I am trying to evaluate if it is worth taking a cab from Schiphol to Centraal station (hotel is nearby station). The luggage is nudging me in the direction of a cab, however, public transportation is a very attractive option because it is fast and generally less expensive than a taxi.
What should I expect:
Is public transportation with two large rolling suitcases impractical on the train?
Do I need to buy the equivalent of a NYC Metrocard to use public transportation?
Are there other options I should consider?