Grand Café Restaurant 1e klas (1st Class)

Experience the grandeur of the past at Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas in Amsterdam. A unique monumental hospitality venue at Amsterdam Central Station.

Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas is a warm meeting place for everyone. The authentic hospitality establishment is a meltingpot of national and international guests, (train) travellers and passers-by.

This hidden gem at platform 2B of Central Station has several spaces and is also available to book exclusively for small or large groups. Both for private and business events, you are welcome to book a space for drinks, a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner.


International recognition for Restaurant 1e Klas.
1ste place in the European top 10 Best Station Restaurants
According to the British daily newspaper the Guardian, sept 2015'

Click here for the press release


Historic location

The Central Station in Amsterdam was designed by architect Pierre Cuypers from Roermond between 1881 and 1889.

The old waiting rooms in Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas were fully renovated and kept intact for the public to enjoy. You can still experience the old (waiting) times of the past.

The Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands is often associated with the Rijksmuseum (1876-1885) and the Central Station in Amsterdam. Cuypers designed and renovated many exquisite churches, chapels and monasteries. The royal throne (1904) from which the throne speech is presented every year (on Prince's Day) was also designed by the Netherlands’ most famous architect. His craftsmanship is highly praised, and he is often seen as the man who breathed new life into architecture in the Netherlands. Influential and inspiring to many such as H.P. Berlage and Michel de Klerk.