Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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.
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.
|Rotterdam The Hague Airport||45km|
|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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- TUI fly Netherlands
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
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