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From Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam:

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You can buy your train ticket at the yellow machines
in the baggage hall or past the customs in Schiphol
Practise yourself with the ticket machine, bottom left: English

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Or you buy your train ticket at the ticket office
in Schiphol Plaza. (You cannot buy a ticket on the
train. A fine of 35 euro will be added to the
fare if you're travelling without a valid ticket.)

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The yellow boards in Schiphol Plaza and on the platforms
show departure times and platform numbers.
The route is shown at the top of each board.

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The platforms are under Schiphol Plaza.

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Meeting point in Schiphol Plaza.

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Internetfacilities in Schiphol Plaza.

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Amsterdam Central Station.
Buy your strip ticket for tram/bus/metro in Amsterdam
at a "Kiosk" on one of the platforms or in the hall,
in one of the AH To Go supermarkets in the hall,
at a GVB ticketmachine in the hall or at GVB Tickets
& Info Stationsplein, opposite Central Station.
Elsewhere in the city in post offices, AH supermarkets
and tobacconists.

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Buy your 24/48/72/96 hour tickets for tram/bus/metro
in Amsterdam at a GVB ticketmachine in the hall or at
GVB Tickets & Info Stationsplein, opposite Central Station.

Prepurchased strip tickets are significantly cheaper than
buying your ticket on the tram or bus.

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Tourist information on platform 2 in Central Station

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Opposite Central Station

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Opposite Central Station

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Close to the entrance is the taxi rank.
Taxis are expensive in Amsterdam. Tip: ask the driver
how much he expects the fare to cost.
Here are some examples:
Central station - Museumplein: approx. 14 euro
Central station - Rembrandtplein: approx. 8 euro
Dam - Leidseplein: approx. 11 euro
At a taxi rank you do not have to take the
first taxi waiting


General Opening Hours of Shops:
- Mondays from 13:00 to 18:00 (department stores often from 11:00)
- Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00 (Thursday until 21:00 in the city centre)
- Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:00
- Sunday opening hours: from noon to 17:00 in the city centre (not all shops are open)
- Supermarkets: most of them are open from 8:00 to 20:00. In the city center a lot of them
are open from 8:00 to 22:00, also on Sunday.

General Opening Hours of Museums:
Museums: Opening hours vary, however, most museums are open from 10:00 to 17:00 every day of the week, except Mondays.

General Opening Hours of Cafe's :
Most cafe's are open until 01:00. Many are open until 03:00 on the weekend.

General Opening Hours of Banks:
- Monday from 13:00 to 17:00
- Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to 17:00

Post Offices:
Opening hours vary, however, most post offices are open from Monday through Friday from 9:00
until 17:00. Bigger ones are also open on Saturdays between 10:00 and 12:00 and from Monday through
Friday until 18:00. The head post office, Singel 250, (tram: 13-14-17, stop: Dam), is open from Monday through
Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30

Most local telephones are card-operated. You can buy them at post offices, tobacco stores and tourist offices.
The international access code to call abroad from the Netherlands is 00. When calling Amsterdam from abroad,
dial +31 (for Holland) and 20 (for Amsterdam).
Useful numbers:
emergency (police,ambulance,fire): 112
police: theft and other queries: 0900-8844
national and international directories inquiries: 1800
collect calls: 0800-0101
These telephone numbers can be called if you have lost your credit card:
American Express: +3120-5048666
Travellers Cheques: 0800-0228630
Diners Club: +3120-6545511
Eurocard/Mastercard: +3130-2835555
Visa Card: 0800-0223110

Service is always included. It is however customary to tip in restaurants, in bars,
and when paying for a taxi. As a general rule tipping between 5 - 10% should be alright.

TIP: you can buy a good CITY MAP OF AMSTERDAM at the Tourist Information (Central Station platform 2 and opposite Central Station) from a machine for 2 euro. The TRANSPORTATION MAP OF AMSTERDAM is sold at the GVB Tickets and Info next to the Tourist Information (Stationsplein)

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About this site:
As a traveller who does'nt like waisting time figuring out all kind of information
at his destination, I made this site about my hometown Amsterdam. For myself as well!
I try to keep it as updated as possible.

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last update: December 2008

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