Amsterdam Sloterdijk station is located in the north-west of Amsterdam and is a major rail junction. Amsterdam Sloterdijk is one of the city’s business districts and is surrounded by large corporate and government offices.
It is also a hub for international coaches with Flixbus and BlaBlaCar Bus operating from just outside the station at Piarcoplein.
Being easily accessible to both Amsterdam Central and Schiphol airport, and with a number of hotels in the area it has become a popular base for tourists and business travellers.
In this article we will see how visitors can get to Amsterdam Sloterdijk from various points around the city.
Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
TRAIN: The train is the quickest way to get to Sloterdijk from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport taking only 10-11 minutes. Sprinter trains run up to 6x hourly with final destination Amsterdam Centraal or Hoorn Kersenboogerd.
The cost of a one-way train ticket (2023 prices) from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Sloterdijk is €4.10 (2nd class) or €6.97 (1st class) plus a €1 surcharge if purchasing a disposable train ticket.
Consider these multi-day tickets if you wish to use public transport during your stay in Amsterdam:
|Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets – 1 to 7 day ticket (€9 to €41). Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam on a 24 hour basis. Book GVB 1-7 day tickets online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.|
Amsterdam Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€18/€24/€30) combines airport train/bus journey with unlimited GVB transport in Amsterdam. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€21/€31.50/€40.50) for unlimited travel in entire Amsterdam region. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis on NS trains (in region), regional buses and Amsterdam GVB transport. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.
Iamsterdam City Card – Tourist pass which includes a GVB multi-day ticket as well as admission to many Amsterdam attractions. 24/48/72/96/120 hour cards (€65-€135). Book the Iamsterdam City Card online here
BUS: GVB bus 369 (R-NET-branded) runs from Schiphol Plaza to Amsterdam Sloterdijk station 2-4x per hour. However the journey time is 40 minutes, so we would recommend sticking to the much faster train. GVB 1 hour tickets cost €3.40.
TAXI: A taxi from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Sloterdijk will cost about €40-50. Book a taxi at a fixed rate with Sneleentaxi
Uber is also present in the city and an UberBlack trip would be around €47.
Amsterdam Central to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Amsterdam Sloterdijk lies about 4.5km west of Amsterdam Central station.
TRAIN: The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Amsterdam Central to Sloterdijk is to take the train. The trip by rail takes just 6 minutes.
The cost of a one-way train ticket (2023 prices) from Amsterdam Central to Amsterdam Sloterdijk is €2.60 (2nd class) or €4.42 (1st class) plus a €1 surcharge if purchasing a disposable train ticket. See how to buy train tickets in the Netherlands for more detailed info.
Many trains depart Amsterdam Central (literally every few minutes) that make a stop at Sloterdijk station. These can be both Intercity trains and Sprinters. The final destination can include Alkmaar, Den Haag Centraal, Den Helder, Enkhuizen, Hoofddorp, Hoorn, Uitgeest, Vlissingen, Zandvoort aan Zee.
Double check the overhead board on the platform to confirm the train stops at Sloterdijk.
Likewise there are numerous trains at Amsterdam Sloterdijk running from different platforms to Amsterdam Central.
BUS: GVB bus 22 (Sloterdijk-Muiderpoort station) operates between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Central station up to 9x hourly. The trip takes 25 minutes – this is slower than the train but can be useful for those with GVB tickets.
During the night there is a GVB nightbus N81 running hourly. Singles cost €5.40.
See public transport ticket options available for Amsterdam for further info on tickets.
TAXI: A taxi between Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam Sloterdijk will cost about €20-25. An UberBlack ride would cost around €23.
Using GVB Tickets when based at Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Transport company GVB runs metro, bus and tram services around Amsterdam.
Where can you travel with the GVB day tickets from Amsterdam Sloterdijk?
- GVB bus 22 and night bus N81 between Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Central
- GVB bus 369 to Schiphol Plaza
- Metro line 50 can get you to Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Zuid, Amsterdam RAI, Duivendrecht and Bijlmer-Arena. At Zuid you can change to Metro line 52 which can take you through the heart of the city towards Amsterdam Central. See our Amsterdam Metro map.
- GVB tram 19 runs from Sloterdijk to Diemen and follows an arc (west-east) through the city centre. You can stop at Leidseplein, Spiegelgracht or Vijzelgracht to reach many places of interest.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk by Car
Amsterdam Sloterdijk is easily reached by road being close to the A5 and A10 ring road (exit S102).
There is a Park and Ride (P+R) car park at Sloterdijk with spaces for 200 cars. The address is Piarcoplein 1, 1043 DW Amsterdam. Note, to get the P+R rate you must use public transport to go to central Amsterdam.
Hotels at Amsterdam Sloterdijk
There are a number of decent hotels around the Amsterdam Sloterdijk area:
Holiday Inn Express Sloterdijk
Meininger City West
Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West
XO Hotels Park West
Last update 22 December 2022 (originally published in 2018).