The construction of the Central Station in Amsterdam has started in 1869, with an artificial island in the river 'Het IJ'.
Through the years, several architects worked on Amsterdam Central Staiton. The most famous is of course P.H.J. (Pierre) Cuypers. But now there are several other architects who have contributed to the old and the new monument.
Royal Waiting Room
Since 1974 Amsterdam Central Station is a dutch national monument. In 1999 the Ministries of VROM and OCW designated the station also as a conservation area. The facade of the station building is richly decorated with ornaments and stone.
Opening hours Station
Amsterdam Central Station is opened 24 h/day. Some parts of the station are closed during the late evening and night. Opening times of shops and restaurants vary. The free passageways through the station are opened daily: IJpassage: 5.30 am - 1:00 am and Amstelpassage: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm.