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I found this article. Loosely translated: Station Schiphol disallows balloons since recently. The reason for this is that it has happened a few times last year that a kid's ballon hit the overhead power lines, often resulting in smoke and smouldering particles. Because the smoke alarm is very sensitive, because of safety concerns with the long train ...


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No, it isn't generally allowed but it is indeed foreseen by the Schengen regulation when the queues are particularly unbalanced. When it does happen, whether third-country nationals (i.e. non-EU/EEA/Swiss) are allowed to use other lanes is up to the border guards. The rules about this are defined in article 9 of the Schengen Borders code. 2. (a) ...


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Success! Five hours proved to be plenty of time to escape Schipol for an enjoyable Saturday evening in the city before returning to the airport to catch our flight to the UK. We stashed our carry-on luggage in the lockers located at the airport near the airport train station. A "medium" (actually quite large) locker is € 6 for 24 hours. The freedom to ...


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Yes, you can. You should be able to buy a card at the train station or the Albert Heijn supermarket on the airport. The Schiphol has a train station which functions just like any other train station, there is no special 'airport train' like you might find in other places. It's not even an end station, it has trains leaving in two directions. As you can see ...


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It's extremely short and probably impossible, even with no hold luggage. Easyjet has no interline agreement with other airlines, which means not only that they would not take care of any hold luggage for you but also that they don't offer any facilities for transfer whatsoever and that the answers to earlier questions about transfer in Amsterdam do not ...


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There is a direct train, and it is easy to find from the airport. You don't have to go outside. According to http://www.ns.nl/reisplanner-v2/index.shtml the one way trip will cost you €11.60. And you have two options per hour Travelling by taxi would be significantly more expensive if you take a taxi directly from the airport. I can't predict the exact ...


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Assuming you are an EU citizen, you are indeed allowed to exit the airport and be able to return without problems, as long as you have a valid boarding pass for your next flight. In fact, the Schiphol website suggests that you leave the airport and stroll around the city if you have more than four hours before your next flight. The recommended check-in time ...


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If this is a single ticket, and the airline is willing to sell it to you with that connection, then any financial risk is theirs. If your transAtlantic flight gets in late, or the airport is crowded, then they will have to put you on their next flight. If your luggage doesn't make the connection, then they will have to compensate you for that somehow. So if ...


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Screening at the gate is done at a number of other major airports, including Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur International, etc. And it has one massive advantage from the airport operator's point of view: you don't need to separate arrivals and departures. This means that instead of essentially duplicating all routes to the aircraft (one for passengers ...


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I've travelled quite a bit in countries where I can't even read the script (Russia, the 'stans, Japan). At least I can read English, and sometimes they have English counter-signs. Of course, if you can't read it at all, then you start instinctively looking for other clues. Firstly, you may have noticed most airports use both words and pictograms. Little ...


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The go-to site for public transports in the Netherlands is 9292.nl. You can enter two addresses but it also knows major sights and attractions so in this case you can look for “Schiphol” and “Keukenhof” directly. Bus 858 is direct and should cost €4.69 (with a pay-as-you-go OV-chipkaart which costs extra if you don't already have it). Depending on the time ...


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It may actually work, though I would advise against it: in case of any delay on your arriving flight, Easyjet will not help you. depending on your seat location, it may take quite a while before you can exit the Atl-Ams plane. touchdown may be in time, but if you land on the Polderbaan runway, the plane will have to taxi about 15 mins before reaching the ...


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Are you sure that the first leg of your flight leaves you in international zone of Schipol? As far as I remember, you still are in European zone, where you can take the train to Amsterdam. International controls take place between the two flights.


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According to the Schiphol website there are a some public phones throughout the airport. You will need a credit card, or euro coins. Seeing the prices, I think it is far easier to have them call you by their mobile phone, or maybe send a text message. Public telephones Public telephones are available throughout Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. They work on ...


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In some countries (though not in Europe), there is a tax (normally required to be paid in cash) on either entry or exit to the country. If you're in international transit, you'd be able to avoid that, but entering the landside of the airport and leaving would trigger it. That could be what you're thinking of? Secondly, there are various flight and airport ...


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1 hour between connection flights is strongly NOT recommended for many reasons--you can not make sure the first flight will arrive in time, even if it does there are issues could arise from the airport itself. Assuming your luggage arrives on time and you know Schiphol airport very well and you will directly go from the arrival gate to the departure gate, ...


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Amsterdam Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in Europe, and long queues in front of security checks are not unusual -- once I waited around 30 minutes just to get through passport control. Granted, it was a major holiday, but still something to consider. Apart from that, the airport is quite efficient -- there is only one terminal, and everything is ...


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Via Train Train/Metro/Tram are only available from 6am until half past 12 the next day (00.30) Schipol to Amsterdam will cost you around 4.30 Euro by train. You will alight at Centraal Station. After that you can walk. If you don't want to walk use tram which cost you 2.60 Euro. Suggested route: From Schipol, use InterCity train towards Amsterdam ...


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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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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. ...


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Schiphol has a train station, which you will more or less walk into from the arrivals. In the main hall of the airport, go downstairs to get to the platform. Before that, buy a ticket at the yellow machines to Amsterdam Centraal. Trains are departing at a very regular basis. On the website of the major Dutch train company, you can find all trains leaving ...


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If you are holding a type (D) visa issued by another Schengen state (in your case Germany), then you do not need a via to transit via Amsterdam airport. Actually you can use your type (D) visa to visit any other Schengen state for not more than 90 days. This is the case for all type D visas since a 2010 regulation modifying the Schengen Convention (article ...


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Difficult to predict exactly but it sounds fine. I have done it much quicker but I know the airport and my experience is mostly based on short-haul flights with no hold luggage. However, I always have the feeling planes taxi forever at Schiphol so even if your flight is on time and you actually land at 08.45, there will be some delay before you enter the ...


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Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of NS's General Terms & Conditions for Travellers ("Algemene Voorwaarden Reizigers" - Dutch document) contains the rules for transporting bikes and luggage. This is what they say: Folding Bikes (and rollators, mobility scooters and wheelchairs) Count as 'luggage' and are always allowed on the train for free, regardless of travel ...


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The airport itself is in the middle of nowhere, I don't think there is any walkable attraction around but the public transport connections are very good. If you did not plan to go there during the next days and did not have to worry about a small kid, taking the train to the center of Amsterdam would be the obvious choice. I don't know Hoofddorp itself but ...



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