Amsterdam’s Amstel Train Station and Metro Station is located just south of Amsterdam Centraal. The station is on the Amsterdam to Utrecht line, and services daily an average of 50,000 people who traffick through on the busy railway and metro lines.
The station was originally opened in 1939, being constructed on the east side of the Amstel River. In 2001, Amstel station underwent a thorough renovation which added new shops and kiosks. Two island platforms carry the Amsterdam – Utrecht line, the inner two serve the Amsterdam metro line, since 1977.
Amsterdam Amstel Train Station has some unique and historic works of art which can be seen. A relief statue mounted above the outside main entrance, The Future of the Railways (1940) by Theo Van Amstel Reijn welcomes commuters. The inside of the station has a tile by Peter Alma H. Rijneveld, from 1939; other paintings by the artist are permanently printed on the platform roof’s outside windows.
Sightseeing near Amsterdam Amstel Train Station
The station is a link for city buses, and boarding on EuroLines. Tram 12, going from Sloterdijk to Amstel; Metro 51 from Amstelveen Westwijk to Centraal; Metro 53 Gaasperplas to Centraal; and Metro 54 from Gein to Centraal all pass through the Amstel hub. Schiphol, the nearest airport, takes about 30 minutes to reach by metro.
Nearby Amsterdam Amstel train station attractions include The Royal Palace, Rijksmuseum, The Artis Zoo, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Anne Frank House; and Nieuwmarkt.
Luxurious hotels are the Park Plaza Victoria and NH Barbizon starting at 300 euro. For the budget traveller, Casa 400 Hotel ranges from 29 euro.
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