Amsterdam Airport and Transportation

How to get to and from the airport, and getting around the city on public transportation

Amsterdam Tram

A tram passes by the Stedelijk Museum - ©

Amsterdam Airport

You'll be arriving at Schiphol, one of the biggest airports in the world. Take the inexpensive train to the city's central station, which departs every 15 minutes, and you'll be in the center of the city in about 20. If you prefer a taxi, it's much more expensive, and takes between 20 and 45 minutes to the center.
Other options include pre-booked transfer services:

Transfers from the Airport

If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:
-Shared Arrival Transfer
-Shared Departure Transfer
-Private Arrival Transfer
-Private Departure Transfer

All Transfers

Getting Around Amsterdam

Once in the center, Amsterdam is made for walkers. It's a relatively small city, and you can reach most sights on foot. If you ever need public transportation, hop on one of the trams. Better yet, do as the locals and use a bike to get around.

Car Rental

To go elsewhere in the Netherlands by car, check the cheapest rental rates:

Car Rentals

Amsterdam Map

Amsterdam City Break Travel Planner

  • Get a Room
  • Look for the right type of accommodation at the right place and at the right price for you:


  • Get the Tourist Card
  • Enjoy free transportation and free or reduced admission to many of the top attractions:

    Tourist Card

  • Plan Your Sightseeing
  • Go on a walking tour, a canal cruise or day trip:

    Tours & Activities