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Amsterdam Airport Information

AMSTERDAM AIRPORT (AMS) – AIRPORT INFORMATION

Address:
Luchthaven Schiphol
Evert v/d Beekstraat 202
1118 CP Schiphol
Nederland

Website: www.schiphol.nl/

General Information telephone: 31-207940800

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT

Train

Amsterdam Airport has its own train station. That means all you do is nip under Schipol Plaza via escalator or lift – it’s all very clearly marked - and pick your platform. Trains leave regularly for Amsterdam Central station. From there the rest of the Nethelands and mainland Europe are at your fingertips. You can even pick up an international fast train to Paris or Brussels from here and carry on your journey in supreme comfort! Amsterdam station is right in the city centre so you’ll be in the thick of it the moment you get off the train. The train is your cheapest option, they run 24 hours a day and it only takes 15 minutes to get into the city.

Bus

If you’re travelling on a package deal your hotel will probably provide a free airport shuttle bus service. Otherwise you can catch the handy ConeAmsterdamion Hotel shuttle bus. This drops off at a massive 100 city hotels and runs from 6am to 9pm. There is also a regular bus service to take you to the city, picking up from outside Schiphol Plaza. Once you get into the city itself there’s a fantastic array of public transport to choose from, all much more convenient and exciting than getting into a car! Pick from the metro, trams, buses, trains, boats and ferries.

Driving

This is one of Europe’s major hubs and people travel in from all over the Netherlands. So you’ll find clear signposting from all over the country, whatever direction you’re approaching from. The airport is on the main A4 motorway, the one that links Amsterdam with Rotterdam and The Hague. As you’d expect the A4 airport exit to the airport is clearly signposted – you really can’t miss it!

CAR PARKING

Car parks are safe, secure and easy to navigate. You’ll discover two short term car parks, named P1 and P2. These are connected to the terminal and to Schiphol Plaza by covered walkways so you stay dry whatever the weather. Short stay is best for parking up to 48 hours, after that it’s cheapest to head for long stay. P3, long stay, is two and a half miles from the terminal but there’s a free 24/7 shuttle bus to take you in and out. If you’re travelling in style there’s even VIP valet parking.

There are two short term car parks, P1 and P2. P1 is near the terminal building. Like P1, P2 is connected to the terminal building by tunnel. The long stay car park P3 is conveniently placed on the airport’s main access road. The free transfer shuttle bus runs every ten minutes. There are spaces for disabled visitors in P1, P2 and P3. Last but not least there’s a luxury parking garage, called P7, right under the terminal. In all cases the signposting is wonderfully clear so you should find everything very straightforward.

Airport parking offers safety, security and convenience. You pay for your short and long term parking either by cash or credit card on your way out. If you just want to pick up and drop off, you can do so at the bus departure point. They even operate a smart parking scheme where, if you’re staying for a reasonable amount of time, you can park at a cheaper rate. If you’re in the city for 8 days, 15 days or 22 days you’ll get a few euros discount. Check the airport website for current prices..

AIRPORT AMENITIES

Amsterdam airport has excellent duty free shopping and there’s the usual complement of luxury goods, gifts and in-flight necessities available. Everything from international newspapers to the top 100 paperbacks, the finest perfumes to vintage wines and unusual spirits. Hit departures and you’re in a wonderland of fashion, jewellery, and gadgets. As you’d expect the facilities are superb and people with limited mobility will find plenty of support as well as conveniently placed parking. Schiphol Airport has three terminals accessible from a central terminal building, so you won’t get lost... it’s nicely intimate!

Amsterdam Airport is signposted efficiently and their staff are really helpful. There are plenty of restaurants serving all sorts of foods and even a couple of Casinos! If you’re travelling for business you’ll appreciate the two well equipped communication centres, in departures one and two, and there’s good WiFi coverage in various locations across the airport. If the little ones get bored, you’ll enjoy the exciting play areas, specially designed to keep them happy for hours.

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