Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Source: Ikreis
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorRoyal Schiphol Group
ServesAmsterdam, Netherlands
LocationHaarlemmermeer, North Holland
Hub forKLM KLM Cityhopper Martinair Transavia TUI fly Netherlands
Focus city forCorendon Dutch Airlines easyJet Level
Elevation AMSL−11 ft / −3 m
Coordinates52°18′29″N 004°45′51″ECoordinates: 52°18′29″N 004°45′51″E

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM), known informally as Schiphol Airport (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol, pronounced [ˌlʏxtɦaːvə(n) ˈsxɪp(ɦ)ɔl]), is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles)southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in the province of North Holland. With almost 72 million passengers in 2019, it is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movements. With a annual cargo tonnage of 1.74 million, it is the 4th busiest in Europe. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls.

Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a base for EasyJet and LEVEL.

Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase. The end of the First World War also saw the beginning of civilian use of Schiphol Airport and the airport eventually lost its military role completely. By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles. The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol. The airport was destroyed through bombing but at the end of the war, the airfield was soon rebuilt. In 1949, it was decided that Schiphol was to become the primary airport of the Netherlands. Schiphol Airport was voted the Best Airport in Western Europe in 2020.

Map showing the six runways of Schiphol
Source: NielsB


Schiphol Airport is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s third busiest and the world’s eleventh busiest by total passenger traffic in 2017 (12th in 2016, 14th in 2015, 2014 and 2013 and 16th in 2012). It also ranks as the world’s fifth busiest by international passenger traffic and the world’s sixteenth busiest for cargo tonnage. 63,625,664 passengers passed through the airport in 2016. Schiphol’s main competitors in terms of passenger traffic and cargo throughput are London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris–Charles de Gaulle and Istanbul. In 2010, 65.9% of passengers using the airport flew to and from Europe, 11.7% to and from North America and 8.8% to and from Asia; cargo volume was mainly between Schiphol and Asia (45%) and North America (17%).

In 2010, 106 carriers provided a total of 301 destinations on a regular basis. Passenger destinations were offered by 91 airlines. Direct (non-stop) destinations grew by nine to a total of 274. Regular destinations serviced exclusively by full freighters (non-passenger) grew by eight to a total of twenty-seven.

The airport is built as one large terminal (a single-terminal concept), split into three large departure halls, which connect again once airside. The most recent of these was completed in 1994 and expanded in 2007 with a new section, called Terminal 4, although it is not considered a separate building. A new pier is to be opened in 2019 with a terminal extension planned to be operational by 2023. Plans for further terminal and gate expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the Zwanenburgbaan and Polderbaan runways that would end the one-terminal concept.

Because of intense traffic and high landing fees (due to the limit of 500,000 flights a year), some low-cost carriers decided to move their flights to smaller airports, such as Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. Many low-cost carriers, such as EasyJet and Transavia, however, continue to operate at Schiphol, using the low-cost H pier. Lelystad Airport is currently being expanded aimed at accommodating some of the low-cost and leisure flights currently operating out of Schiphol, eventually taking up to 45,000 flights a year.

The main entry of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Source: Amin



Schiphol uses a one-terminal concept, where all facilities are located under a single roof, radiating from the central plaza, Schiphol Plaza. The terminal is divided into three sections or halls designated 1, 2 and 3. The piers and concourses of each hall are connected so that it is possible, on both sides of security or border inspection, to walk between piers and halls, although border control separates Schengen from non-Schengen areas. The exception to this is the low-cost pier M: once airside (past security), passengers cannot access any other areas.

Schiphol Airport has approximately 223 boarding gates including eighteen double jetway gates used for widebody aircraft. The airport adopted a distinctive design, with the second jetway extending over the aircraft wing hanging from a steel cantilever structure. Recent refurbishments have seen most of these jetways being replaced with a more conventional layout. Two gates feature a third jetway for handling of the Airbus A380. Emirates was the first airline to fly the A380 to Schiphol in August 2012, deploying the aircraft on its double daily Dubai–Amsterdam service. During the summer, China Southern Airlines also uses the A380 on its Beijing–Amsterdam route.

Schiphol has large shopping areas as a source of revenue and as an additional attraction for passengers. Schiphol Plaza not only connects the three halls but also houses a large shopping centre and the railway station, also attracting general visitors.

