The Amsterdam Central Station Island already plays host to around a quarter of a million passengers a day. In a few years, this will have increased to 330,000. The decision to build the North/South (metro) Line was the principle reason to examine the position of the Station Island as a whole. It seemed a large-scale
Bijlmer ArenA is a modern train and metro station complex south of Amstel re-opened in 2007 after a major refurbishment. The area includes the Amsterdam ArenA football stadium, the Heineken Music Hall, the Ziggo Dome, a Pathé multiscreen cinema and Arena Boulevard shopping outlets.
This station near the river Amstel (south-east of the centre) opened in 1939. The main hall has some interesting art-deco murals and a few shops including Bruna (newsagents), Albert Heijn To Go (mini-supermarket), ETOS (chemist) plus a Julia’s and Starbucks. Rail tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines or the NS Tickets & Service