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Getting to Lelystad

From Schipol by train. We need to get to Lelystad. How difficult is it to find the right train and will we have to change trains at Central Station? We are in our seventies( young yet) and each have a big 50lb suitcase to drag along. Is there an easier way?
Thanks for your help.

5 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

There are direct "slow" trains (stoptrein) in the direction of Lelystad Centrum, that stop at Almere Haven as well.

At Almere the Citybus # 1 (stadsbus) of the Connexxion company will bring you to wherever you have togo to in Almere.

Have a look at our Virtual Tourist Schiphol page, etc.


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Amsterdam


You can check train-info at

All public transport in the Netherlands from door-to-door can be found here: A helpful tip on how to use this site is here: [original VT link]

The trains are easy to find at the airport, kinda self-explanatory...

BTW, do you need to go to Lelystad or Almere-Haven?

Enjoy your stay,

answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thank You. I will look at those sites. We are going to the Mercure Hotel. I was worried we would have to change trains.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

Forget about what I said about Almere (That's another town).

It's clear to me now you want to go to the Lelystad Mercure; see my tip at: [original VT link]

It seems it has been taken over by the Apollo Hotel chain.

To get to Lelystad Haven take the local bus F; see my transportation tips at: [original VT link]

You could walk from the Lelystad Train station to the Hotel:
Going down from the platform
Crossing a major road
Crossing the City Hall square
Squeezing through the city center shopping streets

It will be a challenge with that suitcase!


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Netherlands

And watch your belongins on the schiphol train station for pickpocket...
Its safe to travel just watch your suitcases and small bagss...

enjoy the netherlands and have a goof trip

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