Travel to Amsterdam
By taking advantage of the low cost bus companies you will be able to reach the places of your dreams without having to incur in frequent changes of trains or planes nor the exhaustion from driving.
International Busses arrive and depart at Amstel Station approximately 10km south of the city. A metro line from Amstel station conveniently connects visitors with the city center.
Cheap flights from within Europe and direct flights from outside Europe are readily available, serving Amsterdam airport Schiphol – Europe’s fourth largest and located just a few kilometers from the city center.
Boat travel is a viable option for travelers coming from the U.K. and Scandinavia. Scandinavian Seaways connecting to Amsterdam via Newcastle, P&O North Sea Ferries via Hull and Stenaline via Harwich all offer ferry and holiday cruise services for those looking for an alternative approach to the city.
Train Travel to Amsterdam
A popular option within Europe with Inter City connections to and from Brussels, London, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin (each 6 hours) as well as Belgium and Frankfurt (3 hours). All other destinations in Holland are located no more than 2.5 hours from Amsterdam by rail. Rail passes and other discounts are widely available and reservations are highly recommended.
Arriving by Car
It is fairly straightforward, however driving and parking in the city are not. The A10 Ring (Ringweg) encircles the city and receives all major freeways. Drivers from the north should exit the Ringweg at the Ij-Tunnel Exit for quick access to the city center. Exit at Jan van Galenstraat if coming from the east and at Nieuwe Utrechtseweg from the south and west.