Restaurant with a rich history
Architect Pierre Cuypers designed the station in 1889, a time when society still had a rigid social hierarchy. The third class waiting room was located in Amsterdam Central station’s west wing. As the name suggests, this restaurant was designed for 19th century society’s first class passengers.
Just as in his design for Rijksmuseum, Cuypers was inspired by Late Gothic and Early Renaissance architecture. Numerous symbolic representations of shipping, railway transport, industry, science and technology adorn the station walls.
The lavish turn of the century architecture is still clearly visible in the restaurant’s rooms. The architect opted for high ceilings and giant arched windows for the design and interior, which give Restaurant 1e Klas its sense of grandeur and elegance. As the restaurant is rather hidden away at the station, we’re also known as the ‘hidden gem’.
Trains hurtle through the station every day, but our restaurant is a place where time seems to stand still for a moment. Our excellent service and exclusive menu ensure that our guests are offered the same comfort and quality today as in days gone by.