Travel from Schiphol

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Train (NS)

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Single ticket Schiphol Airport – Amsterdam Central Station = €4.30 + €1 fee using a single chipcard

Single ticket Schiphol Airport – Amsteram Zuid/WTC (close to Tinbergen Institute and Best Western Delphi Hotel). €2.80 + €1 fee using a single chipcard

You can also buy a single ticket ahead. This ticket is available as a mobile ticket and without the fee of €1:

Bus and tram (GVB, main operator public transport Amsterdam)

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Schipol Hotel Shuttle or Schiphol Travels Taxis – share taxi with others

Schiphol Airport Shuttle: €17 to Best Western Delphi Hotel:

Shipchol Travel Taxis: € 24 for a single ticket to the conference venue at Tinbergen Institute or Best Western Delphi Hotel:


Uber is legal in the Netherlands and available at Schiphol airport and in the city.


Taxi Company Amsterdam (TCA): +31(0)20-77777

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Use  also available as an application for iPhone & Android.

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GVB multi-day ticket (local transport card Amsterdam, except train)

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

This ticket includes a 2nd class return ticket to and from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport by NS train, to any station in Amsterdam. Combined with unlimited travel on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries operated by GVB. The Amsterdam Travel Ticket also includes a handy map of Amsterdam, showing all the highlights of the city.

Costs: 1-day travel: €16, 2-days travel: €21 and 3-day travel: €26. Read more and buy here. You can also buy this ticket on Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station.

OV-chip card (also called OV-chipkaart)

There are 3 types of OV-chipkaart disposable (one-time use tickets for a certain period; 1 hour, day ticket or multi-day ticket), anonymous (best for visitors who will travel a lot but not attractive for a short stay because you need a saldo of €20 when travelling by train) and personal (residents only).
• Anonymous and personal cards (empty) cost non-refundable €7.50, last up to 5 years.
• Passengers must check-in and check-out of every journey using card readers.
• Minimum card balance of €4 (public transport) and €20 (train) – taken off as a deposit on check-in.
• Correct fare deducted on check-out, deposit is refunded.
• Every traveller aged 4 or higher must have their own OV-chip card.

The disposable card is a practical choice. It can be bought at Schiphol airport, at (bus) stations and at the hotel. After usage, the card cannot be reloaded and can be thrown away. It provides you with unlimited travel through Amsterdam – day or night – by bus, tram and metro for exactly the number of hours that suits you the best. In case you are staying for a longer period then we advise you to buy an anonymous OV-chip card. This card costs €7.50, but can be reloaded and you only pay for the distance you traveled, which is mostly less than if you would use a disposable card.

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