Schiphol is the main airport of the Netherlands and one of the major European airports, located 17.5 km south west of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
Eastern Haarlemmermeer in 1740
In the early twentieth century, Schiphol was a military airbase built in September 1916. It was a simple airfield consisted of a few huts, using a pre-track. The civilian airport is 17 May 1920. When the first civilian aircraft began using in December 1920, he was sometimes called the “Marsh Schiphol.”
Hotels in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam
Schiphol is the name of an old fortification called “Fort Schiphol” which was part of the defense line of Amsterdam, a belt of fortifications around the city.
Before 1852, the Haarlemmermeer polder along the airport did not exist and there was a large lake, known for its sudden and violent storms. An arm of the lake, which was near the town of Amstelveen, called the Schipshol, literally “schip hol”, “the hole, the refuge boat.”
The airport is also a major railway station served by Thalys line.
A shopping center Schiphol Plaza is located upstream of the Customs and serves as the Dutch and the passengers. It includes a supermarket, Food Village, open until midnight seven days a week.
AMSTERDAM AIRPORT Schiphol, one of the busiest in the world, gives you access to nearby Amsterdam, but also quickly to Belgium, Germany, France, UK.
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Need a quick connection between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the city centre of Amsterdam? Take the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397)! Please note: this used to be bus 197.
The Amsterdam Airport Express provides a quick and easy transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city centre of Amsterdam. Departing every 10 minutes from bus platform B9, this bus takes you directly to Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein. From there on you can get to many hotels in Amsterdam very easily.
The Amsterdam Travel Ticket includes a ticket to and from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to any station in Amsterdam. You can travel by NS train (2nd class), or you can travel by bus 197/bus 397(Amsterdam Airport Express) directly to the centre of the city in only 25 minutes. Combined with unlimited travel on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries in Amsterdam operated by GVB, this is the perfect ticket for exploring the city of Amsterdam. Available in a ticket for 1, 2 or 3 days.
Amsterdam Round trip ticket
You can get the Amsterdam Round trip ticket at the Info & Ticket bus or directly from the bus driver. This ticket grants two trips on the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) or the industrial heritage line (bus 391).
You can buy a single (one way) ticket for the Amsterdam Airport Express at the Info & Ticket bus or directly from the bus driver. This ticket grants a single trip on the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397).
You can buy your tickets at our Info & Ticket bus at Schiphol Airport.
The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttleprovides transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and more than 170 hotels in Amsterdam. The 8-person vans (including Wi-Fi) offer frequent daily departures between 06:00 and 21:00.
Tickets & reservations
Once you land at the airport, you can purchase tickets at the Connexxion desk (next to Arrivals 4) or at the Holland Tourist Information desk (by Arrivals 2). You can also proceed directly to the shuttle bus stop A7 by following the “Hotel Shuttles” signs and purchase a ticket from one of the drivers.
You never have to wait longer than 30 minutes for the next shuttle to depart. Discounts are available for groups of 3 to 8 travellers and children.
The return trip from Amsterdam back to the airport must be confirmed at your hotel’s reception desk at least two hours before departure.
1. You must be 18 or older and have official ID with you to enter our shop.
2. No outside drinks allowed inside, and no alcohol whatsoever is allowed within our coffeeshops.
3. No harddrugs or weapons allowed inside.
4. If you are heavily intoxicated, rude, aggressive, or arrogant you will not be served.
5. Purchase of a drink is mandatory if you are going to stay in our shop.
6. Smoking is allowed, but tobbacco use is not: so no cigarettes, cigars, or blunts.
7. We are not responsible for lost/forgotten/stolen property.
Coffeeshop Central / Prins Hendrikkade 89 ( A on the map ) is closest Airport Schiphol ( 15 mn by train ).
Directly opposite the eastern end of Centraal Station (where the night buses go from).
But another tip / coffeeshop open 365 days / 07:00H – 01:00H ( 7:00 AM-1:00 AM ) Poll open 9:00AM 300 métres Centraal Station Amsterdam Coffeeshop & Restaurant Haringpakkerssteeg www.prixdami.nl
Barney’s Coffeeshop / Haarlemmerstraat 102
Daily 7am -10pm
Dampkring / Handboogstraat 29
Daily 10am – 1am
Coffeeshop Green House Centrum / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191
Daily 9am – 1am
Daily 10am – 1am
Bluebird Coffeeshop / Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71,
Daily 9.30am – 1.00am
Grey Area Coffee Shop / Oude Leliestraat 2, tram 1, 2, 5, 13, 17
Dutch Railways website www.ns.nl
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Direct trains to Amsterdam Centraal Station run every 10 to 15 minutes between about 6 and 12:30 a.m. (every hour during other times). The trip takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Buy tickets either at the ticket desk on the arrivals level or at the yellow machines (with euro coins or with a debit card that uses a “PIN” code). Trains leave from platforms 1, 2 or 3, one floor below.
2nd-class Single: € 4.00
2nd-class Round-trip: € 8.00
The public transport OV-chipcard
The OV-chipcard is an electronic form of payment for travel on all public transport vehicles, which since June 1, 2010 has been introduced as an exclusive ticket form in Amsterdam. A credit card size OV-chpicard carries a memory chip, which registers your credit and deducts the cost of each journey from it.
Chip-in and chip-out
Entering the tram, train or a bus you have to flash your card in front of the special sensor placed inside the vehicle at the door (so called chipping-in), leaving you flash it again (chipping-out) and the cost of your journey is deducted automatically from your card.
If you forget to chip-out the card exiting the vehicle, the system will assume that you continued your journey and will charge you the maximum charge of € 4,00
The OV-chipcards system
Amsterdam residents use personal OV-chipcards. For a visitor an anonymous OV-chipcard, which can be purchased in many supermarkets, press shops and GVB offices, is a better choice. It costs € 7,50 and it is valid for 5 years, but it carries no credit. To travel you have to download the credit at special machines located at the stations and at the entry of many supermarkets.
Tourist best choice
If you are in Amsterdam only for a visit, more simple and more economical are 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, 120-, 144- and 168- hour OV-chipcards, which allow for unlimited travel on all trams, buses, metros and night buses for the duration of the card.
One very economical option for visitors on a day trip to Amsterdam is the All Amsterdam Transport Pass. This works as a 24-hour pass for all GVB transport such as trams, buses and the metro as well as being a one day ticket for the city’s popular canal bus and granting discounts to popular attractions and restaurants.
You may buy All-in One Travel Tickets upon your arrival on Schiphol Airport.
Hoofddorp is a small town near Amsterdam Schiphol AIRPORT and easily reachable by car or bus.
De Groene Gaper / Graftermeerstraat 10, 2131 AC Hoofddorp
Superfly / Kruisweg 1043 2131 CS Hoofdorp