Travel to Amsterdam soon? Amsterdam is one of many accommodation places, but the Schiphol area is also a good option. Let me explain why and share my top-picked hotels!

Where is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

Technically, Schiphol Airport Amsterdam is not in Amsterdam, but in Amsterdam Area, and it’s actually in Schiphol, not Amsterdam.

Luckily, with less than five minutes walk, you can reach the Schiphol train station, which is very easy to get to any other big cities in the Netherlands.

How long does it take from the airport to the city center?

From Schiphol train station, there is a direct train, named Intercity Direct, to Amsterdam City Center every 15 minutes.

Is it easy to travel to other Dutch cities from Schiphol train station?

Absolutely. As the most significant international airport in the Netherlands, you can travel anywhere in the Netherlands from Schiphol.

For example, there’s a direct train to Amsterdam, Leiden, Giethoorn, The Hague, and Rotterdam.

You can buy your tickets on NS (Dutch Railway Company) website.

Schiphol airport to city center travel map

Best airport hotels to stay in Amsterdam Airport.

There are many great hotels with reasonable prices. They are worth checking one by one, sometimes they even have special discounts.

Hotel NameWhy you should stay herePrices fromBook
Citizen MWith 5 minute’s walk, you can reach the hotelEUR 150Click Here
NH Hotel24-hour free shuttle bus serviceEUR 130Click Here
Best WesternFree shuttle buses from 06:15 to 23:45EUR 120Click Here
The FlorianOpened in 2021, the newly opened hotelEUR 80Click Here
NinetyNineOpened in 2020, the newly opened hotelEUR 80Click Here

The hotel is just within walking distance.

Citizen M Schiphol Airport Hotel

  • A locally designed hotel chain, an excellent chance to enjoy Dutch creative design
  • With 5 minute’s walk, you can reach the hotel
  • Perfect rooms to have an airport runway view
  • They have special promotions unexpectedly
  • Prices from EUR 150

Airport hotels with free shuttle bus

NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

  • 24-hour free shuttle bus service
  • Except for two-person rooms, they also have three-person rooms
  • 10 munites to the hotel by shuttle bus
  • McDonald’s is within 3 minute’s walk, so you can grab warm food anytime
  • Prices from EUR 130

I stayed at this hotel; check my NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport review!

Best Western Plus Amsterdam Airport Hotel

  • Free shuttle buses from 06:15 to 23:45
  • McDonald’s is within 5 minute’s walk
  • Prices from EUR 110

cheap hotels near schiphol airport – best in price and value

The Florian Hotel

  • Opened in 2021, the newly opened hotel
  • Options for single rooms, two-person rooms, and three-person rooms
  • High value in price
  • No shuttle bus, but the bus stop is less than 5 minutes away (remember to buy Amsterdam &Region Travel Ticket, so you can take the bus “for free”)
  • Starts from EUR 80

NinetyNine Hotel Amsterdam Airport Amsterdam Airport

  • Opened in 2020, the newly opened hotel
  • Options for single rooms, two-person rooms, and three-person rooms
  • High value in price
  • No shuttle bus, but the bus stop is less than 5 minutes away (remember to buy Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, so you can take the bus “for free”)
  • Starts from EUR 80

Why should you stay in the airport area?

When arranging accommodation for an Amsterdam trip, most people only look for hotels in Amsterdam, but Schiphol is actually an excellent area to stay. 

Much cheaper than the city center

It’s actually very competitive to open a hotel business in the area. Therefore, hotels might have discounts, even big hotels near the airport.

Easy access to famous tourist attractions

From Schiphol, you can take trains to any big city. If you plan to visit other European cities, it’s best to stay here since Schiphol is an important station for international trains.

Do any cheap hotels offer free shuttle bus service?

If you are looking for hotels with free shuttle bus service, NH Hotel, and Best Western Hotel are your best choice!

You shouldn’t find accommodation here if

You can afford better hotels.

If you are willing to pay more for a hotel, staying in Amsterdam is best since you can save time traveling.

You only want to visit Amsterdam.

If you only visit Amsterdam, it’s still best to stay in Amsterdam. I recommend booking a canal hotel or hotels in the Amsterdam Sloterdijk area.

I’ve listed the best affordable hotels in Amsterdam.

An insider tip for booking a hotel around Schiphol Airport

If you are on a budget, you can choose the newer hotels in Hoofddorp. Hoofddorp is next to Schiphol; many newly opened hotels are close to the bus stop.

If you don’t mind taking a shuttle bus, it is a good option since the guest rooms are in excellent condition.

Don’t worry. I’ve listed the cheapest hotels in the Schiphol area for you.

More travel tips if you stay at Schiphol

NS

Since you will travel around the Netherlands, always book your train tickets here.

NS International

The best website to book international trains from Schiphol.

[Related Post] Do and Don’t when booking international trains from Amsterdam

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

With this card, you can travel unlimitedly between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centraal Station by train. Also, unlimited travel within Amsterdam city center by bus, tram, and metro.

If you have to know more good places to stay in this area, please let me know!

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