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Taxi from airport Amsterdam

We are 4 seniors arriving in May at Schiopol airport. Is a taxi to hotel cost effective because of luggage? Worried about lugging around on public transport.

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Hire a car. We were 4 older adults and it was worth the extra money. We also used the same company to take us back to the airport when our trip was over. I don't remember the name, but I just googled it and went from there. While in the city we used the trains and trams no problem.

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Thanks for your rep,y. Do you mean a Uber car, or is it a certain company?

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You should not have any trouble acquiring a taxi/Uber etc.
We sent last year and are definitely considered in the seniors category. We had no trouble managing luggage on the train and two of us had larger suitcases. You will see a lot of people on the trains, trams, buses, etc with luggage.

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Make sure to take off the airline label from your suitcase ! On Public Transport there are unfortunately thieves who grab your suitcase seconds before a train stop , jump out of the train and run away faster than any jet-lagged adult could . Looking at the label tells them exactly from where and how long you have traveled .

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We don’t use Uber. We usually use a transport company which set up ahead of time. If the Uber guy’s guy doesn’t start you are in trouble whereas as transport company has many cars and drivers.

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Thanks to all. I just discovered our hotel has an airport transfer that we will use.

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Yeah, lol, taking an airline label off the luggage on the way in from the airport is definitely the way to fool the thieves. Suitcases are not a major target of theft although of course one wants to be reasonably careful e.g. don't set one down next to the door. Pickpockets are skilled and they want your money and credit cards and your phone; in any city in Europe don't carry wallets in pockets including front pockets or in backpacks and be careful with your phone. Also don't put a purse or computer bag at your feet when you buy tickets, check into a hotel or are on public transport. Keep your purse in your lap or attached to you in restaurants.