Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the primary international airport in the Netherlands, is located about 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. Ninety airlines fly to and from Schiphol and have offices at the airport or in Amsterdam. You can reach the city from Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or hotel shuttle.
The Connexxion Amsterdam Tourist Ticket costs € 10,- round trip. The bus takes only 30 minutes from Schiphol Plaza to the centre of Amsterdam (Leidseplein). There are 6 to 8 buses each hour. Return journeys do not have to take place on the same day.
The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you to the city centre in half an hour. One ride will cost you approximately 40 euros. It is strongly advised not to take rides from drivers soliciting within the airport. These are not officially approved taxi drivers.
Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, intercities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways - NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre), Amsterdam Zuid (World Trade Center) and Amsterdam RAI (conference centre). These stations are a maximum of 25 minutes away.
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Taxis are a popular form of transport in a city where many residents don't own a car. Amsterdam recently launched a campaign to improve taxi services.
Taxi car (maximum four passengers)
- Maximum start price: € 2,83
- Maximum price per kilometre: € 2,08
- Maximum price per minute: € 0,34
Taxi bus (five to eight passengers)
- Maximum start price: € 5,75
- Maximum price per kilometre: € 2,62
- Maximum price per minute: € 0,39
Amsterdam city centre is a myriad of roads, lanes and footpaths. Because space in the city centre is limited, taxis cannot stop anywhere they like. To keep traffic flowing in the city at peak efficiency, stopping is not allowed at various places. This is also one of the reasons why there are so many fixed taxi ranks.
You can find more information on Amsterdam’s taxis at www.taxi.amsterdam.nl
Public Transport Information:
Amsterdam boasts an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the capital. The I amsterdam City Card gives you unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours
I amsterdam City Card: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/deals/i-amsterdam-city-card
Amsterdam Central Station is the main station. From there it is simple to complete with public transport or taxi. If you are travelling from another station in the Netherlands, it's possible that you can choose another Amsterdam train station nearer your accommodation.
NH Barbizon Palace is located opposite of Amsterdam Central Station,