Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (airport code: AMS) is the main international gateway to the Netherlands and a major air hub in Europe. Schiphol (pronounced ‘skip-hol’) Airport handled more than 70 million passengers in 2019, about 4 times the population of the Netherlands, making it the third busiest airport in Europe. On a flight from Amsterdam, I was treated to a stunning view of Schiphol Airport from the plane window. The plane took off from the Zwanenburg runway and banked to the right. The airport’s terminals can clearly be seen as well as the adjacent runways.
Schiphol Airport has six runways and three interconnected terminals that form a nucleus from which eight piers fan out in different directions. With its wide array of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, spa, hotels, a branch of the Rijksmuseum (the only airport in the world to have Rembrandts), a library and many other facilities, Schiphol Airport is a major transit hub in Europe, and is definitely one of my favourite airports.
Schiphol Airport plays a vital role in the Dutch economy as the major aviation hub. As for me, I’m happy that I live close to an airport that serves more than 300 destinations around the world. 🙂
See other Plane Views on Velvet Escape. Read about things to do on a layover at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.