Amsterdam Airports

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Amsterdam Airport - Schiphol

Amsterdam is the home of the Netherland’s biggest and busiest international airport in the Netherlands and for a great reason! With the never-ending flow of tourists passing through Amsterdam for either business or pleasure, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport requires the capacity and quality to host everyone, even if just for some hours. The airport features very easy access to/from any city, as it has a built in train station. One of the many advantages of traveling amongst locals is that your guide will be able to guide you to/from the airport if necessary and tell you all about the cool things to do in Amsterdam.

  • Location and Traffic
    Amsterdam’s airport (commonly shortened by airlines to AMS) is about 9km south of Amsterdam, located in the province of North Holland. It is most commonly associated to the airline KLM, which is mainly based in this airport. In terms of passenger traffic, Amsterdam’s airport is the 5th busiest in all of Europe.
  • Accessing Amsterdam Airport by Train
    Although the trains are not the only method of public transportation that allows visitors to get to and from the airport, the train system is not only the fastest but also the most common and most efficient choice. Your local guide will be able to help you more efficiently in understanding the train schedules and systems. If you happen to have Internet on your smartphone downloading the NS NL app will make your life a lot easier as it is in English and you can simply enter your departure and preferred destination and get all the info you need. A direct line runs between the Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Amsterdam Central station, a journey that takes between 10-20 minutes, and departs every 10 minutes usually from platform 1 or 2. At the arrivals hall, after the baggage claim, you have direct access to the trains, a train information and ticket desk, and various information screens, so finding the right train is generally very easy and locals are always eager to help.
  • Navigating the Airport
    Navigating Schiphol airport is very straightforward and features all signs/announcements in English as well as Dutch. Almost every Dutch citizen speaks English, so asking for directions either within the airport or when you're about to leave is very easy and Dutch people are on most occasions very friendly and welcoming. The Amsterdam airport itself, despite only consisting of one departure/arrival hall, is very well structured and organized and is internally divided into 3 different departure halls (1,2,3) despite the general baggage drop off and check in being in the same location.
  • Purchasing Train Tickets
    Once at the arrivals hall you are presented with several options regarding the purchase of the train ticket to the city of Amsterdam. The easiest and fastest method is by approaching one of the blue and yellow ticket machines, selecting the English menu, and buying a single ride ticket to Amsterdam Central. It’s important to keep in mind these machines accept mostly Maestro and MasterCard (Visa Cards tend to not work). You may also only use coins to pay, no bills, at these machines. Cards that are not MasterCard or Maestro pay a small additional fee. Alternatively you can purchase tickets using any payment method at the ticket information desk.

Top Things to do once you get to Amsterdam

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Charmian Miyuru
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A customized trip with Miyuru

I spent 6 hours with Miyuru on 31/5/18 and loved every minute of it.

I would not have tackled the bustling market area on my own but Miyuru encouraged me to interact with the locals, not to worry about my safety and wear a big smile.

Miyuru met me at the hotel and we took a short trip on a local, music blaring, packed bus. I was offered a seat by a seemingly poor, non English speaking woman and her elderly mother who passed the bus ride posing for photos with me and gifting me guavas. Very touching.

We walked the market streets past vendors of every type of goods you can imagine including some you can’t - vendors of second hand shoes, or trade a pair if you’d like!!! Than past food stalls, distributors, construction workers and to the markets, all featuring previously unknown varieties of pickles, fish, lentils, fruit, vegetables, spices. It being a food tour we ate and drank continuously, chatting, posing, questioning the vendors.

We ate a delicious lunch and went for a healing massage before heading back to the hotel by tuk tuk.

I loved it all but the absolute highlight for me was the interaction with the locals. I was blown away by how friendly they were to a foreigner even whilst franticly trying to eke out a living.

The trip with Miyuru, seeing his Colombo was educational, fun and delicious. Miyuru has a kind, gentle, compassionate manner always relating respectfully with the locals. He has a deep knowledge of and passion for food.

Awesome photos. Beautiful people, tasty food, I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Do it!

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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Isabel took us on an amazing tour and showed us the Paris we never would have discovered by ourselves. She knew her history and French cuisine. It was a culinary and cultural experience that we will never forget. And some of the places she showed us were so unique and lovely that we even went back to re-visit during our stay. (Among them the most amazing oysters we’ve had in our lives)
In addition she gave us some really good advice on other places to go and see, restaurants etc during the rest of our stay in Paris. If you want an intimate and fun tour you should definitely choose the exciting, down-to-earth artist that Isabel is. In the end of our lovely walk through Paris it felt like me and my fiancee had made a new friend.
Thousands of stars, and thank you again Isabel!
/Thomas (& Emmy)

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Roman Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

Giulio answered all our questions and helped us to know what to do the next days. We had the best gelato and it isn't one of the places with a big queue. He knew I love desserts so we tried a really nice tiramisu with rum and a cannolo siciliano. It really was the best of our day. Thanks :)