Taxi’s can be find at the official taxi stands. Wellknown places are Central Station, Leidseplein, Dam Square, Rembrandt Square and Amsterdam Airport.
Taxi fares in 2016
Taxi’s are not cheap in the Netherlands. The start rate is maximum €2,95. Tariff for a taxi Amsterdam for 1 kilometer is €2.17. Maximum time tariff is €0.36 for one minute. Tip money is between 5-10%. Complaints about official taxi’s can be sent to website Taxiklacht.nl which is in Dutch/English language and supported by the Ministery of Infrastructure.
Distances in Amsterdam city
Centraal Station – Dam: 1 km
Central Station – Leidseplein: 3-4 km
Central Station – Museumplein: 4-5 km
Central Station – Rembrandtplein: 3 km
Central Station – Amsterdam Arena: 9 km
Central Station – Schiphol Airport: 20 km
Pre-booked airport taxi
The Schiphol Transfer Assistance (STA) desk is open 24 hours. Their office is in arrival hall 4. The staff will bring you into contact with the waiting taxi company responsible for taking your journey. The STA desk can’t book a taxi for you. They only assist you when you have made a reservation for a taxi. If you don’t have a pre-booked taxi then go to the official taxi stand outside the airport.
If you have a late flight: you are not dependent of a taxi. Amsterdam Airport has a 24/7 train service to Central Station. At night the train rides one time every hour to Central Station (1.14, 2.01, 3.01, 4.01 and 5.00). Fare for the train is €4.20. Distance to Central Station is about 15 km.
As in every main city, Amsterdam also has illegal taxis. Their rates are cheaper than the official taxis but would a tourist also get those lower rates? The cars are not insured either.