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Side Trip from Amsterdam Airport?

On the way home from an upcoming trip to Prague, I will have a 4 1/2 hour layover in the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Would it be totally crazy to try to spend an hour or two in the city? Are there any suggestions for a more practical place or way to kill that big chunk of time?

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Liz, leaving an airport for anything less than an overnight is always risky. A lot can go wrong. Unless you've done it before with repeated success, leaving the airport is not advised.

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there is an airport museum in Schipol airport that is very good or you could go to Aalsmeer Flower auction that runs M-F 730 to 11am nearby to airport.
otherwise I would stay put.

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Liz, Schiphol Airport has a part of the Rijksmuseum collection onsite, which might be a good place to spend a couple of hours. It's inside the secured area but that shouldn't be a problem since you are changing planes. There are also tons of shops [including department stores like H&M].