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Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

by Amsterdam.com
​When you fly to the Netherlands you’ll have to arrive at the Hague Airport in Rotterdam, the Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport in Eelde, the Maastricht Aachen Airport and last but most likely, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is Holland’s largest and busiest airport and is also one of the most modern airports in all of Europe. Almost anyone who travels to Amsterdam by air will most likely be landing at Schiphol.
 
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located just outside Amsterdam and after arrival; tourists can choose a variety of ways to reach their final destinations. There are many taxis available at all of the airport exits and you can rent any type of car or minivan at the airport as well. Less expensive transportation is available in the form of buses and trains. The train station is conveniently located right underneath the central Schiphol airport terminal and the bus station is located outside right across from Schiphol’s main arrivals building.
 
Before boarding a plane flight to the Netherlands, it’s a good idea to look over the specific rules and regulations of Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol, but basically all the usual rules that apply to hand luggage, liquids, gels and maximum baggage weight in the U.S will apply at Schiphol too. Travelers with specific questions can learn more abut the rules and regulations at Schiphol online. 
 
It goes without saying that international travelers at Schiphol should always try to check in early. The airports’ own recommendations are to arrive two hours prior to your departure time if you are flying to another destination in Europe. The airport recommends arriving three hours prior to your departure time if you are flying to any destination outside the European continent. Even though Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the most modern airports in Europe today, the facility is always trying to offer better levels of service and has been in the process of automating and speeding up its passenger’s experiences. Toward that end, Schiphol has recently added hundreds of convenient self-service check-in machines located in kiosks throughout the facility.
 
As Europe's fourth-largest airport, Schiphol needed world-class amenities to go along with the world-class serves and today it boasts over a hundred boutique-style shops where travelers can purchase tax-free goods. The airport also features a wide choice of surprisingly good restaurants, a health club and lounge, and the world-class art museum at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol, which displays various collections of the old master’s works that change twice a year. Amsterdam is always an exciting destination, but don’t forget that Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol can also be an interesting destination in itself.

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