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Airport Stopover

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Airport Stopover


We are stopping over in Amsterdam airport next wednesday, arrive 08.45 & next flight is at 12.00noon, would we be able to go into the city or what could we do in that time?


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1. Re: Airport Stopover

Hi there,

Theoretically it would be possible to visit the city. It's about 20 mins by train which departs from directly under the airport.

However practically we'd advice against it. Security queues upon entering the airport can be a bit long, walking to the gate (where the X-ray queue awaits you) also takes 10-20 minutes, etc. etc.

Luckily, Schiphol is not a bad airport to spend a few hours. Next to the shop-till-you-drop there is a Casino and even a small branch of the Rijksmuseum, fully free.

Have a nice time,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Hi there.

Don't do it, the transfer out and back takes too long and walkingdistances can be long,

As Eric said, the airport has a lot of time consuming activities interesting activities, you could even have a massage..... ;-))



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3. Re: Airport Stopover

Depending on where you are coming from and where you are going the time between your flights could be a lot less than the 3 hours you think! For instance if your flight lands on the runway which is practically in the next town then it's another 20 minutes between landing and getting off. If you are flying outside of the EU then you have to be boarding 45 minutes before takeoff. Then of course if you are flying with one of the lowcost airlines then you'll be lucky to land less than one hour late anyway.

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