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How to get from Schiphol to Amsterdam train station and then to apartment

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In May we'll be arriving at Schiphol at 8am and then heading into Amsterdam to get to our apartment that's near the Bloemenmarkt, in the middle of the canal area. The apartment is about 1 mile from the train station (a bit too far to walk with all our luggage, and tired). Our group will consist of 2 families with 4 adults and 4 children ranging in age from 14 to 18.

We're a fairly spry group and fairly well traveled so I don't see a problem with taking the train from Schiphol and then taking a bus or local tram to our apartment. But the question I have is if it's unusual for a large group with multiple suitcases to try and cram on a public transportation bus or tram. I would think this is fairly common, but I do recall some frowns in the past as our luggage clogged up the center aisle. The other option is to get a private van. I'm thinking that by the time you add up the cost of 8 people for trains, trams and buses...that the cost may not be all that much more for the private van.

If a van is the best option...any advice on a company?

As I type this out I'm realizing one thing I haven't taken into account is where we'd store our luggage if we can't get into the apartment (probably fairly likely mid morning). If that does become a problem then we'd probably skip the van, take the train to the train station and then put the luggage into lockers until we can check in. That would then once again have us lugging our suitcases onto a tram or bus.

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