University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Amsterdam University
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Amsterdam is linked via major highways to neighbouring European countries, including France and Belgium in the south and Germany in the northeast. The roads E19, E35, E231 and E22 all lead to the city, with exits at the A4, A2, A1 and A7 going to different parts of the city.

Travel by Air

Most flights from within and outside the Netherlands arrive at the Schiphol airport, about 10 km / 6 miles from the city centre. The airport is conveniently serviced by an underground rail terminal, which leaves for the city centre every 15 minutes.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Amsterdam is one city where having a hire car is a challenge. Parking is limited and driving is not recommended in the city, but if you are planning on taking off from here to explore the rest of The Netherlands then plenty of options are available. We suggest booking online here to secure the widest choice among the major companies like Hertz, Budget, Sixt and National, at the most competitive prices.

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Car Parking

Amsterdam has extremely stern parking laws. The Parking Police is quick to put wheel clamps and tow illegally-parked vehicles away. The city does not have a free parking facility. Most hotels provide complimentary parking for guests. There are also garage or street parking lots around town. The parking machines do not give out change, so you need the exact amount.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Trains are a very popular means of transportation in Amsterdam. The Eurostar lines are particularly famous, connecting European countries with maximum efficiency and speed. The high-speed train links the city to Belgium, France, Denmark and Germany, as well as London's Waterloo station via the Channel Tunnel.

Travel by Buses and Coachl

Bus and coach services are cheaper, but slower. Eurolines, the main bus line plying Europe, runs between Victoria Coach Station in London and Amsterdam's Amstel Station. The trip takes 12 hours and leaves four times daily in the summer.

Travel by Taxi

There are a number of taxi stands available around Amsterdam, such as those in Leidseplein and the Central Station. It can get difficult to hail taxis especially during Saturdays and Sundays, so you should call ahead. There are also a lot of bicycle taxis around Amsterdam. These taxis are a lot less expensive, but can carry only two people.

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