Travel Information

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Travel from Schiphol Airport – Rembrandtplein

By train:
A one-way train ticket from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station will cost about €4,- (2nd class).

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From Amsterdam Central Station you can travel to Rembrandtplein with tram 4 or 9 and get off at Rembrandtplein. Or take tram 16 or 24 and get off at Muntplein. From there it’s a five minute walk to Rembrandtplein. You can also travel by subway ('Metro') line 54 direction Gein and get off at stop Waterlooplein. From there it’s a ten minute walk to Rembrandtplein.

By taxi:
A taxi from Schiphol Airport to the Rembrandtplein will cost about €55,- 

Public Transport 
On and around Rembrandtplein there are various tram and bus stops. An OV Chip Card is necessary to travel by bus, tram and subway ('Metro'). You can purchase an anonymous card at Central Station, all subway stations, tobacco shops and supermarkets. An anonymous card is valid for five years and costs €7,50. You have to charge this card and can always recharge it after. It’s also possible to buy temporary cards. These cards vary from 1 hour to 168 hours and vary in price from €2,60 to €29.

Don’t forget to check in and especially to check out, because forgetting to do so will cost you money. For information on bus, tram and train timetables you can call 0900-9292 or check this website. For prices and timetables of trains you can check the website of national rail company NS. For trains abroad call NS Hispeed (0900-9296) or check their website.

There is a taxi stand on Muntplein, as well as numerous other taxistands through the city. You can also hail a taxi in the street, though this is not common practice. To order a taxi by phone call the following general number: (020) 7777777.

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