Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, one of the largest (in terms of passengers) in Europe (3rd largest behind London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle), and has connections to destinations between Asia, Europe and North America. It has flights to Europe and North America.
It’s a fairly large airport, and it would be useful to have an initial idea of what and how to navigate, or even what your options are if there’s a long wait time.
Amsterdam: Transport – Guide
Amsterdam is a very popular destination for Greek travellers and a city connected by air to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS).
– The airport is located about 10 km from the centre of Amsterdam and is about twenty minutes by train from the centre of Amsterdam.
From Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam city centre:
From Amsterdam to Amsterdam city centre. Check if your hotel provides this service.
In 15-20 minutes you will be in the centre of Amsterdam if you choose the train. It runs frequently around the clock. The train station is located just below the airport connecting it to all cities in the Netherlands.
The journey by Amsterdam airport taxi is about 20 minutes and the least you will pay is €35-40 from the airport.
Once you arrive in Amsterdam – Move:
Amsterdam is a great city for walking…walk or rent a bike! These are the two most appropriate ways to experience the beautiful city. Don’t miss to board a ferry for a romantic ride along the canals.
Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life for most Dutch people, and still, the best way to get around. There are dedicated bike lanes throughout the city. Many companies offer you a bike rental service for around 8€ per day.
The tram is one of the best ways to get around the city of Amsterdam. It runs until 12:15 midnight.
The metro is fast, but is only useful if you need to travel very far from the city centre or to the Amsterdam Arena. The football stadium of AIAX.
Buses are used for transport to remote suburbs and when the tram has stopped working. Evening buses run from midnight to 7 am.
Canal buses run every 40 minutes, from 9:50 to 19:25, with 14 stops on three different streets in the city of Amsterdam.
Parked taxis are available for most tourists with focal points including Leidseplein, Dam Square and Central Station. For a true Amsterdam taxi experience, take one of the city’s many bicycle taxis. These taxis can carry up to 2 people and are actually much cheaper, but also more exciting than conventional taxis.