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Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

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Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

My college aged daughter will be arriving in Amsterdam in the early morning hours and will have a 12 layover before her connecting filight. Would it be doable and safe for her to travel into the city alone? What should she try to do in such a short time? How would she get from the airport into the city in an economical and safe fashion?

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1. Re: Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

trains run every 10-15 minutes from the airport to Centraal... takes just over 15 mins.. how early does she arrive/

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2. Re: Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

She arrives at around seven am on a weekday morning.

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3. Re: Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

well no problems , just catch the train and allow herself plenty of time to get back to the airport... Amsterdam is not exactly "jumping" at 7/8am .but you can view the sights until it starts to get busier around 10/11am.

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4. Re: Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

It's extremely safe so long as you follow basic safety rules of any city. That time of day the trains will be full of commuters anyway so it's not deserted. What to do - well she could just take a walkabout, check out one or two museums, go shopping, take a one hour canal trip.

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5. Re: Advice for mom of 20 year old traveling alone

Thanks for you help, wishing I were going with her!