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Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol

If you are flying into Holland for the Slice of Life conference, the best airport to fly into is the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


Schiphol, Amsterdam's only International airport, is about 11 miles (17 kilometers) southwest of the city center. Trains leave the aiport for Amsterdam Centraal Station every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. until midnight than hourly through the night.  


Click here for a PDF map and guide to the Schiphol Airport.


By Train: 



For details of European rail services.

Journey planner for traveling in the Netherlands by train.

Public Transportation Guide for Amsterdam


Other Forms of Transportation



Amsterdam, Holland has one of the finest and most reliable transportation networks in Europe; one of the reasons that makes it a popular location for industry. Fast and frequent trains and busses run throughout the Netherlands and are an excellent way to travel from Amsterdam to other parts of Holland. Both methods provide efficient links to the Centraal Station and Schipol International Airport.

Arriving by Car
The Netherlands has one of the best road systems in Europe and as a result is very accessible. Toll-free multilane expressways link all the major towns and cities but even the picturesque country routes are very usable. The A4/E14 links Amsterdam to The Hague. In Amsterdam center, like all major cities, traffic can busy. Many of the streets are narrow and certain lanes are reserved for bicycles. The best way to travel across the city is by tram, but the fastest way is by bike, via the special cycle lanes. Parking in Amsterdam is expensive so the best advice it to park on the outskirts of the city and make use of the efficient public transport system.

Getting Around Amsterdam
Once in the city, the local public transport system in Amsterdam is cheap and a good way of getting around. Tickets covering bus, tram and metro journeys can be bought from automatic dispensers on the metro, bus and tram drivers and newsstands. The layout of the city makes sightseeing on foot quite easy, with most of the museums situated close together. Canal cruises provide a relaxing and unique view of the old town and its impressive buildings whilst the 'Museum Boat' offers a shuttle service linking twenty museums and sightseeing attractions. For longer excursions there are water taxis, trams or the ubiquitous bicycle (550,000 at the latest count).

Public Transportation Guide for Amsterdam