Links to tourist info – Amsterdam
Amsterdam Games – Entertainment and Tours – Get Events
Keukenhof Flower Garden – Keukenhof 2015
Public Transport – GVB info
Events and Festivals – Amsterdam/info
Parking – IamAmsterdam Site
Restaurants – Dining City
Coffee Shops – Amsterdam/coffeeshops
Gay info – Patroc Amsterdam
Tourist and Expat Medical Centre – Expat/MC
Amsterdam Canals – Grachten Index
Rent a Bike – IamAmsterdam/bikes
Travel Magazine – Amsterdam Magazine
Travel info from Schiphol Airport to Central Amsterdam – (taken from FAQ)
How do I get from the airport to Central Amsterdam?
There is an excellent train service to all main cities in the Netherlands from Schiphol international airport.
1. Take the Bus. You can take a KLM bus shuttle which operates between the airport and the major city hotels. These hotels include the NH Amsterdam Centre, HEM Hotel Amsterdam, Hotel Pulitzer Sheraton, NH Barbizon Palace and the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. A one way ticket will cost €8, 50 with a return costing €19. The service starts daily at 7am and continues until 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in Schiphol’s arrival hall 2.
2. Take the Train. Schiphol has one terminal. On the ground floor you will find Arrivals 1,2,3 and signs to the Railway Station. The railway platforms are directly underneath the Schiphol Plaza the central hall of the terminal. A single journey costs €3.10 and trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Station at least every 15 minutes. The journey time takes about 20 minutes, for more information on Netherlands Railway go to the Railway site
3. Take a Taxi. Taxis operate from the rank outside Schiphol Plaza. Expect to pay around €35 into central Amsterdam.
Is there parking near to the apartment?
Amsterdam is a small city and you can get around it very easily by foot, bicycle or public transport. This is not a car friendly city! Parking is paid and expensive.
Useful numbers during your stay…
Ambulance – 112
Fire – 112
National Police – 112
Police Non Emergency – 0900 8844
Directory Enquiries – 0900 8008
International Directory Enquiries – 0900 8428