Schiphol, Amsterdam’s airport!!

So looking at my vault of pictures found some not shown in my blog on Schiphol airport. Even, thus written a post on it, will like to share these pictures and provide more information on an airport  I have taken many times in my travels around the world. Therefore, this post is Schiphol, Amsterdam’s airport!!

I have come most of the time by transfer/connection to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport located less than 20 minutes by train from the Centraal train station in city center. The best way to get to the city ,and if first time or more, head for the tourist office of Amsterdam just across…

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The Schiphol airport has six runways. The airport has a single terminal, which under one roof brings together three interconnected halls, themselves made up of boarding branches from  B to H.  There are hall buildings at Schiphol Airport: Hall 1 for flights within the Schengen area, Hall 2 for flights inside and outside the Schengen area, and Hall 3 for international non-Schengen flights and low cost airlines (also Schengen flights). The airport is the third in Europe in passenger volume.

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Most air passengers give Schiphol Amsterdam Airport high marks (me too) because it is extremely easy to reach by public transport, and because of its modern architecture, services and craftsmanship. At Schiphol Airport, besides take off, landing and stops, you also have great opportunities for shopping, going out, relaxing and … even visiting a museum! A branch of the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. You can admire the works of great Dutch masters there between Lounges 2 and 3.

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In the fascinating airport buildings of Schiphol, you will find a shopping center, a casino, spas, and several restaurants. Schiphol even has its own library with works from Dutch literature, translated into several languages. From the panoramic terrace, in Hall 1, you will have a fascinating view of the planes taking off and landing. Most if not all activity of any kind is along Holland boulevard in the one terminal airport.

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You cross Schiphol Plaza when you leave Schiphol Airport. This hall is equipped with a giant steel roof and a magnificent glass facade. It houses shops, restaurants, the hallway for a hotel, and another for the parking lot and metro station. At Schiphol Plaza you will be able to shop even if you are not a passenger. Under the Schiphol Plaza is the Schiphol Airport train station. The train is the best connection between the airport and the city center (even I said that). It has departures each 10 minutes and the travel time is 10-15 minutes. You will arrive at Amsterdam Centraal train station where a lot of hotels are located. This is also the central stop for the departure of taxi´s, metro´s, tram´s and busses. Take it from Platforms 1 and 2 in the main arrival plaza. You can find the platforms at the main hall (take the stairs down to go to platform 1 and 2). The Amsterdam Airport Express Bus (line 397) offers a convenient and direct transfer from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam city center as an option but never taken it.

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The official Schiphol Amsterdam airport: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/

The Amsterdam tourist office on Schiphol airport: https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/plan-your-trip/getting-around/arrival-departure/arrival-plane

The official Schiphol plaza webpage: https://www.schiphol24.nl/en/shopping-centre-schiphol-plaza/

There you go folks, a bit more on the popular Schiphol Amsterdam airport! Lots of memories by here and eating/shopping on its wonderful facilities. Hope it helps your travel plans.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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