Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, or private transfer.
Category: Public Transport
Information and news about public transport in Amsterdam.
For information about tickets and rates, see: Amsterdam Public Transport Tickets
Guide to public transport in Amsterdam.
There are many ticket options. Some include transfer between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the city.
For most tourists, 1-7 day tickets are the best deal. They entitle you to unlimited travel through Amsterdam – day and night – by tram, bus and metro. Ferries across the river IJ are always free.
The Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.
However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.
Amsterdam Central Station is the city’s main public transporation hub. It is straddled between the center of town and the river IJ.
The city hopes the free transport will inspire the elderly to get more involved in social activities as a way to combat social isolation.
Locals refer to the taxi rank at Amsterdam Central Station as the ‘Gaza Strip’ — an indication of the boorish behavior of many unsavory taxi drivers found at that location.
Seventeenth-century masons built Amsterdam on a foundation of wooden poles planted in soggy, sandy ground, leaving behind a beautiful architectural “museum “– but one with walls prone to sinking or crumbling without warning. So how do you dig a subway tunnel underneath it? Very carefully.