Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station

On the West side of the Amsterdam Central Station, you find a long (110 meter) bicycle tunnel.
It connects the ferries to Amsterdam North, and the taxis stand in a straight line with the centre of Amsterdam, and the south side of the train station.
Before its opening, cyclists that came from the ferry from Amsterdam North had to cycle around the Central Station to get to the centre.

The tunnel is famous for its mural made of 77,000 hand-painted tiles, depicting a sea view with a lot of old ships. One of the ships is made after a painting by Cornelis Bouwmeester. This ship is actually a Rotterdam ship, but the artist (Irma Boon) decorated it with the three Andreas crosses, Amsterdam's coat of arms.
The official name of the tunnel is 'Cuyperspassage'.

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Bicycle tunnel Central Station mural

Bicycle tunnel Central Station mural

Entrance bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station

Entrance bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central: warship after Cornelis Bouwmeester painting

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central: warship after Cornelis Bouwmeester painting

Light at the end of the bicycle tunnel (Amsterdam Central Station)

Light at the end of the bicycle tunnel (Amsterdam Central Station)

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