For those arriving in Amsterdam and want to start their stay in comfort, the best choice is to use the Taxi service from Amsterdam Airport. The taxi service can be booked by filling out the form on this page or by calling our customer service, operating from Monday to Friday during office hours. The booking form will calculate the price automatically according to the distance and not the travel time. Among the various benefits, this booking method also guarantees: a fixed transfer price, the convenience of being met at the airport and or being accompanied directly to the departure terminal of the flight (in the case of a round-trip or return only reservation).
The capital of the Netherlands, founded in 1200 as a fishing village, today deserves to be visited for its perfect combination of art and cultural openness and its evocative channels. Its primary characteristic is precisely that of being built on a 100 km long network of canals. Most of its canals are navigable and for this reason it is often nicknamed "Venice of the North". Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and visited European capitals in the world and is also the most populous city in the Netherlands, with over 2 million inhabitants living in its metropolitan area.
What to see in Amsterdam
Among the many tourist attractions of the Dutch capital, we point out those really not to be missed:
- Van Gogh Museum, as the name suggests, this museum houses the largest painting collection by Vincent Van Gogh.
- Anne Frank's House, the hiding place of the Jewish girl who became famous for her diary.
- Dam Square, the city centre, within its perimeter are the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
- Leidseplein, famous square, the center of nightlife in Amsterdam. It takes its name from Leidsepoort, the great city gate demolished in 1862.
Amsterdam Airport is known as Schipol and is located in the district of Haarlemmermeer, about 20 km south-west from the city center. Thanks to the huge number of visitors that every day arrives in the capital, Schipol is one of the busiest airports in Europe, with about 50 million passengers transited.
It has 5 tracks as well as a sixth used for non-scheduled flights. It is the headquarters of the KLM flag Company, as well as Transavia. It is also the hub of the American airline Delta Air Lines.
The services that Schipol airport offers are varied, including: free and unlimited Wifi, a range of shops and restaurants, paid showers and ATM. Furthermore, Schipol was the first airport in the world to set up a library to make the hours preceding your flight less boring.
Approximate cost from Amsterdam airport
|Taxi Amsterdam||1-3 people||4-8 people|
|Amsterdam - Dam||from 35€||from 39€|
|Amsterdam - Schipol||from 48€||from 55€|
|Amsterdam - Eindhoven||from138€||from 170€|
Distances between Amsterdam Airport and some points of interest
Below are the distances and relative travel times between Schipol and some destinations that are worth visiting:
- Schipol airport - Van Gogh Museum: the distance between these two places of tourist interest (in normal traffic conditions) is about 13 km, to travel which takes less than 20 minutes.
- Schipol airport - Dam Square: in order to reach the heart of the city and to cover 22 km it takes just half an hour, along the A4 and A10 motorways.
- Schipol airport - Anne Frank's House: without traffic it takes about 25 minutes to cover a relatively short distance, that is 15 km.
Since Amsterdam does not have a very large historical center, it would be advisable to walk it or to immerse yourself in the authentic spirit of this city by renting a bicycle.
Alternatively, an efficient public transport network is available to visit the enchanting capital of the Netherlands, a network that includes subways, buses, trains and even ferries. All information on public transport can be obtained by visiting the official website of the city's main public transport company.
Specifically, the metro has 4 lines that reach up to the suburbs, in fact it is mainly used by commuters.
The city bus normally connects the city center with the station. To visit the narrow streets adjacent to the canals of the center, you can do it with a white van called Opstapper.
Amsterdam can also be visited on the water through the "Canal Bus", operating from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. It has 3 lines that stop at very interesting places in the city such as Leidseplein or the Rijksmuseum.
The bicycle remains the most used means of transport and can be rented anywhere: at the airport rather than at city stations.
Public taxis are quite used in Amsterdam although not all of them apply the same prices; therefore we suggest to check the rates of each vehicle in order to choose the cheapest taxi.
Unlike public taxis, which apply different rates from one another and are not recommended to move from the airport to the center, private taxis provide a fixed cost and are particularly recommended for those people arriving at Schipol airport and must reach their accommodation in Amsterdam.
Taxileader.net service at Schipol Airport
You can book a private transfer at a fixed cost by filling out the simple form by which you will know in advance the exact cost to be paid to the driver, without any additional cost in case of flight delay. At the end of the procedure you will receive a confirmation email, and on the day of arrival you will find a qualified driver waiting at the exit of the terminal, with a sign bearing the name entered on the booking form. The meeting point is a white and red square structure.
For those visitors travelling with children, there is a further ease: you can in fact have free car seats for children of different ages.
Why choose Taxileader.net
Booking a taxi in advance means not having any worry, as a vehicle driven by a qualified driver will transport directly from the airport to accommodation or vice versa if it is a return trip. Moreover, if a driver who speaks the customer's language is not available on the chosen date, the support is available from Monday to Friday from 9 to 17 and will assist customers in case of any problems.
Any inconvenience is expected anyway and also for this reason the driver's phone number is always provided in advance. He is always supposed to wait at the gate, exposing a sign to be recognized, avoiding the customer the task of looking for the driver along the various airport parking lots.
The reservation is simple and takes only a few minutes for small and fast booking steps, only a part of the service is anticipated by credit card while the rest is paid in cash, in the current currency, at the end of the race.