Useful Information: Amsterdam Transportation

Getting from the airport (Schiphol) to your hotel

Schiphol is a transportation hub and therefore, there are trains to go to all parts of the Netherlands from here. There are trains that go to Amsterdam Central ~ every 15 minutes and a ticket costs ~€ 4.

Tickets can be purchased with credit card at the machines in Schiphol and Amsterdam Centraal ONLY; alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the counter (both charge a €,50 service charge).

These trains are operated by NS: http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home.

Check the schedule boards to determine what track your train is leaving from.

Getting around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a very walkable city and is served by a convenient public transportation system operated by GVB: http://en.gvb.nl/pages/home.aspx.

I recommend purchasing a single day/multi-day pass, as one trip can cost you around € 2-3. Also, the passes are based on hours so if you activate a single day pass on Thursday at 4pm it is valid until Friday at 4pm.

For more information about pricing, visit this page: http://en.gvb.nl/ovinmamsterdam/Pages/bestdeal.aspx.

Maps are available at tourist information points; there is one in Schiphol and one opposite the Central Station.

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