Amsterdam Airport

This information is correct as of October 2016.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Europe. The one massive terminal is split into three departure halls. Schiphol Airport is huge and even has its own mini version of the Rijksmuseum inside (see our blog post on amazing airport amenities). Schiphol is a hub for KLM and, as well as European flights, is a big base for inter-continental journeys.

Read on for our Schiphol Airport guide. Alternatively you can check live arrivals and departures at Amsterdam Airport, and compare flights to Amsterdam (and flights from Amsterdam) once you're ready to book.

Parking at Amsterdam Airport

There are a few official options for Schiphol Airport parking, both for long-stay and short-stay. There's a valet option so you don't have to spend time finding a space, and an executive option with extra large parking spaces. Discounts are available if you book through Schiphol's website.

Restaurants at Schiphol Airport

There's a world of food to try once you pass security, from Dutch classics to Eastern favourites. Overload on carbs at Bread!, spoil yourself with champagne and seafood at Bubbles, indulge in hot chocolate at Cafe Chocolat or get a taste of Spain in Cafe Comunal.

Schiphol Airport shops

Shops at Amsterdam Airport open an hour before the day's first flight leaves and close half an hour before the last one departs. There are more than 75 shops after security, selling duty free favourites like gadgets, toys and beauty products: some at a 35% discount.

Lounges in Schiphol Airport

There are two Aspire lounges: lounge 26 for Schengen and lounge 41 for non-Schengen. Anyone can use them for a fee. Other Amsterdam Airport lounges include two KLM Crown lounges, a British Airways Lounge and a Privium Club Lounge. There are smaller lounges for people using the airport's VIP service.

Hotels near Amsterdam Airport

The Sheraton has direct access to the terminal. Some hotels are inside Amsterdam Schiphol Airport including the Yotel in lounge 2 and the Mercure Hotel in lounge 3. There's also a Radisson BLU and a Park Inn nearby. Compare hotels in Amsterdam to find the best accommodation near Schiphol.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

It takes 20-30 minutes to reach Dam Square by car, depending on traffic. The airport is just off exit 2 of the A4 motorway, which stretches from Amsterdam to the Belgian border via Rotterdam. Car hire at Amsterdam Airport is available from a number of on-site and off-site companies including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and National.

Trains hide 

Schiphol Airport train station is underneath the arrivals plaza. The train is the fastest way to reach the city, with a journey time of 15 minutes. There are two types of ticket: single use and rechargeable. You can buy them both on the platform. Remember to check in before boarding by tapping your card against the reader, and check out again when you hop off.

Buses hide 

Lots of buses serve the airport, but the most useful one for tourists is the line 197 (Amsterdam Airport Express) to the city centre. This leaves the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Museumplein, Rijksmuseum, and Leidseplein. Tickets cost €5 if you buy them from the driver but there are discounts if you buy online in advance. It takes about 40 minutes to reach the city.

Taxi hide 

Expect to pay about €40-50 for a Schiphol Airport taxi, and for a journey of about 20-30 minutes depending on where in the city centre you're going. Private transfers from Amsterdam Airport to your hotel are also available if you book in advance: did you know you can use Skyscanner to compare deals on transfers too?

 Who flies to Amsterdam

 Airport Contact Details

Amsterdam Airport

Evert v/d Beekstraat 202,
1118 CP,

Tel:' 0900 0141 (Nederland) +31 207940800 (Buitenland


 Location Details

Longitude:4° 46' 5'' E
Latitude:52° 18' 29'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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