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to and from airport to center of town

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to and from airport to center of town

I arrive at the airport at 8:35 a.m. and departure is 12:55 p.m Is it possible to get into the center of town and sightsee a little and get back in time to board my flight. I will be traveling alone with little baggage. I have never been to Amsterdam and would love to at least get a glimpse. Any suggestions??

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1. Re: to and from airport to center of town

hi , well I think Erik has already answered your question on your other thread. I agree it will be risky as for the reasons he stated.

However trains run regularly from right underneath the Airport , just do not stay too far from Centraal station when you get there and allow plenty of time to get back to the Airport. Normal train journey takes about 20 minutes ... geoff

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Four hours and twenty minutes is a long time to spend at an airport. It's true that you have to be a bit careful, but you could probably spend at least an hour in the city and be okay. And the great thing is you can see a LOT in that hour.

Here's a link to the Amsterdam Layover Guide that explains all the timing, the train schedule, and a few options for a layover:


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3. Re: to and from airport to center of town

Or try doing a forum search on ''layover'' for example. There have been tons of other threads about this topic already in the past.

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I vote NO. Stay at the airport because anything can happen in between your travel to and from Amsterdam from the airport, and you can miss your flight. Just plan on a few days in Amsterdam for your next trip.

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