centraal station rotterdam, Rotterdam

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As the main transport nexus for one of the Netherlands' most important urban areas, centraal station rotterdam offers a wealth of options for travel both within the city and throughout the country. Finished in 2014, the station building handles more than 110,000 passengers per day and boasts modern architecture topped with an angular protruding roof above the entryway. You can hop aboard a train for easy connections to other major Dutch cities such as Utrecht, The Hague, Amsterdam, and Groningen, or find service to many towns in between. The station also serves as a major hub for bus, tram, and metro transportation lines within Rotterdam. If you're headed farther afield, grab a train bound for Paris or Brussels, served by high-speed rail lines. Check the station's website for information on departure times, fares, and train schedules. Plan your centraal station rotterdam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rotterdam using our Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.
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Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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  • I enjoy Rotterdam Central every time i visit this city. Design is extraordinary and very impressive. Personal is very friendly and ready to help. Strongly recommended  more »
  • Design is modern, interesting & easy to navigate Some tracks are accessible outside the station and tickets are easily purchased either outside or on the trains. Staff on & off the trains helpful & sp...  more »
  • Look - it's a train/metro/bus station. It's never going to be actually exciting or complete with the Mona Lisa - But for modern architecture lovers, it is worth seeing. It's not a classic, old style s...  more »