
racks in the world. The photograph
shows only 1/3
|Glass covered boats are great
for a canal tour of the city.
This Juke box is in the Oranjeboom bar/cafe next to the Victoria Hotel opposite the Central Station. It’s a Whirlittzer, it works and it still has the original records on it.
(This was 2004, is it still there?)
The flower market is on the Singel canal.
If you are looking for anything to do with flowers, you’ll find it here.
|Not many of these operating nowadays.||This is in Dam Square and easily seen.|
|There are many styles of house boats.||Original style Dutch barges, still in use.|
|A typical view down a canal in the city.||A rather expensive looking restaurant.|
You’ll see many bridges like this throughout Holland.