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Amsterdam Centraal Station (Dutch: Station Amsterdam Centraal [staːˈʃɔn ˌɑmstərˈdɑm sɛnˈtraːl]; abbreviation: Asd) is the largest railway station in Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands. A major international railway hub, it is used by 192,000 passengers a day, making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited Rijksmonument in the Netherlands.

National and international rail services in Amsterdam Centraal are provided by NS, the main rail operator in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal is the northern terminus of routes 51, 53, 54 and the 52 stop of the Amsterdam metro operated by the municipal public transport operator GVB.

 It is also served by several GVB tram and ferry routes, as well as local and regional bus routes operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS.

Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and opened in 1889. It features a Gothic Revival[3] station building and a cast-iron platform roof that spans approximately 40 meters.

Since 1997, the station building, the underground passages, the metro station and the surrounding area have undergone major reconstruction and renovation works to accommodate the North-South Line metro route, which opened on 22 July 2018. Amsterdam Centraal has the second longest railway platform in the Netherlands with a length of 695 meters.

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