Amsterdam Centraal Station - Location with melancholy
Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a major national railway hub. Used by 162,000 passengers a day, it is the second-busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited national heritage site of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic/Renaissance Revival station building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres.
The Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands is often associated with the Rijksmuseum (1876-1885) and the Central Station in Amsterdam. Cuypers designed and renovated many exquisite churches, chapels and monasteries. The royal throne (1904) from which the throne speech is presented every year (on Prince's Day) was also designed by the Netherlands’ most famous architect. His craftsmanship is highly praised, and he is often seen as the man who breathed new life into architecture in the Netherlands. Influential and inspiring to many such as H.P. Berlage and Michel de Klerk.
The old waiting rooms in Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas were fully renovated and kept intact for the public to enjoy. You can still experience the old (waiting) times of the past.