I'm changing planes in late March in Schiphol with a five hour layover. I've never been to Amsterdam.
Is there anything I can do to see a little bit of Amsterdam and not miss my flight?
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Yes, that is possible. The train from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam Central station takes about 18 min (www.ns.nl). From central station there are several sites nearby: you can walk through the 'Kalverstraat' to the Royal Palace at the 'Dam' in just 10-15 minutes for example. However, take into account the time to leave the airport and return to the departure gate in time (some gates are a long way).