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.
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.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +31 207 940 800, or from the Netherlands: 0900 0141.
Car rental desks can be found inside Schiphol Plaza, and include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Enterprise.
A taxi to the city centre takes around 30 minutes. Visitors can go to Schiphol Plaza where they will find the metered Schiphol Travel Taxis, which offer fixed rates for everyone who travels to and from the airport.
Facilities at Schiphol include ATMs and currency exchange facilities, a lost and found, information desks, luggage lockers and wrapping services, state-of-the-art conference facilities, a medical clinic, pharmacy and casino. There are also numerous shops and restaurants, a food court, and duty-free shopping.
Short-stop parking facilities are located close to the terminal for €1 per 10 minutes. The daily maximum cost is €40. Daily parking can be booked in advance on the Schiphol website and the lots are connected to the terminal via a frequent shuttle bus service. Valet parking is also available.
There is free wifi throughout the terminal.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a fully-equipped conference centre that offers meeting rooms and reception halls for up to 40 people. However, these must be reserved in advance through the airport's website.
Amsterdam Schiphol Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.