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Airports in Netherlands

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Overview

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe's busiest airports, and a major worldwide hub. Located 13 miles (21km) southwest of Amsterdam, the huge facility offers flights to cities on every continent and on any major airline.

The airport is a favourite among travellers, offering numerous attractions to keep passengers busy on long layovers. These include a casino, an art gallery, a library, and a seemingly endless list of dining and duty-free shopping options.

The airport's enormous terminal is easy to navigate, and passengers arriving for a holiday in Amsterdam will find simple transport connections into the city.

Location

The airport is about thirteen miles (21km) from Amsterdam.

Getting to the city

The airport railway station is located beneath Schiphol Plaza and trains depart for central Amsterdam and other destinations around the Netherlands. Trains leave the airport station regularly, except from 12.30am to 5am when the service only runs every hour. Most buses into Amsterdam run every 15-30 minutes from 6am until midnight on weekdays and slightly less frequently on weekends. Many hotels offer free shuttle services to guests.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +31 207 940 800, or from the Netherlands: 0900 0141.

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Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)

Overview

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is one of the largest airports in the Netherlands. Most of its incoming flights come from other airports in Europe. It's a great option for travellers who wish to avoid the hassle of larger airports. It doesn't have many shops and restaurants, though the Grand Café De Horizon offers great views of the runway.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) north of Rotterdam.

Getting to the city

A high-speed train called RandstadRail connects the airport to The Hague, Leidschendam, Pijnacker, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam Central Station. Travellers can catch trains to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris from the central station. They'll need to buy an 'OV-Chipkaart' (Public Transport Chip Card) from a newsagent at the airport to use public transport.

The RET bus connects to the Meijersplein metro station, where travellers can transfer to Line E, which heads to the city centre. For a more direct route, travellers can take the No. 33 bus to Rotterdam Central Station. Night transport is available into the early morning.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +31 10 446 3444.

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Groningen Eelde Airport (GRQ)

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (15km) from Groningen.

Getting to the city

Shuttle bus service 100 operates between the airport and Groningen, and connects with flights arriving from, and departing to London and Copenhagen. Travellers can also take bus 9 (Groningen-Eelde). Passengers from Assen can use bus 50 (Assen-Groningen), changing onto bus 9 at De Punt.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +31 50 309 7070.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Our Travel Expert

Kaleigh is from Denver, Colorado and has a degree in Art History. She is currently working as an au pair in the Netherlands and uses all her free time to explore, immersing herself as much as possible in Dutch culture. She is learning the language and enjoys writing about her experiences sampling local food and admiring Dutch art and architecture.

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