Layover in Amsterdam

Apr 28th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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Layover in Amsterdam

My friend and I have a 6 hour layover coming up next month in Amsterdam. Any ideas of what to do for that amount of time? Restaurants near the Schipol Airport (AMS)?
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Apr 28th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Schipol is the model for top new terminals throughout the world, so you may want to view what is available there.
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Apr 28th, 2014, 02:30 PM
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Or check the VVV (Dutch Tourist Office) in the arrivals area - they do do short-term escorted mini-bus tours - planes often IME land earlier than scheduled now (to have a better on-time performance I think) and they do do short few-hour brief looks and if this is your only chance to see one of the world's most beautiful cities go for it - if they can guarantee you'll be back in plenty of time.

Schiphol Airport is only about 8 miles or so from the center of Amsterdam I think.
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Apr 28th, 2014, 03:39 PM
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That's enough time you could train into central Amsterdam, look around, head back.
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Apr 29th, 2014, 05:00 PM
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Okay, thanks everyone. I would hate to miss this awesome city!
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Apr 30th, 2014, 09:12 AM
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If you want to store carry-on luggage, there are lockers both inside the departure area, as well as when you stroll outside the customs/baggage-claim area.

If you are transferring from an International (non-Schengen) flight to an intra-European (Schengen) flight, you may as well take your bags past customs, as you will have to do a security screening to get to the intra-European (Schengen) area anyways, so you may as well do it just once before returning to the airport and heading to the B/C departure gate area.

If you are transferring from an International (non-Schengen) to another International (non-Schengen) flight, then you can just leave them in lockers in the non-Schengen D/E/F gates area.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Yes you could head in by yourself and see a tiny bit of Amsterdam around the train station but if those mini-bus tours of short duration are still offered I'd pay more and see more. And be guaranteed back at Schiphol at a certain time.
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