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Schiphol Airport info

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Schiphol Airport info

I would like some information on how to get to my hotel from this airport. How far is Schiphol airport from Damrak where my hotel is located. How much for cab fare? I am a solo traveller with a luggage (not a backpack) and I am deciding on a cab or shuttle. It's my first time in Amsterdm and I don't know my way around yet.

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1. Re: Schiphol Airport info

The easiest and fastest transportation you can take is the train. They leave every few minutes from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central and vice versa. If I remember correctly, it is only like 4-5 euro each way. You can get an idea of time tables from the netherlands rail website. http://www.ns.nl

Just click the English button at the top.

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2. Re: Schiphol Airport info

Train is the way to go if you are OK to carry your luggage or have decent wheels.


This map shows how close some of the hotels on Damrak are from the Centraal and it sure beats getting stuck in the jams.

If you are set on shuttle or taxi:



Shuttle is OK for a single traveller, more than one and a taxi becomes cheaper.

What time do you get there?

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3. Re: Schiphol Airport info

Flight (international) arrival is at 6:30 pm

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photophile, the shuttle will still be running, its now Euro 13 p.p. one way. I dont know which hotel you want but it stops at Dam Sq and also at Brabazon Palace , just off the top of Damrak. That has to be your best bet as your solo, providing you dont want to take the train.

If you do the train you shouldnt have much of a walk to any Damrak hotel from Centraal Station. Train will be just under Euro 4.

A taxi will be around Euro 40.

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Take the shuttle right outside the airport .....just go straight out and you can't miss it. Very well organized, lovely big clean vans and reasonably priced.

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Thanks for all the helpful info. So, it's ok if I don't book a hotel transfer in advance and just decide on the transportation right there?

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There is no need to book.

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Why pay an intermediate transfer when EUR 4.00 for a one way is enough???

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I have to say that we always use the train when we visit the Dam. It's quick, cheap and very convenient. And it's only a few minutes walk fron CS to Damrack.

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10. Re: Schiphol Airport info

If you do not have excesive luggage then take the train!

The station to damrak is just a few minutes!