Travel to Amsterdam

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Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is a major European hub and you will likely find a flight to here from an airport near you. It can however be worthwile to look at regional airports in the Netherlands for cheaper flights. The Lowcostairlines web site is in Dutch, but the interactive map will point you in the right direction even if you don’t speak a word of it. The web sites of Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Charleroi, Maastricht and Niederrhein airports will probably tell you how to get from there to us. All of these regional airports are less than 3h from Amsterdam by public transport.


Amsterdam can be reached by train from most of western Europe. Direct trains are available from Paris, Kopenhagen, Vienna, Zürich, München, Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw ans Moscow, among others. Check timetables (and if you’re lucky, prices) here. Within the Netherlands, frequent services connect Amsterdam to every nook and cranny of the country. Check the Dutch National Railway web site for info.


Eurolines will take you from almost any place in Europe to Amsterdam at a bargain.


Amsterdam is about 5h from Paris, 7h from Berlin, 8h from München. Motorway infrastructure is great, although traffic can be horrendous. Petrol is more expensive here than in most surrounding nations, so fill up before you enter ;). Oh, and parking in Amsterdam is offensively expensive (expect to pay €5/h in the city centre – also on Sundays).

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