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im stayin at schipol a4 hotel

How long will I take to get to dam square from my hotel and how much please

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1. Re: im stayin at schipol a4 hotel

Hi there,

In terms of public transport it's in the middle of nowhere. Hence assuming their shuttlebus to airport is still free (it flipflopped a bit over the last few years): use that bus and then train to Amsterdam Centraal. Latter is 20 mins with 6-8 trains per hour and about 4 euro for a single, shuttlebus (which itself does not take more than 15 mins) will probably be the bottleneck due to its more limited frequency.

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2. Re: im stayin at schipol a4 hotel

Thanx erikdr great help so it will take aprox. 35 minutes from schipol a4hotel total travel time to dam square

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Yes but don't rule out the wait time for the shuttle. Probably goes 1 x per 30 mins for peak hours and even 1 x per hour off-peak :-(

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Nice one im not to bothered about the waiting time its just the time it takes to get to our destination once we have boarded if we check the timetables for the shuttlebus then waiting should not be a problem thanx now take care and be lucky

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I would like to know apart from the cafes and bars what special attractions are in amsterdam square any information greatly apreciated

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Hi again,

Hard to pinpoint as you don't specify your likes and dislikes. Lists like this

tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g188590-Activiti…

could be start ;-)

Have fun,

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7. Re: im stayin at schipol a4 hotel

Please read the Top Questions at your right "WHAT TO DO?" and "What is there to see and do?"

We can't give you any specific advise without knowing what your interests are.

Also, usually we would advise people to get a hotel in the city. A4 is really in the middle of nowhere.

Again, read the TQ's at your right "Can you suggest a cheap hotel?" and

"Which area of the city should I stay in?"

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The 370 Q-liner bus goes to Schiphol from there every 15 minutes about 3 euros each way, cheaper with an OV chip card. takes about 10 minutes to the airport then you have options from there into town.

After midnight it only runs hourly though.

This is going to cost you 7 euros each way per person not to mention around 30 min each way. Really would you not be better to put that money towards a hotel actually in town rather than staying at a motorway service station?

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9. Re: im stayin at schipol a4 hotel

Just reading their site

"The free shuttle service takes travellers to and from Schiphol Airport within just 10 minutes; between 06:00 and 23:40. "

So the 370 is about yor only option late at night unless you want to fork out 20 euros each for a shuttle to pick you up.

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"I would like to know apart from the cafes and bars what special attractions are in amsterdam square any information greatly apreciated"

I recommend you buy a guidebook. It lists all the highlights, and a good guidebook also suggests itineraries / walks / day plannings, and nice bars. A guidebook also tells you how public transport works, how long it takes to get from the airport into town, and it has maps.

I also recommend you click on some of the existing threads in the Amsterdam forum because all your questions were asked and answered yesterday and the day before.

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