Departure Hall 1

Departure Hall 1 consists of Piers B and C, both of which are dedicated Schengen areas and shares D-pier with Departure hall 2. Pier B has 14 gates and Pier C has 21 gates.

Departure Hall 2

Departure Hall 2 consists of Piers D and E.

Pier D is the largest pier and has two levels. The lower floor houses non-Schengen flights and the upper floor is used for Schengen flights. By using stairs, the same jetways are used to access the aircraft. Schengen gates are numbered beginning with D-59; non-Schengen gates are numbered from D-1 to D-57.

Pier E is a dedicated non-Schengen area and has 14 gates. It is typically home to SkyTeam hub airlines Delta Air Lines and KLM, along with other members, such as China Airlines and China Southern Airlines. Other Middle Eastern and Asian airlines such as Air Astana, EVA Air, Etihad Airways and Iran Air also typically operate out of Pier E.

Departure Hall 3

Departure Hall 3 consists of three piers: F, G, and H/M. Pier F has 8 gates and is typically dominated by SkyTeam members such as primary airline KLM, Kenya Airways, China Airlines and China Southern Airlines, and other members. Pier G has 13 gates. Piers F and G are non-Schengen areas.

Piers H and M are physically one concourse consisting of 7 shared gates and are home to low-cost airlines. Operating completely separately, H handles non-Schengen flights while M is dedicated to flights within the Schengen area.


Gates G9, E18 and E22 (E22 refurbished in 2019) are equipped to handle daily Airbus A380 service by Emirates and China Southern Airlines.

General aviation terminal

A new general aviation terminal was opened in 2011 on the east side of the airport, operated as the KLM Jet Center. The new terminal building has a floorspace of 6,000 m2 (65,000 sq ft); 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) for the actual terminal and lounges, 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) for office space and 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) for parking.

Other facilities

The Rijksmuseum operates an annex at the airport, offering a small overview of both classical and contemporary art. Admission to the exhibits is free.

In summer 2010, Schiphol Airport Library opened alongside the museum, providing passengers access to a collection of 1,200 books (translated into 29 languages) by Dutch authors on subjects relating to the country’s history and culture. The 89.9 m2 (968 sq ft) library offers e-books and music by Dutch artists and composers that can be downloaded free of charge to a laptop or mobile device.

For aviation enthusiasts, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a large rooftop viewing area, called the Panoramaterras. It is not accessible to connecting passengers unless they first exit the airport. Enthusiasts and the public can enter, free of charge, from the airport’s landside. Since June 2011, it is the location for a KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100, modified to be a viewing exhibit.[26] Besides the Panoramaterras, Schiphol has other spotting sites, especially along the newest Polderbaan runway and at the McDonald’s restaurant at the north side of the airport.

Schiphol has its own mortuary, where the dead can be handled and kept before departure or after arrival. Since October 2006, people can also hold a wedding ceremony at Schiphol.

Schiphol also has a new state-of-the-art cube-shaped Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with 433 rooms, rounded corners and diamond-shaped windows. The spacious atrium has a 41-metre-high (135 ft) ceiling made of glass and is in the heart of the building. A covered walkway connects the hotel directly to the terminal. The hotel was completed in 2015.

KLM Cargo Boeing 747-400ERF on the Taxiway Bridge crossing the Highway A4 E19.
Source: Wolfgang Pehlemann

Future expansions

In 2012, Schiphol Group announced an expansion of Schiphol, featuring a new pier, an expansion of the terminal, and a new parking garage Pier A will be part of Departure Hall 1, which already has Pier B (14 gates) and Pier C (21 gates). The new Pier A will have 5 narrow-body gates and will initially have 3 wide-body gates, with two more planned for a later phase. The first activities are expected to start in 2017 and to be completed in 2023. The expansions will cost about 500 million euros.

First, the new Pier A will be built to the southwest of Pier B, in an area currently used as a freight platform. Expected to be operational by the end of 2019, pier A will mainly be used for flights within Europe. To handle future growth in passengers, Schiphol will further expand the terminal and build a fourth departure hall with facilities for both departures and arrivals. From this new building, direct access will be made to Schiphol Plaza, continuing the one-terminal concept. When finished in 2023, Schiphol will be able to handle over 70 million passengers. Due to rapid growth of Schengen passengers during 2016, Schiphol was however forced to rapidly build a temporary departure hall which opened in March 2017.


