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Practical matters

Travelling from Schiphol Airport

There are several ways of travelling from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station. The cheapest options are trains and buses.

Photo: Dirk Gilissen

Please note: some programmes provide extra information and can assist you with this process. 


Cost: €4-6 (and €7,50 for reusable OV-chipkaart)

You can buy an OV-chipkaart from a yellow ticket machine in the entrance hall of Schiphol Airport. Some summer programmes will provide you with a public transport chip card so that you don't have to buy one. The train platforms are located below this hall. Trains to Amsterdam Central Station depart every 10 to 15 minutes.


Cost: €45-60

Taxis are located by the entrance hall, on the left side. The journey will take between 25 and 45 minutes and the fare is calculated by metre.


Cost: €3-5

The Amsterdam Airport Express (Bus 197) departs every 15 minutes from bus platform B9 and will take you directly to the Amsterdam city centre. You can pay with your OV-chipkaart (€7,50) or buy a single ticket from the driver.