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Best Way to get from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam


I am flying into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and would like to know what is the best way to get in the city. Is it better to use a cab or is there some sort of bus, subway or train. My hotel is near Centraal Station so its in the heart of the city. Any information would be helpful.


Sites to book Train Tickets

I was wondering if anyone new of some good Cheap sites where I could book point to point tickets from. I am traveling from Rome to Munich, then from Munich to Berlin, Berlin to Sweden via plane and back to Berlin, Berlin to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Paris and Paris to Rome all by train

Berlin-Amsterdam-Paris SOLO

I have planned my first trip to europe and SOLO (travelling by myself). I will be in Berlin (may 23rd) and leavin form Paris (june 1st). I plan on doing Amsterdam as well. Since I am new to this, I would really appreciate any advice / tips / or places not to miss! I won’t lie, I am pretty nervous about travelling alone!!

Flo (20 yr old girl from Montreal, Canada )

First Time to Amsterdam - Which area to stay in

It’s my first time traveling in Europe. I’ll be in Amsterdam for 4 days and would like advice on which part of town to stay in. I’ve heard the leideseplein area is nice, but part of me also just wants to stay right down town to get the full effect. I’m open for other suggestions as well. Suggestions on particular hostels will be appreciated also.

Eurail selectpass is enough for transportation?

First time travelers here! My buddy and I are going to Paris, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Seville, Amsterdam, and Bruges this May 25 – June 25. I want to purchase the eurail 4 country 10 days/2 month selectpass. I don’t want to fly within europe. Ten days for eurail just doesn’t seem enough for a month trip, especially since we’ll need transportation within the cities. What about travel within countries?

P.S. what’s this talk about reservations for some trains? and how do we get sleepers? are they included in the selectpass deal?


Help With itinerary

Hey everyone!
New to the site, just decided to take my first backpacking trip to Europe! I have 3 weeks and will be going from June 4th-25th (+/- a few days). I will be arriving in Amsterdam and Leaving through Berlin as i have friends living in both of those places.

has anyone ever booked with DB BAHN?

Okay so the other day I booked a train from München to Amsterdam. I just realized this ‘small’ detail today:
Station/Stop Date Time Platform Products
München Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 dep 06:20 23 ICE 886 Intercity-Express
Hannover Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 arr 10:32 8
Hannover Hbf Fr, 05.06.09 dep 10:40 12 IC 148 Intercity
Bicycles conveyed – subject to reservation, Number of bicycles conveyed limited, Please reserve, Bordbistro
Amsterdam Zuid Fr, 05.06.09 arr 15:02 4



Hello everyone.

I just booked my flights and hotels for a 2 1/2 week vacation in October 2009. I am flying to Barcelona (and spending 3 nights). Then I hop an overnight train to Paris (for 3 nights). Another train up to Brussels (for 2 nights). Finally up to Amsterdam (for 6 nights).

Basically, I’ve done a good amount of research so far… But I’m looking to get some advice from either someone living in these cities or has visited these cities before, as to some fun things to do along with touristy sites (restaurants, bars, clubs, site-seeing).

Best Clubs, Discos, Bars 2009

What are some can’t-miss, unique, clubs & bars in Europe?

I will be spending my time in Amsterdam, Belgium, Prague, Germany; but mostly in Italy and Spain. Any suggestions are welcome.

I am a 23-year old guy that enjoys different kinds of beer…having a good time and meeting new people if that helps any…

Amsterdam to Munich to Interlaken


I assume that rail would be the best way to get from Amsterdam to Munich (for budget travelers), and then from Munich to Interlaken. Is there anything specifically to note when traveling by rail — should we make sure to take the night train or stop in any specific cities (for a brief period)? We will be in Amsterdam for 3 nights, Munich for 3/4 nights, and Interlaken for 3 nights.

Thanks in advance for the advice — trying to nail down this leg of our itinerary as we are going in June-July ’09, and really excited about Munich and Interlaken.