Schiphol Airport the main international airport of the Netherlands and is easily connected to the city center by trains that run every 15 minutes. The ride will take about 20 minutes and cost around €4.50.
Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.
Amsterdam is a very walkable city, you can discover this remarkable city and hit all the main attractions on foot. That hasn’t stopped the city from having a great public transport system either - buses and metro will take you everywhere. A single ticket costs €2.90 and day pass costs €7.50. Don’t forget to tap in and out with your ticket on each journey.
Amsterdam’s public transport system is operated by a different company than the national train system, so if you plan on visiting other Dutch cities, it is more useful to purchase an OV Chipkaart. This top-up as you go transport card costs about €8 and is sold at train stations.
Got a late flight but early check out at your accommodation? Drop your bags off at the centrally-located
, and enjoy your remaining hours in Amsterdam comfortably! Simply mention that you are a SANDEMANs customer and store your luggage safely for 24 hours for only €4!
In 2015, Amsterdam was ranked the 5th safest city to visit in the world. Low crime doesn’t mean no crime; so do be on the alert for pickpockets. More specifically, if you find yourself in the Red Light District at night, don’t buy any drugs from street sellers. Amsterdam might be opened minded about drugs but the stuff you get on the street is not only illegal but dangerous.
Tipping is not expected, but if you got great service with a smile, feel free to give an extra 10%.
Most Dutchies speak great English, but if you want to impress them, here are a few good words to know:
Hallo - hello
Alstublieft - Please
Dank u wel - Thank you
Pardon - Excuse me
Sorry - Sorry (yep, that one is easy!)
Ik spreek geen Nederlands - I don’t speak Dutch
Spreek je engels? - Do you speak English?
Ik ben mijn weg kwijt - I am lost
Hoeveel kost het? - How much is it?