MCIrunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 800 times:
Have a Sunday morning layover at AMS on the way to STR. We arrive at 5:55 AM and depart at 9:20 AM. Is it foolish to think about taking the train to central station for a nice walk and maybe coffee? Of course I'm assuming an on-time flight and quick passport control.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 775 times:
Another option would be to spend that 3+h at Schiphol Plaza. That would save you the trip downtown as the available time in downtown would be limited to approx. 1h. In case you decide to go, Amsterdam Centraal (CS) has the code "1000" on those ticket vending machines. Last time I was at Schiphol, ticket counters for train tickets were located outside (some construction work was going on).
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 779 times:
I deliberately fly through AMS whenever possible, simply so I can spend the layover in Amsterdam. 15 minutes to Centraal Station, it has got to be the easiest and cheapest (3.40 Euro) airport-downtown trips of any major airport.
Absolutely you should go downtown. Don't think twice about it.