The Schiphol air traffic control tower, with a height of 101 m (331 ft), was the tallest in the world when constructed in 1991. Schiphol is geographically one of the world’s lowest major commercial airports. The entire airport is below sea level. The lowest point sits at 3.4 m (11 ft) below sea level: 1.4 m (4.5 ft) below the Dutch Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP). The runways are around 3 m (9.8 ft) below NAP.


Schiphol has six runways, one of which is used mainly by general aviation. AMS covers a total area of 6,887 acres (2,787 ha) of land.

Schiphol Group offices
Source: MartinD

Airlines and destinations


Aegean AirlinesAthens
Aer LingusCork, Dublin
AeroméxicoMexico City
Air Arabia MarocFez, Nador, Tangier
Air AstanaAtyrau
airBalticRiga, Tallinn, Vilnius
Air CanadaToronto–Pearson
Air EuropaMadrid
Air FranceNantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Marseille
Air MaltaMalta
Air SerbiaBelgrade
Air TransatSeasonal: Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
AlitaliaMilan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
American AirlinesPhiladelphia
Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
AnadoluJetIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
ArkiaTel Aviv
Austrian AirlinesVienna
British AirwaysLondon–City, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Bulgaria AirSofia
Cathay PacificHong Kong
China AirlinesTaipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern AirlinesShanghai–Pudong
China Southern AirlinesBeijing–Capital, Guangzhou
Corendon Airlines EuropeSeasonal: Heraklion
Corendon Dutch AirlinesAntalya, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Alghero, Alicante, Banjul, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Corfu, Dalaman, Enfidha, Ercan, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, İzmir, Kos, Málaga, Mytilene, Natal, Ohrid, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza (begins 25 April 2020), Rhodes, Sal (begins 3 July 2020), Trapani, Zakynthos
Croatia AirlinesZagreb
Czech AirlinesPrague
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, Orlando, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Los Angeles (resumes 1 June 2020), Tampa
easyJetAgadir, Alicante, Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast–International, Berlin–Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel, Bordeaux, Bristol, Budapest, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Fuerteventura,  Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend, London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Nice, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Venice, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Catania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Genoa, Hurghada, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Marseille, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Rhodes, Salzburg, Split, Tenerife–South, Toulouse, Verona, Zadar (begins 23 June 2020)
El AlTel Aviv
Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi
EurowingsHamburg, Stuttgart
EVA AirBangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Taipei–Taoyuan
Garuda IndonesiaJakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Georgian AirwaysTbilisi
Iberia ExpressMadrid
Iran AirTehran–Imam Khomeini
Kenya AirwaysNairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
KLMAalborg, Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Ålesund, Alicante, Aruba, Athens, Atlanta, Austin (begins 29 March 2021), Bahrain, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Beijing–Capital, Belfast–City, Bengaluru, Bergen, Berlin–Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bogotá, Bologna, Bonaire, Bordeaux, Boston, Bremen, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cagliari, Calgary, Cape Town, Cardiff, Cartagena, Catania, Chengdu, Chicago–O’Hare, Copenhagen, Cork, Curaçao, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Denpasar, Dresden, Dubai–International, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Entebbe, Florence, Fortaleza, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Genoa, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Graz, Guayaquil,  Hamburg, Hangzhou, Hanover, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston–Intercontinental, Humberside, Inverness, Istanbul, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Johannesburg–O.R. Tambo, Kiev–Boryspil, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kraków, Kristiansand, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuwait, Lagos, Las Vegas, Leeds/Bradford, Lima, Linköping, Lisbon, London–City, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Manila,  Marseille, Mexico City, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montpellier, Montréal–Trudeau, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Nantes, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, New York–JFK, Nice, Norwich, Nuremberg, Osaka–Kansai, Oslo–Gardermoen, Panama City, Paramaribo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Porto, Prague, Quito, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rome–Fiumicino, Saint Petersburg, Sandefjord, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Singapore, St. Maarten, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tel Aviv, Teesside, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Toulouse, Trondheim, Turin, Valencia, Vancouver, Växjö, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Windhoek–Hosea Kutako, Wrocław, Xiamen, Zagreb, Zürich
Seasonal: Havana, Ibiza, Liberia, Miami, Salt Lake City, San José de Costa Rica, Split
Korean AirSeoul–Incheon
LevelBarcelona, Fuerteventura, Lisbon, London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Vienna
LOT Polish AirlinesWarsaw–Chopin
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air ShuttleCopenhagen, New York–JFK, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Pegasus AirlinesAntalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Bodrum, İzmir, Kayseri, Konya
Qatar AirwaysDoha
Royal Air MarocCasablanca, Nador, Tangier
Seasonal: Al Hoceima, Oujda
Royal JordanianAmman–Queen Alia
RyanairDublin, Málaga
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Singapore AirlinesSingapore
Sun d’OrSeasonal: Tel Aviv
Seasonal: Ankara, Antalya, Kayseri, Konya
Surinam AirwaysParamaribo
Swiss International Air LinesZürich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon, Porto
TransaviaAgadir, Alicante, Almería, Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beirut, Belgrade, Casablanca, Catania, Dubai–International, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Katowice, Lanzarote, La Palma, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Málaga, Marrakesh, Naples, Nice, Paris–Orly, Pisa, Porto, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Seville, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Valencia
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Antalya, Bodrum, Chambéry, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Dalaman,  Dubrovnik, Eilat, Girona, Heraklion, İzmir, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Menorca,  Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Preveza, Rhodes, Sal, Salzburg, Samos, Santorini, Varna,  Verona, Zakynthos
Transavia FranceParis–Orly
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Marrakesh
TUI fly NetherlandsAruba, Banjul, Boa Vista, Bonaire, Cancún, Curaçao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Holguín, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Málaga, Marsa Alam, Miami, Montego Bay, Orlando/Sanford, Paramaribo, Praia, Punta Cana, Sal, São Vicente, Tenerife–South, Varadero
Seasonal: Alicante, Antalya, Baltimore, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Corfu,  Dakar–Diass, Dalaman, Djerba, Enfidha, Faro, Funchal, Gazipaşa, Heraklion, Ibiza,  Innsbruck, Ivalo, İzmir, Karpathos, Kavala (begins 12 May 2020), Kefalonia, Kittilä, Kos, Kuusamo, La Palma, Menorca, Mombasa, Mykonos, Mytilene, Ohrid, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Ponta Delgada, Preveza, Pula, Rhodes, Rovaniemi, Samos, Santorini, Sharm El Sheikh, Skiathos, Split, Terceira, Tivat, Varna, Zakynthos, Zanzibar
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Ukraine International AirlinesKiev–Boryspil
United AirlinesChicago–O’Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles
Seasonal: San Francisco
Ural AirlinesMoscow–Zhukovsky
VuelingAlicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Málaga, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia
Seasonal: Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca
Check-in hall interior at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Source: Vmzp85


