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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Anyone know of a pick up service you can arrange for the Schipol airport? We are 4 people and need to get from the airport to our hotel in Amsterdam.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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If all else fails, you might consider a taxi. Schiphol is not that far from Amsterdam.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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Unless you have special needs, the train service into Amsterdam from the airport is so good and cheap, and runs so frequently, I strongly urge you to take it. The ride to Amsterdam proper is about 45 minutes.

As you leave the station in Amsterdam you will find plenty of taxis if you still need one to get to your hotel.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 04:09 PM
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The train ride to Centraal takes 15-20 minutes and costs under 4€; a taxi takes maybe 30 minutes and costs 30-40€. A Connexxion shuttle bus takes the longest, and waits at the terminal to 'fill up', and costs maybe 12€ or so. (haven't looked it up lately).

There is a link on the website for Schiphol for private transfer, and it costs a little more than a taxi.
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Old Apr 15th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the correction, Travelnut. I arrived VERY early in the morning, and perhaps had to wait for a train -- or was just too sleepy to realize that what was 20 minutes only felt like 40 minutes.
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Hi, The trains leave for Amsterdam from Schipol about every 20 min. They sell tickets right at the top of the escalator. It costs 8 euro one way 15 euro return. The bus station in Amsterdam is right across the street from the train station. Most hotels are right on a bus route but if not there are many taxis out front and If you take a taxi from here it will be much cheaper than all the way from Schipold.
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Old Apr 16th, 2006, 12:08 AM
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From the airport there is a scheduled shuttle-service to various hotels in Amsterdam. check: www.schiphol.nl.
Also for 4 persons a taxi will be the cheapest way, but might give problems if you travel with much luggage.
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Old Apr 16th, 2006, 06:20 AM
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Beg to differ, but the train rates are:

Train fares
2nd class - - - 1st class
Singles 3,60 - -5,90
Returns 6,20 - -10,10
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Thanks to everyone for their responses. We go to Holland on Thursday and it sounds like it will be easy to take the train into Amsterdam and then a cab to our Hotel. We will let you know how it turns out.
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