Amsterdam is the business and financial capital of the Netherlands and, with over 180 different nationalities living in there, it is one of the most diverse cities in Europe. As a world-class international transport hub there are countless ways of getting to the city.
Arrival by plane
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.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is situated approximately 20 km south-west of Amsterdam. Schiphol is a national and international airport and handles over 48 million passengers a year traveling to 260 destinations worldwide. Schiphol is Europe’s fifth largest passenger airport.
From Schiphol into Amsterdam
Connexxion Amsterdam Round Trip Ticket
The Connexxion Amsterdam Round Trip Ticket costs €10 for a return journey. Departing from bus stop B9 every 15 minutes, the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus number 197) will take you directly to the city centre in about 30 minutes. The Amsterdam Round Trip Ticket allows two trips on the Amsterdam Airport Express (the trips don’t have to be on the same day). One-way tickets are also available for €5. E-tickets can be purchased in advance for this service..
The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you to the city centre in about half an hour. One ride will cost you approximately €40 – €60, depending on the destination. 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).
Train ticket sales
Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the airport’s main hall and from the yellow ticket machines. The latter are located near the baggage claims, shopping centre Schiphol Plaza and near the platforms. These machines accept international credit cards (€0.50 surcharge); Dutch cash cards and some also accept coins. At the ticket office, you can also purchase the Amsterdam Travel Ticket, which includes return train travel between Schiphol and Amsterdam, plus free public transport in the city itself.
There is an elevator at Schiphol train station which can take you from the platform to the airport and vice versa. Call the Nederlandse Spoorwegen for help at the train station of your departure and arrival, telephone number +31 (0)30 230 5566. By doing so, it is possible to gain wheelchair access to trains.
Many smaller airlines also fly to regional airports such as Rotterdam or Eindhoven, or airports near the Dutch border. From these, you can travel via public transport or taxi to Amsterdam. To travel to and from Eindhoven airport to Amsterdam you can use the Air Express Bus.
Find more details about transportation to airports on www.schiphol.nl.
Arrival by train
If arriving in Amsterdam by train, it’s likely that your journey will terminate at Amsterdam Central Station. From there it is simple to complete your journey 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.
Amsterdam by train
Travelling to and from and around Amsterdam by train is simple and quick. The city has nine train stations. The best station for the Beurs van Berlage venue is Amsterdam Central Station: 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue.
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