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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Airport overview

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 North Holland. It is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movement. 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.

Public transport to city center of Amsterdam

The public transport station is right in front of airport terminal.

Hotels in nearby areas

Mercure Hotel Schiphol Terminal


0.1 km from AMS

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


0.5 km from AMS

Transfers from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Airport ranking

68,515,425 passengers in 2017.
11.bussiest airport in the World
3. bussiest airport in Europe
1.bussiest airport in Netherlands

Airport details

Actual time 10:58
Actual date 2020/04/01