Renovations at Amsterdam Centraal
Over the next few years, Amsterdam Centraal Station will undergo a complete metamorphosis. The Netherlands' busiest monument will be re-built into a high-quality grand entrance to the city.
The station is a vital transport junction that will have to offer space for an ever-increasing number of travelers in the future. A thorough renovation and restoration will return the monumental station building, designed by architect Pierre Cuypers, to its former glory. The station will be given a second main entrance on the IJ side, from which travelers will be able to walk to the metro, the bus platform and the city centre through the two passages under the station.
Both the IJ hall and the passages will offer food and beverages, shops and other facilities for visitors who have a bit more time to spare. The platforms, the middle tunnel and the eastern tunnel will also be modernised. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use a new tunnel to quickly move between the city centre and the IJ. Extra bicycle storage facilities will be provided. The North/South metro line currently under construction will soon connect the neighbourhoods Amsterdam Noord and Amsterdam Zuid directly with Amsterdam Centraal.