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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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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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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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You could take the Floating Dutchman, but then there is no dinner included. If you would really like to go for a bite, I would recommend going to the Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk. There are quite some nice restaurants there. The zeedijk start right at the central station, and the nieuwmarkt is at the end of this zeedijk. Given the short time you have, you should ...


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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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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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If your parents travel with either a tablet or a computer you could consider using Skype-out to call landlines and mobile phones world wide. Schiphol has decent Wifi connection throughout the airport. With each device that you have with you, you can use the Wifi offered for 30 minutes twice. So simply hook on to the Internet and call the phone numbers with ...


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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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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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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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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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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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No you don't need to take it and recheck it in. Only if you are continuing on a low cost flight, you would need to collect your bag, check out, got the checkin desk of the low cost carrier and check in again. It is not advisable to take this route, because if you have a delay on your incoming flight, because of which you miss your connection, you would need ...


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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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Schiphol even advertises with the opportunity. They offer a so called Floating Dutchman, also for transfer passengers.


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There is a train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal Station. As far as I can remember it is easy to find. From Centraal Station, this is 1.3 km by foot or 17 mn, according to google maps (a search using public transportation is available as well on that page).


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I personally think that at this early time you should make it. Because Geneva is in Schengen area, you should not be subject to passport control (assuming you are flying from another Shengen country), there is only one terminal so you don't need to change terminals. For these short layover staff often waits in front of the first plane to help you get to ...


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If you have a single ticket, then the airline is liable if you miss your flight/something happens to your luggage. It's not ideal, but I think it's a risk worth taking. From my experience of flying into Schiphol at 6am from across the Atlantic, I was out of the airport within 30 mins - no lines ANYWHERE, incredibly speedy customs (at that time of the ...


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As you probably know, as an Egyptian citizen, you can transit without visa if you stay in the international arrival lounge. However, it will not be possible to leave the airport without Schengen visa and you will not be able to apply for such a visa at the airport.


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Unless paying by card (for which there are machines, with English as an option, scattered all round the concourse and even in the baggage collection area) there is a Euro 0.50 surcharge for a train fare bought at the counter (but no queues!) The platforms are below the concourse area and tickets are not available at that lower level. The trains are clean, ...


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If you have network access with your smartphone (and the answer from @andra) suggest you will), I would recommend SmartVoip (https://www.smartvoip.com/). You need to buy credit before using it, with a minimum of 12 euros (about $16), but their rates are really cheap. And, if you are calling to US you're lucky, as calls are free both to mobile and landline ...


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I did note last time that customs had express lanes for transit passengers, showing outbound flights which would leave soon. If your inbound flight is late, chances are that your outbound flight will be listed there so you can skip the queue. (Normally 50 minutes should be sufficient)


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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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