Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam, Netherlands

About The Airport

The main international airport of the Netherlands, Schiphol, is the third busiest in Europe in terms of passenger numbers. It has a single large terminal split into 3 big departure halls, with all facilities under one roof. Cultural experiences, viewing decks, relaxation zones and high-tech passenger services all contributed to Schipol achieving 12th place in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018 and 9th place in the Condé Nast Traveller airport awards 2017.


Free Wi-Fi is available for 4 hours.

Getting to and from the airport

Schiphol airport is 22.7km from Amsterdam's Dam Square.

Taxi - the official airport taxi stand is in front of the airport's Arrivals area, the Schiphol Plaza.

Bus - the bus terminal is right outside Schiphol Plaza. The Amsterdam Airport Express goes to Amsterdam city center.

Train - Schiphol's railway station is below the airport. Trains run direct to Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam, and there are also trains to Brussels and Paris.

Hotel shuttle - the Schiphol Hotel Shuttle links the airport with almost every hotel in Amsterdam. Tickets can be bought on the day but are cheaper to get in advance; discounts for children under 15 and groups of 3 or more.

Car rental - the car rental and service desk is in Schiphol Plaza.

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Schiphol offers sheltered, unsheltered and valet parking, which you can reserve online.

Transit and in-airport hotels

The 3-star Mercure Hotel Schiphol Terminal is directly after Security in Departures Lounge 3. There's also a YOTELAIR hotel with standard, premium and family cabins located on the upper level, above Departures Lounge 2.


Healthy Travel Tip

The XpresSpa will pamper you with a range of massages and beauty treatments. You'll find it after Security in Lounge 2 and there's no need to make an appointment. You can also clear your mind of clutter at the Meditation Centre near F Gates.

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