Transfers & transports
How to move around town & airport transfer options
Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport has different transport options to do the commute to the city center, but as it's one of the biggest airports in Europe and it's usually crowded, I'd suggest preparing your transfer in advance to avoid delays and complications.
The most comfortable option: Private Transfer
If you book a private transfer in advance you'll have someone waiting for you at the Arrivals Hall. The cost depends on the destination but calculate €40 per car, and it's definitely more comfortable than public transport because you'll be left off at the door of your accomodation. Taxis are usually a little bit cheaper than a private transfer but Schiphol Airport is a very busy one and finding a taxi can be difficult and take lots of time.
The cheapest and fastest way with public transport: Train
This train will take you to Amsterdam Centraal Station in 15 minutes. One ticket costs €9,50 and you should definitely buy it online in advance to avoid lots of people and confusing machines.
It’s pretty easy to move around Amsterdam, you just have to choose your way :)
Besides walking for short distances, Public Transport is probably the best way to get from one place to the other, as it includes trams, buses, ferries and metro. To make your stay easier, you can buy an Amsterdam Public Transport Card choosing, from 1 to 7 days, the amount of days you'll need it for.
Another good option to make the most of your time in the city is taking Hop On - Hop Off buses and boats, being able to get on and off at the different attractions that they have stops at. I recommend the City Sightseeing company.
Riding a bike in Amsterdam is definitely a cool and local experience. You'll get to see the city as locals see it every day!
Have you just started to plan your trip? Too many things to decide? Too long do it all by yourself? Special needs or wishes? Then, you should plan your trip with a local to get tailored travel plans & advices.