Schiphol Transportation

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    The Floating Dutchman

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 19, 2011

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    The Lovers company started their Floating Dutchman service in cooperation with the Schiphol Airport. This bus/boat amphibeous tour is ideal for passengers with a layover time of 5 or more hours.

    The Floating Dutchman will depart from the Schihol Airport, drive to the Amsterdam Oosterdok and from thare sail the Amsterdam canals. A ride back to the airport concludes the three hours sightseeing tour.

    A ticket will cost about €40 (at the Lover Company ticket counter at Schiphol Plaza).

    Promo movie

    First regular service movie

    Website: http://www.floatingdutchman.nl/english.aspx

    The Floating Dutchman going into the water The Floating Dutchman
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    Gate transportation

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 29, 2011

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    The A-Company provides a shuttle with courtesy cars inside the buildings of the the tranfer area (passport check to D-, E-, F- and F-gates & vice versa). A ride costs Euro 3,00. The service times are from 7AM to 2PM.

    Handicapt passengers can use an even more extensive service by the Axxicom Airport Caddy company.

    terminal shuttle
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    Train tickets

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 1, 2011

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    The first train ticket machines are located convinient at the luggage claim area (before customs clearance). More machines are located at the central Schiphol Plaza. You can use your (major) creditcard at these machines and avoid the additional surcharge when buying at the counter of the Schiphol Plaza Train Station.

    Be aware that the English menu by default offers you a "comfort" ticket, ergo a first class ticket. Just select the right kind of ticket if you want to travel second class.
    There are single fares and day return tickets; the latter only valid for travel forward and back on the same day (well, till 4AM the next day)!

    Website: http://www.ns.nl

    Ticket machines in the luggage claim area. International Train Ticket Office-Schiphol Plaza Ticket machines at Schiphol Plaza National Train Ticket Office at the Schiphol Plaza Ticket machines at Schiphol Plaza in full use
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    Train Platform

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    The train platforms are in the basement of the Schiphol Plaza, the big indoor front hall of the airport.

    There are multiple platforms, so first select the right one before going down.

    There are elevators and sloping ecalators.

    The train ride to Amsterdam Central Station is about 20 minutes.

    Watch your luggage at all times!

    Phone: 0900-9292

    Website: http://www.ns.nl

    Schiphol Train Platform Doors closing ... Elevator control buttons New seats on the platform Doubledecker train entrance
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    POLDERBAAN

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 18, 2008

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    Getting to the new Polderbaan aircraft-spotters place is quite complicated ...

    Take the highway A4, and turn off to the right/left to Aalsmeer, ...
    (depends where you come from, direction Amsterdam-Schiphol or The Hague-Schiphol)

    You will drive right onto the Kruisweg.

    Turn to the left when coming from The Hague,
    turn to the right when from Amsterdam.

    Just follow the Kruisweg straight on ...

    After about 6 kilometres turn to the right into the Adrianahoeve ...

    Follow the road for about 200 metres (you'll pass a part of the small village Hoofddorp).

    When you get to the IJweg,... turn to the right on the IJweg!

    Drive for about 2 kilometres (is like a farmer's road) ...

    You will see a no through road, still named the IJweg!

    Drive into that no through road straight on, and you will see the square at the right where the plane-spotters place is ... named >>>

    P O L D E R B A A N

    Website: http://maps.google.nl/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=nl&msa=0&msid=114165801307067461907.00000111f60e6274ea462&z=14&t=k&om=1

    polderbaan-schiphol
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    Parking at Schiphol

    by catnl Updated Jul 3, 2008

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    For cheap parking you can park at schiphol and pay with youre creditcard.
    see the link above for prices and more info, its opposite the arrivals and departures.

    to make a reservation at least 1 week before: http://www.schiphol.nl/web/show/id=71432/langid=42

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    Schiphol airport

    by catnl Updated Jul 3, 2008

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    no more smoking once you checked in or when arriving you can only smoke outside...
    enough restaurants when youre hungry or thirsty.
    lots of shops, some cheaper than others, so have a look in several shops before buying drinks or cigarettes.
    checkin time most of the time 2 hrs before flight.

    Website: http://www.schiphol.com/

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    TRANSPORTATION TO AMSTERDAM

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 17, 2007

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    The most asked question in the travel forum is how one can travel from the Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam downtown.

    I got the feeling the airport authorities kept an eye at Virtual Tourist, because an electronic screen has been put up at immigration where you queue for passport control.

