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Amsterdam Travel Guide

Amsterdam Airports

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)


The airport is nine miles (15km) southwest of Amsterdam. It is 36 miles (57km) from The Hague and 46 miles (73km) from Rotterdam.


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Transfer Terminals: 

Although there is only one terminal at Schiphol, the sheer size of the airport can be daunting. Schiphol Airport is made up of a single terminal building with three concourse or departure halls connected to the central building. It is easy to walk from one concourse to another, with one exception: the low-cost carriers departures hall, which is known as Pier H. The low-cost carriers hall is easy to find, but once you've entered it you can't turn back and re-enter the rest of the airport.

Transfer City: 

Train: The simplest and cheapest way to travel from Schiphol to Amsterdam, and around the Netherlands generally, is by train. The airport railway station is located beneath Schiphol Plaza and trains depart for central Amsterdam and other destinations around the Netherlands. Trains leave the airport station every 15 minutes, except from 12:30am to 5am when the service only runs every hour. The short 15-20 minute journey between Schiphol and Amsterdam costs EUR3.80.

Taxis: Private an

Car Rental: 

Renting a car is a great way to see the Netherlands, but not the ideal way to see Amsterdam itself, particularly because of the lack of available parking spaces within the city. If you're brave enough to face the parking shortage, car rental agency desks can be found inside the arrivals hall at Schiphol Plaza. Companies operating from Schiphol include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Sixt and National. Car rental operators are located inside the arrivals hall and in Schiphol Plaza.<

Airport Taxis: 

A taxi to the city centre from Schiphol Airport will take around 20 minutes and cost around EUR35. Visitors can go to Schiphol Plaza where they will find the metered Schiphol taxis which will display their rates. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. National taxi service, Schiphol Travel Taxi, has fixed rates for everyone who travels to and from the airport.

Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange facilities are available in both the arrivals and departures halls.

Luggage: Lost baggage must be reported to the airline in question. Baggage and items lost within Schiphol Airport can be located through the airport's lost and found centre, which also forwards lost items by post to passengers that have already departed from the airport. Luggage lockers are available for storing luggage for a maximum period of seven days. The loc

Car Parking: 

There is a drop-off zone in front of the terminal and a quick pick-up area outside the arrivals hall. Short-term parking facilities are located close to the terminal and cost EUR2 per half hour. Medium-term parking can be found at the Schiphol Smart Parking area. This parking should be booked in advance on the Schiphol website; it costs EUR5 per day and is connected to the terminal via a frequent shuttle bus service. Long stay parking is available in P3 for EUR6.50 per day and is a short

Departure Tax: 

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