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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

General information

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is by far the busiest airport in the Netherlands, the airport welcomed 71.7 million passengers in 2019. The airport has one terminal with seven piers/concourses (B, C, D, E, F, G and H/M pier). Dutch flag carrier KLM, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands use Schiphol as their home base.

In 2023, a new pier will be opened on the south side of the airport. In 2027, a new terminal will be taken into use. The terminal will adjoin the existing Departures and Arrivals hall 1, allowing the airport to retain its one terminal concept. The percentage of transfer passengers at Schiphol is approximately 40%.

Where to stay in Amsterdam – BUDGET TIP: Take the Sprinter train to Amsterdam Lelylaan (7 minutes, 6 trains per hour) and book a room in WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam, a 10-minute walk from the railway station. As you’re not staying in the middle of the city centre, you will save money on accommodation. You can buy an I amsterdam City Card, which gets you free public transport and entry to museums. To get to the centre from the hotel you can use tram 1 and tram 17.


Where is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol situated?

The airport is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, southwest of the capital of the Netherlands. You can reach the airport via exit 2 Schiphol of the A4/E19 motorway.

How many terminals does Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have?

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has one terminal with three Departures areas, four Arrivals areas and seven concourses, namely the B, C, D, E, F, G and H/M pier. The gates of the H/M pier are the low-cost gates of the airport, consisting of a non-Schengen part (H) and a Schengen part (M). Between the E and F pier on Holland Boulevard is a branch of the Rijksmuseum with a selection of Dutch masterpieces, free to visit for travellers.

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit the Rijksmuseum (world’s biggest Rembrandt collection), Van Gogh Museum and want to make a canal cruise during your stay in Amsterdam, the convenient Amsterdam Digital Pass is highly recommended! It also includes a single train ticket from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Amsterdam Central.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Netherlands.

Airport Distance
Rotterdam The Hague Airport 45km
Eindhoven Airport 104km
Weeze Airport (Germany) 123km
Antwerp Airport (Belgium) 127km
Groningen Airport Eelde 152km
Brussels Airport (Belgium) 158km
Maastricht Aachen Airport 170km
Düsseldorf Airport (Germany) 178km
Ostend Bruges Airport (Belgium) 179km
Liege Airport (Belgium) 191km
Münster Osnabrück Airport (Germany) 200km



The distance from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the centre of Amsterdam is 17 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Amsterdam.

From AMS Airport to Amsterdam City centre by Car
17 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Amsterdam is about € 55.-. Book your taxi at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AMS Airport to Amsterdam City centre by Taxi
17 km
25 min
€ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol?

We offer you a list of airlines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • KLM
  • Transavia
  • TUI fly Netherlands
  • easyJet
  • Vueling


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


citizenM Schiphol Airport, Schiphol

citizenM Schiphol Airport is a modern design hotel at Schiphol Airport, offering rooms with adjustable colours and flat-screen TVs. It is within walking distance of the airport terminals and train stations.

Hotels in Amsterdam

Looking for the best hotels in Amsterdam? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Manor Amsterdam, Amsterdam

The Manor Amsterdam combines a monumental exterior with a trendy, Italian inspired interior. Guests benefit from a community garden with a terrace, bike rental and free WiFi.


Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam, Amsterdam

This 5-star hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, is set on the edge of the famous Dam Square and opposite the Royal Palace. Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam benefits from a grand cafe and a winter garden on site. Free WiFi is available.


XO Hotels City Centre, Amsterdam

XO Hotels City Centre is set in 10 monumental townhouses, around the corner from the lively Dam Square and Warmoesstraat area. It offers accommodation with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. Free WiFi is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

Don't miss out on the Van Gogh Museum. With these exciting tickets, see hundreds of paintings, drawings, and letters by the Dutch master himself. Gain entry at your selected time slot.


Amsterdam: Light Festival Cruise w/ Optional Open Bar

Experience the Amsterdam Light Festival on a 100% electric boat cruise with an unlimited drink option. Explore the city from the water and admire 20+ light artworks made by international artists.

Tour & transport

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

Discover the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam on this 75-minute canal cruise. See the UNESCO world heritage canals, the city's iconic bridges, and waterfront houses.

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  11 reviews

Have you visited Amsterdam Airport Schiphol lately? So far, 11 airport passengers have written an airport review about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

9 hours ago

Very disappointing - 3rd world experience - aggressive passport control - avoid this airport!

I’m a frequent visitor of Schiphol Airport, especially when I’m flying overseas. I used to like it before. But it was shocking to see that it feels like you jumped in a time machine and travelled decades back to the past.
We returned from a transatlantic trip and were shocked to see the hundreds of passengers waiting in the queue at the passport control. There were no separate windows/ lanes for EU citizens. The automatic passport scanners (there are 5-6) for passengers with EU passports were out of order. Yes, ALL OF THEM! So if you have a connecting flight to catch, add another 3-4 hours to your initial plan!
After a while they finally opened a grand total of ONE window for EU citizens, only to be treated extremely poorly by the border control. The man behind the glass was rude, condescending, and shouted at me. Twice. (Because I almost tripped over my carryon on the way to the window.) Then cursed at me in Dutch. He even had some remarks when he handed my passport back. I have never been treated so badly at any airports in my whole life. Regret to report, I was not the only one. The passengers behind me were also treated like scum at passport control.
Even after hours of the incident I was shaken by the treatment of the personnel.

I am not sure how this treatment of passengers is supposed to represent the Netherlands, but it’s safe to say: from now on I will try to avoid this airport.

Half of the travelators were out of order. Which didn’t affect me, as I had 5 hours till the departure of my connecting flight. But I can imagine those people I have seen running miles with massive suitcases have a different opinion.

They may or may not load your luggage on the plane. It was the second time in a row that our acquaintances’ suitcases were not loaded on the plane. Their luggages were recovered a week later and sent after them.

Overall experience: very disappointed, this is not how a major international airport should operate.

4 years ago

Schiphol Amsterdam is an airport with lots of facilities and shops. Good signage. Parking can be expensive though. The train can take you to Amsterdam city quickly. And to other cities too.
Tip: there is a little starbucks around the corner of the big busy one after checkin.

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