Locations: Restaurant 1e Klas - Perron 2B - Amsterdam CS
Address: Stationsplein 15
Zip Code: 1012 AB
The Central Station in Amsterdam was designed by architect Pierre Cuypers from Roermond between 1881 and 1889.
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.
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.