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  • Traveling in Style

    by Mariajoy Updated Feb 5, 2005

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    Saw this trio - bloke, trike and dog - waiting at the lights - so I asked him if I could take a pic - he smiled and gave me the thumbs up - the bloke didn't say much though :)) (It's amazing how they ALL speak english isn't it? )

    I thought this looked like a really great way to get around the city - and the dog thought so too I reckon. Then the lights turned green and away they sped.

    It's a dogs life

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    Other Transportation Options From Schiphol Airport

    by starship Updated Jun 13, 2016

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    As explained in the previous tip, the best option for travel to and from Schiphol Airport for us was Tinker Taxi service. However, other transportation options maybe a better fit for you based on how you're traveling. Below are some of those options:


    The “Connexxion” Bus now called the Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus #197): departs from bus stop B9 every 15 minutes and will take you directly to the city making but the downside is that it makes several stops and does not go to Centraal Station; it would work well for those staying near the Museumplein or Leidesplein areas. One-way tickets are cost €5, roundtrip €10. E-tickets can be purchased in advance for this service. This bus was not an option for us because the stops were not near our hotel and we would have had to transfer to another mode of transportation which would have also added to the cost and inconvenience.

    The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle: a service that makes stops at a number of large number of hotels. Departures from Schiphol are approximately every 30 minutes between 6am and 9:3 pm from Bay A7. The shuttle costs approximately €17 per person one way and €27 roundtrip. This is a relatively expensive service and much more than we paid per person for Tinker Taxi, but the shuttle buses do offer free Wi-Fi.

    GVB Bus 69 to Sloterjijk station: costs €2,90 and takes approximately 40 minutes.

    Taxi: Customers are warned not to engage unmetered, unregulated taxis from people scouting customers at the airport. The licensed taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Travel time for taxis into the city center is about 30 minutes depending on traffic, and cost approximately €40 - 50 and luggage may be an extra charge. Online reservation process is sometimes complicated.

    Train: The Schiphol train station is located directly beneath the airport and trains depart from platforms 1-2, or 3, and run frequently. These NS Trains (Dutch Railways) go to Centraal Station and cost €4,20 per person one way. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office in the airport's main hall and from the yellow ticket machines. Ticket machines are located near the baggage claims area, at Schiphol Plaza and near the platforms. These machines will accept international credit cards for a €0.50 surcharge, Dutch cash cards as well as some coins.

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    General Transportation Tip

    by gasca Written Oct 19, 2005

    Amsterdam is one the few capitals in Europe (if not the only one) without any big monuments, let's say i.e Eiffel Tower, Big Ben.. and it is an accessible city as well. Distances can be shorter than in other capitals and metro network has not dozens of lines.

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  • OK si vous partez de paname...

    by zoave Written Aug 26, 2002

    OK si vous partez de paname comme moi c trop simple:
    suivez ces noms de villes et tout ira bien

    tro simple mais be careful avec la douane volante!!!
    tes jambes et tes pieds ya qu'ca d'mieux ds Meda

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    Carrier Pigeon or Bottle?

    by M.I.B. Written Mar 2, 2003

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    I was making up my mind in Amsterdam to use alternative transport like this pigeon.

    No, it will be a cruise in a bottle!

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    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    TRAVEL ALERT for NEW YEARS EVE: No public transportation from 8PM till 1:30AM New Years Day.

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