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Travel tip: cheap rides to Schiphol with ABEL + book your taxi in advance

25 June 2017

going on vacation soon? order an abel to schiphol!

You’re probably looking forward to your next vacation while reading this already. And if you ask me, nothing is more inconvenient than carrying around heavy suitcases in the subway, train or bus. With the shared cab service Abel you can book a ride to Schiphol at an affordable price. Book a seat and share your car with other travellers for a cheap ride to the airport or order a private car with your friends. What I find important when I go to Schiphol with a cab is that I know for sure that I get there and time, and so I want to get picked up by a time chosen by me.

Book your abel ride until a month ahead

Good news, because starting this month you can order your Abel cab ahead with the Abel in Advance service. Via their handy app you can order your cab at the time you would like to get picked up, and the happy blue car will then be waiting for your doorstep right on time. Very convenient if you have to go to Schiphol, but of course also if you have important plans where you want to make sure you won’t be late. You can order an Abel until a month ahead with the new Abel in Advance service.

Like you’re used of Abel, the ride gets cheaper depending on your flexibility in the required arrival time. In that way it could be the case someone’s already in the car of that someone gets in or out halfway the ride. Who knows, you might just meet a travel buddy in your Abel to Schiphol! What’s also a big plus of Abel is that the rate is always set at the moment you book the cab. If the traffic is busy it won’t affect the price of your cab. Do you have a ride planned ahead with Abel? In that case Abel will send you a reminder when it’s time. And… if something unexpected comes up, and you have to cancel the ride? There will be no costs if you cancel more than 2 hours before the arrival time.

Not yet a user of Abel? Quickly download the app and use the code abel-ylbbamsterdam to order your first free ride to the value of € 10,-.

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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In collaboration with Abel

Anne de Buck