For those arriving in Amsterdam who want to start their stay in comfort, the Taxi service from Amsterdam Airport is their best choice. An airport taxi may be booked by filling out the form on this page, or by calling our customer service department that operates from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. The booking form will calculate the price automatically according to distance travelled and not the estimated travel time. Among the various benefits, this booking method also guarantees a fixed transfer price and the convenience of being met at the airport. In the case of a round-trip or return-only reservation, you may enjoy the convenience of being accompanied directly to the flight’s departure terminal.
The capital of the Netherlands, founded in 1200 as a fishing village, is a great place to visit because it has a perfect blend of art and cultural, and some of the world’s most evocative canals. One of the foundations of Amsterdam’s city design revolves around being built on a 100km long network of water channels. Most of its canals are navigable, which is why it is often nicknamed the “Venice of the North.” Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and repeatedly-visited European capitals in the world, and is also the most populated 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, here are the places not to be missed:
- Van Gogh Museum - As the name suggests, this museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in Europe.
- Anne Frank's House - The hiding place of the Jewish girl who became famous for her diary.
- Dam Square - Within the perimeter of the city centre, you will find the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk, and the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
- Leidseplein- A famous square that is 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 arrive every day in the capital, Schipol is one of the busiest airports in Europe with about 50 million passengers passing through every year.
It has five terminals/runways for everyday use, and a sixth runway that is used for non-scheduled flights. The airport is used as the headquarters for the KLM flag company and for the Transavia company. Schipol is also the American airline’s Delta hub.
The services that Schipol airport offers are varied. Their services include free and unlimited Wifi, a range of shops and restaurants, paid showers, and ATM devices. Furthermore, Schipol was the first airport in the world to set up a library to make the hours prior to your flight a little less tedious.
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 a few destinations that you should consider visiting:
- Schipol airport - Van Gogh Museum: the distance between these two places, under normal traffic conditions, is about 13 km, which takes less than 20 minutes to travel.
- Schipol airport - Dam Square: in order to reach the heart of the city, it takes just half an hour and is around 22 km if you go along the A4 and A10 motorways.
- Schipol airport - Anne Frank's House: without traffic, you can travel the required 15km in about 25 minutes.
Since Amsterdam has a historical mostly-pedestrianized center, it is advisable that you plan your trips with a mind to the fact you will probably be doing a lot of walking. Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle to immerse yourself in the authentic spirit of this city.
An efficient public transport network is available for people who wish to visit the Netherland’s enchanting capital. The network includes subways, buses, trains and ferries. All the information you need on public transport may be obtained by visiting the official website of the city's main public transport company.
The underground metro has four lines that extend up to the suburbs, which offer a fast and efficient method for traversing the city.
The city has a dedicated bus service that connect highly populated areas to the central bus station. To visit the narrow streets adjacent to the city centre’s canals, you may use a smaller bus service called the Opstapper, which is made up of transport-ready white vans.
You can also visit Amsterdam using the canal bus that operates between 10:00am and 6:30pm. It has three lines that stop at very interesting places in the city such as Leidseplein and the Rijksmuseum.
The bicycle is still the most used method of transport, and bikes may be rented in numerous tourist areas, including at the airport rather.
Public taxis are popular in Amsterdam although not all of them apply the same prices; therefore, we suggest you check the rates of each taxi company in order to choose the cheapest taxi.
Public taxis offer different rates from one company to another, and are not recommended for airport transport since you will have luggage and need to find your hotel, plus a public taxi will charge you more if you are picked up from the airport. Unlike public taxis, private taxis provide a fixed cost and are particularly recommended for people arriving at Schipol airport who wish to 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 below on this page. Do this, and you will know in advance the exact cost to be paid to the driver without any additional costs accrued from things such as flight delays. Once the applications is completed, you will receive a confirmation through email. 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, we offer free car seats for children of different ages.
Why choose Taxileader.net?
Booking a taxi in advance is worry free. Your vehicle will be driven by a qualified driver who will transport you directly from the airport to your accommodation, or vice versa if it is a return trip back to the airport. Moreover, if we do not have an available driver who speaks your language, then a support team is available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and they will assist you in case of any problems.
If any problems occur, you are given a phone number with which you may contact your driver, such as if you are delayed, etc. The driver will wait at the gate, holding a sign with your name on so that you will recognize him/her.
The reservation process is simple and takes only a few minutes. If you wish, you can pay a deposit by credit card when you book, a then pay the driver in currency/cash once you get to your destination, or you can pay it all in advance by credit card.