Questions about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA:AMS) in the Netherlands.

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Why are balloons prohibited at Amsterdam Schiphol?

At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport there are prominent No Balloons signs on each entrance to train platforms. What is the story or rationale behind that ban?
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5 hours in Amsterdam

I have a 5-hour layover at AMS on a Saturday evening (16:00-21:00), on an intra-EU itinerary to the UK. I'd like to leave the airport and have dinner in town. Is this reasonable? (From reading ...
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Can Schengen resident permit holders use the “EU” line at passport control?

When I was transferring this morning at Schipol, the staff directed non-EU citizens with Schengen area residence permits to the "EU" line at passport control. Is this always allowed for people with ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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At Schiphol is 55 minutes enough for a transfer to an EasyJet flight?

From Atlanta, GA with Delta Air Lines we will be arriving at Amsterdam airport 10:55 AM on December 26, 2015. We have a second flight to catch leaving AMS at 11:50 AM, on EasyJet going to London, ...
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Which airplane of the KLM flew from PBM to AMS on January 19th 1991?

For quite some time I log the planes I travel on. I would very much like to log planes I took before I start logging plane registration numbers. Is there any way to know which Boeing 747-300 I ...
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Is a 1 hour layover in Amsterdam sufficient?

I found a great price to Geneva (to visit a friend), however the itinerary I found calls for a 1 hour layover (only) in Amsterdam. 5:55am-6:55am. What is the likelihood of missing the connecting ...
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Leaving airport international zone for a moment

I'm European Union citizen. I have a flight to other continent, with a change in other European country, Schiphol Amsterdam. Am I allowed to leave the "international zone" and go out of airport and ...
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Can I use the OV-chipkaart to get from Schiphol to the center by train?

According to amsterdam.info, there is a direct train from the Schiphol airport to the Amsterdam central station (Amsterdam Centraal). Since I am going to buy the OV-chipkaart to use public transport ...
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Time from the plane to the train at Schiphol airport?

We will be arriving at Schiphol Airport in a couple of weeks on a Thursday from the United States at around 8:45 a.m. We would like to catch an Intercity train to Utrecht that departs Schiphol at 10:...
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What to do around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during evening time?

I'll be arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 18:00 with my family and will be staying at a hotel nearby for a few days. I wonder if it is a good idea to try to investigate surrounding area on the ...
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Calling USA from Schiphol (Amsterdam)

My parents are travelling to the US for the first time and have not ever been on international travels. They have a layover in Schiphol and I want them to contact me. I have never personally transited ...
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Getting from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam

I need to get from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station. Is there a direct train? How much would a taxi cost?
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How do non-English speakers navigate through international airports (specific question about Amsterdam)

A relative will visit me in Amsterdam. She does not speak English or any other major language, nor has much experience with air travel. How do people in similar situations find their way? She will ...
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Which airport in Amsterdam is AMS

I am going to Amsterdam on Vueling. On the boarding pass it is written AMS as destination, but I don't know which airport that is. I was planning some trips using http://www.ns.nl/en and that website ...
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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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Airport transit in Amsterdam

I am planning to go to Gerrmany and going to book a ticket soon. I want to fly from Jakarta to Stuttgart with KLM, I'm wondering if I need to take my baggage and re-check it during my transit in ...
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Schipol to Keukenhof by public transport

How can I get (cheapest way) from Schipol to Keukenhof Garden by public transportation? I'm trying to understand if it's interesting buy the ticket with transport (25EUR) from the website, or if it's ...
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Get to Schiphol early in the day/sleep at airport?

I will depart from Schiphol on a Sunday at 10:00, and return on some other day at 05:00. What options do I have to travel to/from Schiphol Airport? I'd prefer the train, but if I am not mistaken, ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Schipol to Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (Megabus Stop)

I'm looking for the cheapest way to go from Amsterdam Schipol to Zeeburg Park&Ride (P&R) coach park at Zuiderzeeweg (postcode: 1095 KJ) I also would like to find this exactly place (where I'...
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What is the earliest point a passenger arriving from outside of the EU and from the UK can meet up at Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport?

After a long trip for studies I'll finally be going home next Friday. My partner went on a trip of his own while I was away. Our flights will be arriving about 15 minutes from each other (well, that's ...
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How to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Dam Square from Schiphol airport.
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Can I overnight at the Amsterdam airport to meet someone arriving in the morning?

My parents and I are reaching Amsterdam airport on different times and dates. I will arrive on 27th at 21.00 from Bergen, Norway and my parents will arrive at 7.55 on 28th April from India. Can I ...
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How can I make flying with a wheelchair or crutches easier?

