We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

Which Amsterdam hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Level Contributor
5 posts
99 reviews
Save Topic
travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

Hi,

2 of us will arrive into Schiphol around 7am and want to take a train to Zuid with our luggage and we want to take a taxi to our hotel from Zuid to save on costs. Is it safe to do so? Is it convinient to travel in train with big bags (1 each around 20 kgs) .

Thanks.

Fort Worth, Texas
Destination Expert
for Amsterdam
Level Contributor
13,946 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

yes it is safe..it is such a short ride to zuid that i wouldnt get a seat..just stand near the doors with your bags.

Kerikeri, New...
Level Contributor
5,823 posts
107 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

Trains are normally busy, so just stand at doors and then it will be easier to get off anyway.

Amsterdam, The...
Destination Expert
for Amsterdam
Level Contributor
36,557 posts
79 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

Agree with Steve. It is about 7 minutes to Zuid station so no need to take a seat. Which hotel are you staying at??

Amsterdam, The...
Level Contributor
16,943 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

Yes it is safe although there may be pickpockets. So keep your valuables hidden under your clothes or deep inside closed bags, so that they cannot be stolen in crowded, confusing situations. If it's a weekday that may be a busy time on trains but you won't have problems getting in and just staying in the area by the doors. It's not even 10 minutes to Amsterdam Zuid. On weekends it will be quieter at that time.

There may be one or two steps you need to lift your luggage on to, but that should be doable easily with 20 kilos (although travelling lighter is always more convenient).

The train station is right underneath the airport and you can buy tickets from machines or from live persons at the ticket desks.

You can probably also reach your hotel by tram or bus from Amsterdam Zuid, you can check and see via www.9292.nl/en (enter Schiphol as a starting point and your hotel's address as the end point).

Cecilia

Amsterdam

cile.home.xs4all.nl/travel/amsterdam_tips.htm

5. Re: travelling from Schiphol in train with luggage.

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 05 November 2014, 05:19