Fly to Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport (airport code AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. It is the fourth busiest airport in Europe. Visit the Schipol website

Getting around – transit options

To travel from the airport to Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, you will need to take a train. Once inside the city, you are encouraged to walk, take the city transit, or bike!

Go by train:

To travel to the Westergasfabriek from Schiphol airport via a train ride. Follow signs from Schiphol for Sloterdijk Amsterdam. The journey time is roughly 15 minutes. From there you can take a short taxi ride to the venue. Single train tickets are 3,60 € and are available from a ticket machine in the baggage retrieval area and in the main hall. If you do not have a card with a chip and pin code, bring Euro coins..

Not all ticket machines sell paper tickets: you need one with a blue sign on top – NOT the one reading ‘OV-chipkaart cardholders’.

Learn more about buying train tickets

Visit the train station website to view timetables and prices

Public transport:

For 30 € enjoy 6 days or 144 hours of unlimited rides on area trams, metro, and most busses via the city’s transit operator, GVB.

Train: Station Amsterdam, Van Hallstraat (Haarlemmerweg), with trams to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Metro: Line 51 from Central Station and Nieuwmarkt

Tram: Line 4 from Central Station to Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein stop OR Line 12 from Sloterdijk to Amstel Station, stop Scheldestraat and the a few minutes walk along Scheldestraat

Bus: Lines 62, 65 and 354. Check for details.

Taxi options:

Taxis are usually expensive – even when you share it – and often not even faster then public transport. It is not common to flag taxis down, and they are not allowed to stop everywhere. Instead, walk to a specially marked taxi rank or taxi waiting area or reserve a taxi by phone or online. To travel by taxi, the journey takes about 20 minutes and the fastest way to the venue from the airport.

Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA) book online or dial 020-777 7777

View more information on taxis in Amsterdam

View all taxi ranks in Amsterdam

Recommended Hotels:

Golden Tulip Amsterdam West (about 15 minutes walk to the venue)

Westcord Art Hotel (about 15 minutes walk to the venue)

DoubleTree by Hilton (central Amsterdam 10 minutes by taxi to the venue)

Moevenpick Hotel (central Amsterdam)

Plan your Amsterdam trip

Amsterdam Passport and I am Amsterdam are city guides for visitors to Amsterdam, who would like to take some time to explore our inspiring and exciting city.