Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airports
Amsterdam is a flourishing modern metropolis and the Netherlands’ capital, located just 50 miles from Germany, with numerous national and international links. Besides the airport, there are a multitude of hotels, restaurants, bars, theaters, clubs, cafes, shops, and coffee shops all over the city to enjoy. This might be one of the best ways to explore the city by train before going on to one of the other scenic routes.
2 Amsterdam Centraal (Amsterdam Airport) — 375km
Grand Central Station (Amsterdam City), 10128 Canada, Koekelberg, Netherlands
As the only airport of the city, Amsterdam Centraal is located 20 minutes away from the city center. This is a great method to travel in and out of town, so make sure you check your flights ahead of time to make sure it’s accessible when you leave. Take the train to Amsterdam City if you don’t have a car (close to the city center).
Due to the high number of international flights coming and going, Centraal is already very busy with four terminals and over 7 million passengers passing through the airport each year.
Of course, it is not just for business or leisure, it is also a wonderful place to see if you are flying in or out of Amsterdam. In fact, it is already possible to buy a train ticket directly to Centraal from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for as little as 4 euros. The station can easily be found using one of the many websites which allows one to purchase train tickets from all over Europe (free when using a Visa card).
Travel to and through Amsterdam Centraal is a fast and easy way to travel to and through the city. Upon arriving, it is possible to transfer to any train station within the city (Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amstelveen Centraal, Utrecht Centraal) by using the ticket booths at the airport. There are also free transfers for Amsterdam Centraal passengers to destinations across the Netherlands and Germany.
As the biggest bus stop in Amsterdam, Polderbus can be used to travel to any city within the Netherlands by simply tapping one of the travel cards onto a reader. To see all the routes which are available, make sure you have a map available. To buy a bus pass from Polderbus (also known as Metrobus in Amsterdam) for Amsterdam City and surrounding areas, make sure you have a credit card with enough travel points.
Traveling by bus to and through Amsterdam will be one of the most relaxed ways to experience the city. It is also one of the most convenient ways to connect from other cities in the Netherlands to Amsterdam City. You can easily get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam Centraal in about 1 hour by bus. Centraal Amsterdam is the nearest train station. This station connects to many other cities in the Netherlands and Germany, so it is a great way to get to a whole bunch of other cities all within one quick journey. The city bus stops at all the bus stops all over Amsterdam, so you can travel across the city and explore all of the city by bus.
As mentioned, the city is very crowded, so check the schedules to make sure you are not missing the most popular routes (like the tram in the morning). As an added plus, going by train rather than bus will allow you to see a lot more of the city, allowing you to travel around the city at your leisure. The train station closest to the City Center is Centraal Amsterdam, so check out the schedules in advance to make sure you are going to the most convenient route possible. The main train station is also a little busier than the train station at Centraal Amsterdam, so if you are planning to travel to a lot of destinations in the Netherlands, make sure to check the schedules and try to make the train in the morning.
If you’re flying out of Amsterdam, the airport will very certainly be at the end of a city bus line or a tram line. Make sure you do a little bit of research before you go so you do not end up needing to travel by train and bus twice (once to get to the airport and then again to get from the airport to the city). The bus stops outside the main Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
While some of the larger international aircraft do not fly directly to Amsterdam, all flights to and from Amsterdam have the option of stopping in the city. From the airport, all the international flights have the opportunity to stop at Amsterdam Centraal and then travel to any city in the Netherlands. Make sure you keep an eye on the schedule in advance as you can make your trip from the airport to the city by simply getting on the correct bus.
KLM is responsible for all international flights to and from Amsterdam. The airport is also located right next to Amsterdam City, so it is possible to get from the airport to the city by bus in as little as 5 minutes. As far as the domestic flights go, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is a little bit further away from the city center, so this trip will take longer. You can get off at the City Centre bus station and then travel by bus to the airport.
Though all the major airlines offer some flights, there is usually only one flight every day. So, the bus stop which you use to reach the city from the airport is likely going to be the bus stop closest to the main bus stop in the city. The distance to the airport from Amsterdam City is approximately 15 minutes on the bus. The bus ride from the airport to Amsterdam City is approximately 30 minutes. The city bus stops right at the main bus stop in Amsterdam City (which is approximately 6 minutes from the city center), so you do not have to take a lot of steps to get to the main bus stop in the city. All city buses connect to the city bus line, so all you need to do is get on the right bus. Remember that all bus routes connect with the metro, so you can go to almost any destination in Amsterdam by hopping on a metro line.
Cape Town Airport, South Africa
I hunt for a lovely site to photograph near the Cape Town Airport every time I fly from the United States to South Africa. This time was no different. After takeoff, I found an open spot and started snapping away. Unfortunately, at the time I noticed this city and skyway building, my battery was already running down because of the long trip. I was hoping I would be able to come back after the end of my Cape Town trip to see if my camera battery died and to find this spot again.
As you can see from the photographs in this page, Cape Town isn’t the only city with stunning skyways. Several other interesting city skylines can be found on my skyway posts. I hope this one gets you looking for more skyways to capture with your camera and view.
Every day, at least two different flights depart from this Cape Town Airport. This shows how busy and huge Cape Town is. Right away, you can see that this area is the center of the city. On the right of the photo, you can see City Hall, the capitol building for South Africa.
Since we did not fly from this airport, I started looking around the city for other amazing views to capture. In Cape Town, I discovered a street where many people take to the air to photograph the city below. The street is called Regent Road and is in the neighborhood called Old Town. I believe this is one of the neighborhoods in Cape Town that is still being built up and developed. Although, this picture was taken in September 2021. Even though the colors of this area are faded in this photo, I still think the design is fantastic. There are two rows of stores on the street to the right of the photo. There is even a big flight of steps to get down to the sidewalk. The clouds were not very high in the sky at the time and I was hoping for a higher flight of stairs so the clouds could be above me. After taking some of my own pictures in the area, I turned around to look to see if I could find this cool street again. When I did, I got a view that I would have liked to take another picture to give the perspective to show you more of the city. There were no clouds left in the sky in this picture. In the distance, you can see the summit of Cape Town.
Cape Town City Hall and the Weather
Last but not least, I wanted to share the view from this beautiful city city hall. The skyway is probably one of the most beautiful bridges in Cape Town. When I took this photo, the sun was already setting on the horizon and the sun was just starting to go down in the sky. The weather was extremely beautiful at that moment. I hope you get to see this view as well.
How I Found Cape Town’s Skyways
I mentioned before that I drove a different road to take my picture in Cape Town. This road is a short drive through the South Africa city of Mitchell’s Pass. Mitchell’s Pass is a very scenic road and a very nice drive through this part of South Africa. When you drive through this part of Cape Town, you can take a beautiful view of Table Mountain. However, the scenery around Cape Town was amazing. I would describe the drive to Cape Town through Mitchell’s Pass as a road that looks like it has the skyways built on top of it. I actually thought that the skyways actually are built on top of this road because of the cables.
After driving through Mitchell’s Pass, I ended up finding a flight of stairs that looks like it has skyways built on top of it. It is actually not very far from the city, so I went down to the steps. I got out of my car and started taking some pictures. I photographed the skyways, stairwells, and a flying bird. When I was looking through the camera to get the photos, I realized that the bird was taking a flight over the city. It was a nice way to finish up this post.
If you are a photographer and you want to see Cape Town’s skyways in all of their glory, then check out my skyways blog posts. You will find the one I just shared with you here. There are also skyways in other amazing cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto. I hope you will love looking at all of the amazing views from skyways too. I know I do!