7 hours in Amsterdam

7-hour layover in Amsterdam – What to do?

Many travelers have a 7-hour layover in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the third largest airport of Europe with around 70 million passengers per year. Many passengers are flying into the airport and catching a next flight a few hours later. When you have 7 hours on the Airport of Amsterdam you can see a great deal of the historic beautiful city of canals, bikes and tulips.

City trip within your flight home

We are here to optimize your time in Amsterdam. With us you can see up to 3 times more than on your own. We recommend having at least 4,5 hours between two flights when going into town.

7 hours in Amsterdam

Flying back to the United States

Let’s assume you are flying back from your holiday in Rome, Italy to Salt Lake City, USA. Landing in Amsterdam is at 9.00AM and your next flight is 7 hours later at 4.00PM from Schiphol Airport. Of course, you can spend those 7 hours on Amsterdam Schiphol Airport but it’s much more fun to discover the beauty of Amsterdam.

A minute-to-minute itinerary for a 7 hour layover in Amsterdam

Here a possible itinerary – minute by minute – of what you can do and see on a 7 hour layover in Amsterdam. It includes a lot of biking, boating and walking through the city.

9:00 AM Arrival Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from Rome – taxiing
9:25 AM Passport control
9:30 AM Meetup local guide at arrival hall 1, 2, 3 or 4
9:35 AM Store luggage between arrivals 1 and 2
9:40 AM Walking to the train
9:45 AM Train tickets are ready: Taking the train to Central Station
10:00 AM Arriving at Amsterdam Central Station
10:05 AM Bikes are ready: Take bike from the Bikeflat. Bike tour including Dam Square, New Church, National Monument, Royal Palace and Old Church
10:40 AM See the Red Light District and a Coffeeshop
11:00 AM Continue bike tour to China Town with Temple, De Waag, Nieuwmarkt, Jewish district with shadow wall, Skinny Bridge, Rembrandt Square, Thorbecke Square, Reguliersdwarsstraat, Gay street and the Anne Frank House
11:40 AM Boat is ready: Boat UNESCO listed canals, Prinsengracht, Reguliersgracht with its seven arched bridges, Amstel River, Groenburgwal, Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Geldersekade, Recht Boomsloot, Oudeschans, Singel and Brouwersgracht and have a local snack on boat
12:40 PM Walk or bike through UNESCO listed Jordan District
12:55 PM Bike to Multatuli Statue, see the Flowermarket and convent courtyard Begijnhof
1:25 PM Bike to Central Station and park bikes
1:45 PM Take the train back to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
2:00 PM Arrival at Airport. 2.00h before flight
2:05 PM Pick up luggage from storage
2:10 PM Walk to departure hall 1, 2, 3 or 4
2:15 PM Go through security
3:30 PM Boarding aircraft
4:00 PM Flight to USA

7 hours in Amsterdam

No stress to catch next flight

Most important is of course to catch your next flight. We check your train & flight status and keep track of time while you enjoy Amsterdam. When an activity takes longer (or shorter) a next activity will be adjusted.
Turning your 7-hour layover in Amsterdam on Schiphol Airport into a city trip is certainly possible.

7 hour layover in Amsterdam: Optimize time

When having a 7-hour layover in Amsterdam send us a message to see what you can do. Our tours are private and customized to your wishes and flight schedule. Tours start when you arrive and end when you leave. Optimize your precious time in Amsterdam, book an Amsterdam Layover Tour here.

27 thoughts on “7-hour layover in Amsterdam – What to do?

  1. Sharon Moore says:

    I am interested in booking this tour. However, my flight lands at 6am and departs at 12:50pm. Is it available that early in the day?

    • LocalLayover.com says:

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your message! This tour is also available this early in the morning. Maximum number of people on a tour is 1 right now due to the pandemic.

      We actually really like to go out this early as there are so few people on the streets and if there is few wind the canals are like amazing mirrors in which you can see the reflections of the great canal houses.

      Hope to see you soon or else enjoy Amsterdam!


  2. Mary Murray says:

    My husband and I are interested in this tour for April 2022. We have both been vaccinated against COVID 19. Would we be able to book this tour? Also what is the cost? Thanks

  3. Jennifer says:

    We have a 7-hour layover in Amsterdam on May 23 (arrive 1:40, depart 8:35). What would the cost be, and what would the tour include/look like?

  4. Sonja W says:

    Hi! I will have a 7-hour layover on July 1st, 2022, and I would be interested in your tour. Are there tours available on 1. July 2022 at around 11 am? Thank you very much!
    Landing Jul 1, 10:20 AM from San Francisco
    Departure: Jul 1, 5:40 PM to Vienna

  5. Christine says:

    We would be interested in information for a tour . We land June 22 from Boston and leave at 10:00 pm that night.

  6. Ebonei Genus says:

    Hi Sharon. interested in this tour for Nov 26tth 2022. Before booking online, wanted to confirm that you are still running them. thank you!

  7. Edwin J White says:

    Would you be able available for a Tour on January 03, 2023 and what would be the cost. Landing at 955 and flying out at 1630.

    Thank you in advance

  8. Christina Robinson says:

    Interested in booking a tour for two members of a medical team, returning from central Africa with a 7.5 hour layover in Amsterdam at the beginning of June, if you’re available. Would love to touch base with you at your earliest convenience about availability and associated cost. Much appreciated!

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  10. Rahim Khan says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We are transmitting through Amsterdam on the 4 January 2024 with a 10 hour layover.
    We would like to check availability of a tour, iteniary and costings.


  11. ellen byron says:

    I will be coming through Amsterdam with a seven hour layover on November 16, 2023. I would be interested in booking a bike tour as well. Please contact me with details. Thank you.

  12. Molly says:

    Hello! We have a layover in Amsterdam on this coming Friday, March 8th from 7:30am to 2:30pm. We are a family of 4 with kids aged 10 and 14. Do you happen to be available for a tour? If so, could you send me details, please? Many thanks!

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