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What's the fastest and cheapest way to get from the Schiphol Airport to the Hard Rock Cafe by public transport?

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Provided you would like to go to the Hardrock Cafe in Amsterdam: take the train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central station (15 minutes or so; you can plan details on ns.nl).

From Amsterdam Central Station take a tram number 1, 2 or 5 and get out on Leidseplein (again, some 15 minutes).
Walk from there (5 minutes or less)

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Or walk there in approximately 30m, while sightseeing central Amsterdam: route –  Confusion Jan 4 '12 at 13:32
    
Wouldn't qualify as 'fastest', I think, but it is an option. –  Jacco Jan 4 '12 at 14:41
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Option 1

Take the train Schiphol Airport -> Amsterdam Central Station

On weekdays take tram number 5 (direction: A'veen Binnenhof). This tram goes every 15 minutes.

Weekend you can take tram number 1 or 2:

  • Tram 1 (to Osdorp De Aker)
  • Tram 2 (to Nieuw Sloten)

For all trams, you need to get out on Leidseplein. From there it's a small 5 minute walk.

Tram price is around 1,20 euro

Option 2

There is also a bus (197 to Amsterdam) which goes from Schiphol to Leidseplein. This trip will take around 35 minutes and will cost about 3 euro.

This bus goes every 15 minutes.

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Unless this has changed recently (and the GVB website doesn't indicate this), lines 1, 2 and 5 all go through Leidseplein. –  Gilles Jan 4 '12 at 21:24
    
I just checked at 9292ov.nl and they still give this as an option. Both weekdays and weekend. –  Mr_Dark Jan 5 '12 at 8:31
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Google maps directions has four possible options for you to pick.

If you zoom enough in the destination you will see the Hard Rock Cafe

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Whether by bus, tram or train, it's not going to take you much longer than 25-30 minutes, assuming you're going during opening hours.

The 300 or 310 bus will take you into town to Schipol Noord, in 7 minutes. From there, the 197 towards Marnixstraat takes 22 min, and at the 9th stop (Leidseplein) you're a 3 min walk from the cafe - 250m away.

If you prefer train and tram, the sprinter train will take you into Leylaan station in 6 minutes, from where (1 min walk) you can take the #1 tram towards the Centraal Station (12 min), and at Stadhouderskade you can get off and walk to the cafe - 300m away.

(The cafe's address is Max Euweplein 57- 61, 1017 MA Amsterdam)

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