Destination AmsterdamDestination Amsterdam

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Practical informationPractical information

Airport information

The airport of Amsterdam – Schiphol – is the largest airport of the Netherlands. Also the smaller airports, such as Rotterdam Airport and Eindhoven Airport, are not located far away from Amsterdam. The easiest and cheapest way to travel from Schiphol to Amsterdam is by train. The journey takes between 20 minutes to half an hour to get to the Central Station.

From Rotterdam Central Station, you can travel by train to Amsterdam in 45 minutes. From Eindhoven it is a bit further to Amsterdam, but there is a direct bus to the centre. This takes 90 minutes.

Public transport


From Central Station in Amsterdam, you can travel to The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and many other cities in the Netherlands. You can buy a train ticket at the ticket-vending machines at the station or at the ticket counter. Tickets are not sold on the train! For price and travel information, please visit the English language website of the NS.


Would you like to take a taxi from the airport? Then you can book your Schiphol Travel taxi now.

Public transport in Amsterdam

It is easy to explore Amsterdam: the city has an extensive public transport system consisting of busses, trams and the metro. You need a bus and tram card for the bus, tram and metro. For each trip you can stamp the correct number of strips or have it done by the conductor. These bus and tram cards can be bought at bookshops and at various shops and kiosks at the stations.


Amsterdam is ideally suited to be explored by bicycle. At many stations you can rent an OV-bicycle. You can also find bicycle rental shops all over Amsterdam.


Post office


Land number:+31
Net number: 020


230 V

Opening hours of shops

In general, shops are open during the week from 10h00 to 18h00 with a shopping night on Thursday until 21h00. In the weekend from 10h00 to 17h00.

Emergency number


VVV office

Amsterdam Tourist Office
Address: Stationsplein 10 (next to Central Station), opened from 09h00 to 17h00.
VVV-office, Leidseplein 1, open on week days and on weekends.

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