In september I will go on my honeymoon: Schiphol(Netherlands) - Willemstad(Curacao). Due to my wife being chronically ill she is wheelchair or crutches dependant (depending how well she's doing that ...
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What to do at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport during a long transit?

I have a 12 hours transit at Amsterdam Schiphol airport but I have no visa to exit the airport, and all hotels inside are fully booked. Shops and restaurants are all closed by the time I arrive at the ...
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Amsterdam: How to get from the Airport to the Hard Rock Cafe by public transport?

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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Amsterdam - How to reach from Schiphol Airport to Hotel Nes by cab and Metro?

I'm going to Amsterdam for the first time. I want to know how to reach Hotel Nes from Schiphol airport. I want to know about both options - Metro and private taxi and price for both. I heard that ...
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At Schiphol, is 1 hour 50 minutes enough time to transfer to KLM Cityhopper from EasyJet?

I'm flying into Schiphol at 2:30 pm on Monday April 18th via Easyjet from Prague. Then I'm hoping to fly out on a KLM Cityhopper flight at 4:20pm to Newcastle. That leaves me 1 hour 50 minutes for ...
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Boxed bike on trains in Amsterdam & Brussels

Can I take a boxed bike (bike packed in a box as per airline carrier requirements) on the train from Schiphol to Central Station Amsterdam? I need to store the box for my return journey in 5 weeks ...
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KBP-AMS-MSP-XNA Connection time? Is 1h30 enough to make flight at AMS and MSP?

I am planning a trip from Boryspil, Ukraine (KBP) to Northwest Arkansas (XNA) via Schiphol Amsterdam (AMS) and Minneapolis St Paul (MSP). I am worried about connection times at AMS and MSP. The ...
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Is 55 minutes enough transfer time at Schiphol [duplicate]

WE are looking to book Birmingham, England (BHX) to Nairobi on 1 May. The flight BHX-AMS is 09.40 arriving AMS 11.50. The Nairobi flight leaves at 12.45, giving us 55 minutes to transfer. Is this ...
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Is traveling to Ireland from CDG or AMS airports through domestic terminals?

Is traveling from AMS or CDG airports to any Irish airport considered as a domestic flight or and international flight? In other words, do I have to pass through the security check in the transit or ...
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Visa to get out of the airport during a 12-hour layover in Amsterdam

I'm a permanent resident of Canada, and I have my Egyptian passport. I'm going to Cairo by KLM, I will stay for more than 12 hours in the airport, and I would like to go out for a quick trip in ...
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Travelling from Vancouver to Budapest via Amsterdam (connecting flight); do we go through Dutch customs or just transit?

We are flying from Vancouver YVR to Amsterdam AMS and onto Budapest BUD with KLM. Do we go through customs in AMS or just transit the airport?
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Luggage Transfer for International Transfer

Purchased tickets thru Cheapflights on the Internet. When traveling to Thailand from Canada there are 2 stops. One in USA and Amsterdam. Will our luggage transfer thru or do we need to pick it up? Not ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 23 hour layover in Amsterdam? [duplicate]

Does a South African citizen travelling from Canada to South Africa via Amsterdam, with a lay over of 23:50 need a transit visa?
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Overnight at Schiphol airport or hotel needed? [duplicate]

I will go from Belgium (Brussels Midi Railway Station) to The Netherlands (Schiphol airport) so I am supposed to arrive there on Saturday at 11:24pm and then wait many hours (like 10h) for my next ...
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Transferring at AMS from Delta to Easyjet

I have a particular question about transferring at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. We had purchased Delta tickets to go to Edinburgh from the U.S., arriving on the August 30. Just found out the newly ...
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Transit visa for Amsterdam for a Pakistani passport [duplicate]

Carrying a Pakistani passport do require transit visa for Amsterdam airport. But I am travelling to Canada with a Canadian PR card, do I still need the visa?
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In which airport am I expected to clear customs and immigration?

I'm an Indian citizen, travelling from Kolkata to Detroit via Delhi and Amsterdam. I've a flight with Air India from Kolkata to Delhi and a flight with KLM from Delhi to Detroit, with a stop at ...
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Transit time at Schiphol [duplicate]

I am coming in from Detroit by flight DL 138 at 11:15 and taking flight DL 9574 at 12:55 to Delhi on a single ticket. Do I have enough time to connect?
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Visiting tourist attraction during transit at AMS [duplicate]

I am traveling to the USA on KLM. I have an 8-hour stopover at Amsterdam. I want to see tourist attractions in Amsterdam. I am an Indian national. Do I need a transit visa?