    On he screen the different options are outlined with the related costs and time involved.

    All these options and some more are given in detailed in my listed Schiphol transportation tips below.

    Website: http://www.schiphol.nl

    Schiphol to Amsterdam transportation options
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    Train departure information

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 8, 2006

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    In front of the Schiphol Plaza Train station are indoor information tables; the classic NS-ones with all the information for any train trip you can make from Schiphol at any time. Above is a big electronic information wall with the train departures scheduled for the next hours with platform indification.

    Website: http://www.ns.nl

    Schiphol train departure time information Train departure information Scheduled departing trains for the coming hours Departing Trains Information Displays
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    Schiphol

    by robertgaz Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    Schiphol is the Netherlands' main airport and is located just south of Amsterdam.

    In 2004, Schiphol ranked fourth in Europe in terms of passenger traffic behind London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt International Airport.

    It has large shopping areas and Schiphol Plaza is a shopping centre before customs. There is a supermarket and Food Village that is open until midnight seven days a week.

    Website: http://www.schiphol.nl/

    I'm leaving on a jet plane... ... don't know when I'll be back again...
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    Dutchbird!

    by nighthawk Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Never had heard of Dutchbird before, but dad and I did like flying with them!
    We flew an airbus 320 and were very well served ... even had brekkie! on our way to Barçelona and when coming back, we had dinner!
    Made up for not being allowed to smoke ;-)

    Dutchbird plane
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    Fly KLM ....it wasn t too bad

    by nighthawk Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Haven t been in too many airports yet but I prefer Schiphol airport above Barcelona and Toronto because of the friendlyness and all.
    I might be chauvinistic but that s my humble opinion.

    Website: http://www.klm.com

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  • Hotel Shuttle Busses

    by sabsi Written Jun 4, 2004

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    There are quite a few shuttle busses that connect the hotels of Schiphol with the airport. Depending on the hotel they go 2-3 times an hour. Departure is at the right end of Schiphol Plaza when facing away from it.

    There you will also find a free telephone you can use for contacting the different hotels.

    Some of the busses are rather small so you would want to be there early (especially when departing from your hotel). The drivers are not allowed to take more people than the bus has seats. I wouldn't want to be kicked out when having a plane to catch. I warned ya ;)

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  • Trains to other destinations

    by sabsi Written Jun 4, 2004

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    There's also international connections to Germany or Belgium as well as a lot of connections to cities in the Netherlands.

    To places like The Hague, Utrecht or Rotterdam and other bigger Dutch cities there's a train about every half an hour.

    Schiphol's underground train station

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  • Trains to Amsterdam Centraal

    by sabsi Updated Jun 4, 2004

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    Every 15 mts or something there is a train that connects Schiphol's underground train station with Amsterdam's main station, Amsterdam Centraal.

    I never quite understood the difference between the three tickets available for this ride but a return ticket costs EURO 5.60. Make sure to have coins with ya, the machines don't accept Euro bills!

    The train to Amsterdam Centraal takes approx. 15 minutes.

    Website: http://www.ns.nl

    The train to Schiphol
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Comments (2)

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Hello Pieter Jan,

    I found your last post on where to park at Schiphol and I have to thank you. I just came from France from amazing holidays.
    Before flying I didnt know if I should take the train with my children and wife plus the luggage, taking a taxi or park my car at the Airport. Of course parking the car for 7 days at the Schiphol parking is very expensive but then I started looking at the companies you posted and there are good prices.
    In the and I found 7 days 35 euros parking in Mercure hotel close to the airport in the last company you posted, however is not moypark but mobypark. After I park my car they took me in the shuttle for free to the airport.
    I must admit it was very convenient the price and the services . by train its a hassle with my kids and taxi was around 120 euros go and back. So the best option I found was this.

    If it helps this is the link to airport: mobypark.com/en/city/Amsterd...


    I hope is helpful for the rest of travelers.

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Wie of wat u ook wilt (laten) vervoeren: personen, documenten of pakketten, Wie of wat u ook wilt (laten) vervoeren: personen, documenten of pakketten, bij Marcus bent u altijd aan het goede adres. Onze gestage groei danken wij aan een hoge mate van klanttevredenheid. Wie die eenmaal heeft ervaren, wil niet meer anders!
    www.marcus.nlbij Marcus bent u altijd aan het goede adres. Onze gestage groei danken wij aan een hoge mate van klanttevredenheid. Wie die eenmaal heeft ervaren, wil niet meer anders!
    www.marcus.nl

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