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 and 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 go to Netherlands Railway .
3. Take a Taxi. Taxis operate from the rank outside Schiphol Plaza. Expect to pay around €35 into central Amsterdam.
4. For transport information in Amsterdam with details on the tourist tram and what to see in Amsterdam go to: Public Transport – GVB info
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
Public Transport Information – 0900 9292
Travel Inland & Over the Borders
Holland (Netherlands) has an excellent transport system, trains are almost always on time and express trains link to many other European Countries.
From Amsterdam the Thalys Train takes you to Paris in six hours and passes through Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium. The same train network and the TGV Train takes you to different parts of Germany. London is easily reached via the Channel Tunnel train connection at Calais in France and the Europort in Belgium. The European express train network travels to most Countries near and far.
up to 18 daily trains between Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Paris and London
connections to over 100 destinations throughout France, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
service between London and destinations in southern France: direct trains between London and Avignon in summer, between London and the French Alps in winter, and to Disneyland Paris all year round
Rail Europe is another option with connections to European Countries and Worldwide.
They operate similar locations to the SNCF, but travel further afield with connections in many Countries.
Rail Europe operates with Passes to explore Europe. These Passes are flexible and offer unlimited travel in the countries covered.
The Rail Europe pass ranges from the famous Eurail Global Pass that enables travellers to discover up to 24 different countries.
To a large variety of National and Regional Passes for travellers wishing to concentrate on more specific countries.
When available, Rail Europe offers different fares (youth, senior, groups) for trains including TGV, Eurostar, Thalys and ICE.
They partner with the National Railways of the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. Rail Europe is also working in close cooperation with Railteam, the European High Speed Rail carriers alliance.