Schiphol

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Schiphol

Get behind the scenes of this well-connected international airport, browse its prestigious art museum and have a meal on its panoramic roof with a real plane on top.

Schiphol, or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, is the main airport of the Netherlands and one of Europe’s biggest. Operating since 1916, this airport has grown to become not just a modern full service airport but an attraction in itself.

Situated just 9 miles (15 kilometers) to the southwest of the Dutch capital Amsterdam and connected by railway, Schiphol Airport is best reached by train.

Even before clearing security, Schiphol has a lot to offer. Take a stroll around Schiphol Plaza for anything you may need. This mall is like a small town, with shops, restaurants, entertainment and transport connections. Shop at one of many fashion shops, buy flowers for someone you are meeting or find an authentic Dutch souvenir to take home. Visit the I Amsterdam Visitor Centre where the English-speaking staff can answer all of your questions about sightseeing in the airport, Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Of course you can’t visit Schiphol without a visit to Rijksmuseum Schiphol. A smaller version of the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, its gallery tempts true art lovers with original works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. The Airport Library has a vast range of Dutch literary works translated into many different languages. Listen to songs by Dutch musicians and check out the cultural photo displays.

Learn about the complex logistics of a modern-day airport with the Schiphol Behind the Scenes Tour. With millions of people using the airport each year, Schiphol is like a small city. See how the fire station and airplane hangars operate to keep things running smoothly.

See Schiphol’s traffic from the vantage point of the Panorama Terrace. It is home to an old Fokker 100 aircraft, so climb on board and see its small exhibit. Grab a meal from its buffet restaurant inside and sit down at a picnic table to watch the planes take off and land.

Whether having a meal, doing some shopping, experiencing the Dutch culture or seeing its inner workings, Schiphol Airport has everything for a fun day out. Whatever you decide to do, just don’t forget to catch your plane!

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