Air China CargoShanghai–Pudong, Tianjin
AirBridgeCargoAnchorage, Chengdu, Chicago–O’Hare, Khabarovsk, Los Angeles, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Shanghai–Pudong, Zhengzhou
Cathay Pacific CargoChennai, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Frankfurt, Hong Kong
China Airlines CargoBangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Prague, Taipei–Taoyuan
China Cargo AirlinesCopenhagen, Ningbo, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Xi’an, Zaragoza, Zhengzhou
China Southern Airlines CargoChongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong
Coyne AirwaysTbilisi
DHL AviationEast Midlands, London–Heathrow
Emirates SkyCargoBarcelona, Chicago O’Hare, Columbus–Rickenbacker, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Oslo–Gardermoen
Etihad CargoAbu Dhabi, Bridgetown, Bogotá
FedEx ExpressOslo–Gardermoen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Iran Air CargoTehran–Imam Khomeini
Kalitta AirBahrain
Korean Air CargoSeoul–Incheon
LATAM Cargo ChileFrankfurt, Campinas–Viracopos, Santiago
MartinairBogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Campinas–Viracopos, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Guatemala City, Harare, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Lima, London–Stansted, Miami, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Quito, Santiago
MNG AirlinesIstanbul, Munich, Tripoli–Mitiga
Nippon Cargo AirlinesTokyo–Narita, Milan–Malpensa
Qatar Airways CargoChicago–O’Hare, Doha
Saudia CargoDammam, Jeddah, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Silk Way AirlinesBaku
Singapore Airlines CargoBengaluru, Chennai, Chicago–O’Hare, Cincinnati, London–Heathrow, Mumbai, Sharjah, Singapore
Suparna AirlinesHahn, Shanghai–Pudong, Tianjin, Zhengzhou
Turkish CargoIstanbul-Atatürk, London–Stansted

Other users

Other regular users of Schiphol are the Netherlands Coastguard whose aircraft are operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Dienst Luchtvaart Politie and the Dutch Dakota Association.

