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Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

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Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

We (2 pax) will be arriving at Amsterdam Airport at 7:30am Saturday, 3 May 2014 and would like to know which is the best option in getting from the airport to Movenpick hotel? Get a taxi on arrival or book a private transport online in advance? Any recommendation of a reliable online transport service would be very appreciated.

If taking a taxi, do i need to ask and comfirm price before getting into the taxi?

Thanks and appreciate very much for your help.

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1. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

See

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-s301/Amsterda…

The hotel is 10 mins walk from Central Station, or 1 tram stop and then 3 mins walk.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

Booking a taxi in advance which will have a fixed price might save about €5 - €15 to your hotel versus a taxi out of the taxi rank which will travel by meter. If you take a taxi from the airport taxi rank you don't have to ask how much it will be unless you just want an estimate. They simply travel on the meter. If you book in advance you need to be roaming with your mobile phone since the driver will either call or text when he sees the plane has landed or they will expect you to call or text the driver when you step off the plane and then again when you have gotten your luggage. The driver will tell you where he will be waiting for you.

The metered fare calculator from the city's official taxi agency calculates the metered fare between €55 (9.30AM) - €65 (8.30AM) depending on whether it is in rush hour or post rush hour. With your 7.30AM arrival, by the time you get your bags and leave you could be in the last throes of rush hour or the beginning of flowing traffic. Hence the difference in estimates.

Th websites we generally use are showing between €42 - €48 fixed price. But none of them have working English functionality. I guess they do very little business with non Dutch arriving travelers. This one which quoted €42 might be the cheapest to phone since they have a normal Amsterdam landline number and not a mobile number or special number: goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl/schiphol-taxi-tariev…

The postcode of your hotel is 1019 BR and the address is Piet Heinkade 11 if you need that for checking out other websites if you google budget schiphol taxi.

By the way, this is a fairly pro-train and anti-taxi forum when it comes to transport to Schiphol :) hahaha.. so don't be surprised if a lot of people tell you how easy and cheap it is to just take the train (which is true but is not the point if someone, like me also, who after a 24 - 28 journey prefers a cab).

Edited: 24 April 2014, 08:33
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3. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

Yeah, as advised, get the train and walk to the hotel.. about 10 minutes or so away. Lovely hotel, away from the hustle and bustle.

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4. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

contact the movenpick. they have a shuttle van from central station to the hotel at no cost. I'm not sure of their schedule but call and see if you can arrange this method of transport. Used it a few years ago. easy peasey

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5. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

It is very easy to get the train to Centraal Station. The hotel has a shuttle service that picks you up from the back of the station to the hotel. Or at least they did when I stayed there once.

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6. Re: Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Movenpick Hotel

A big thank you to everyone for your reply and suggestion. Special thanks to Lenny Bruce for taking the time to provide such detail information.

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