As with any business trip careful planning is required to get your executive to and from Country to Country, and then meeting to meeting as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Travelling for Business to Amsterdam is in the top ten of the most booked European destinations. It is a well-connected City offering excellent conference and exhibition facilities, top class hotels, restaurants and if time allows an array of historic and cultural from art galleries to museums together with 60 miles of canals.
With a flying time of just over one hour from London Heathrow to Schiphol Airport, it is probably quicker than driving around the M25 in rush hour! Schiphol is the third biggest Europe/UK route and there are approximately 35 flights daily from London through several carriers. It is also the hub for KLM the national carrier.
Not only is it well connected to London airports but also Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Cardiff, Inverness, and Aberdeen.
The airport is situated approximately 15km from the city centre and easily serviced by pre booked executive transfers with an estimated drive time of around 20 minutes. There are other options of course, the airport shuttle bus or train directly into the city centre.
As a comparison, Eurostar is around a 4-hour journey from central London. It now only departs from St Pancras. The difference from flying is being able to arrive one hour prior to departure to pass through security, larger comfortable seats, workspace with power points, Wi-Fi and quiet carriages. You are allowed to take two items of luggage plus hand luggage and no need to separate liquids or electricals as for flying.
On arrival the train is directly in the heart of the city so no need for an executive transfer and on the plus side, the train has a much lower environmental impact.
Obviously, the mode of transport is very much individual choice which must take into consideration time constraints, personal preferences of the traveller and company’s ethics on their carbon footprint.