Other facilities

The Convair Building, which houses KLM Cityhopper and KLM offices, and the original Schiphol control tower
Source: MartinD

The TransPort Building on the Schiphol Airport property houses the head offices of Martinair and Transavia. Construction of the building, which has 10,800 m2 (116,000 sq ft) of rentable space, began on 17 March 2009. Schiphol Group and the architect firm Paul de Ruiter designed the building, while De Vries and Verburg, a firm of Stolwijk, constructed the building.

The World Trade Center Schiphol Airport houses the head office of SkyTeam, the Netherlands office of China Southern Airlines, and the Netherlands offices of Iran Air. The head office of Schiphol Group, the airport’s operator, is located on the airport property. The Convair Building, with its development beginning after a parcel was earmarked for its development in 1999, houses KLM offices, including KLM Recruitment Services and the head office of KLM Cityhopper. The original control tower of Schiphol Airport, which the airport authorities had moved slightly from its original location, now houses a restaurant. The area Schiphol-Rijk includes the head offices of TUI fly Netherlands and Amsterdam Airlines.

At one time, KLM had its head office briefly on the grounds of Schiphol Airport. Its current head office in nearby Amstelveen had a scheduled completion at the end of 1970. Previously Martinair had its head office in the Schiphol Center (Dutch: Schiphol Centrum) at Schiphol Airport. Formerly, the head office of Transavia was in the Building Triport III at Schiphol Airport. NLM Cityhopper and later KLM Cityhopper previously had their head offices in Schiphol Airport building 70.

Nippon Cargo Airlines has its Europe regional headquarters at Schiphol.  The National Aerospace Museum Aviodome–Schiphol was previously located at Schiphol. In 2003, the museum moved to Lelystad Airport and was renamed the “Aviodrome.”

Ground transport


The construction of the tunnel and railway station in 1992
Source:  Michiel1972 at nl.wikipedia

The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national Dutch train operator, has a major passenger railway station directly underneath the passenger terminal complex that offers transportation 24 hours a day into the four major cities Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. There are efficient and often direct services to many other cities in the country. There are intercity connections to Almere, Lelystad, Amsterdam Centraal, Utrecht Centraal, both The Hague Centraal and The Hague HS, Rotterdam Centraal, Eindhoven, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Amersfoort Centraal, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Enschede, Arnhem Centraal, Nijmegen and Venlo. Schiphol is also a stop for the Thalys international high-speed train, connecting the airport directly to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris Gare du Nord, as well as to Bourg St Maurice (winter) and Marseille (summer). The Intercity-Brussel (also named “beneluxtrein”) to Antwerp and Brussels stops at the airport.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also easily accessible by bus, as many services call or terminate at the bus station located outside in front of the terminal building.

Aalsmeer342, night bus N42
Alphen aan den Rijn470
Amstelveen186, 199, 300, night bus N30
Amsterdam, Leidseplein/city centre397, night bus N97 “Amsterdam Airport Express”
Amsterdam, Osdorp69, 194, 195, night bus N95
Amsterdam, Slotervaart69
Amsterdam, Amsterdam–Zuid and Buitenveldert341
Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena300, night bus N30
Haarlem300, night bus N30
Hoofddorp300, 397, 341, night bus N30, night bus N97
IJmuidenNight bus N30
Keukenhof Gardens858 (seasonal)
Nieuw-Vennep397, night bus N97
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel300, night bus N30
Schiphol180, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 198, 199
Uithoorn342, night bus N42
Vijfhuizen300, night bus N30

The Taiwanese EVA Air provides private bus services from Schiphol to Belgium for its Belgium-based customers. The service, which departs from and arrives at bus stop C11, goes to Sint-Gillis, Brussels (near the Brussels-South (Midi) railway station) and Berchem, Antwerp (near Antwerp-Berchem bus station). The service is co-operated with Reizen Lauwers NV.


Schiphol Airport can easily be reached by car via the A4 and A9 motorways.

Accidents and incidents

The crash site of El Al Flight 1862 in 1992
Source: Author
Jos Wiersema. The original uploader was Maaike98 at Dutch Wikipedia., modified by Simeon87.

The crash site of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 on 25 February 2009
Source: English: originally posted to Flickr as Crash Turkish Airlines TK 1951

Source: wikipedia