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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Third Largest Airport in Europe

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the biggest and busiest airport in the Netherlands located near Amsterdam, the capital of the country. There are two more international airports, one near Rotterdam, also called Rotterdam/Hague airport and the other located in Utrecht. However, these two are quite small, thus your best option is Schiphol.

Schiphol airport proudly boasts to have handled over 71 million passengers in a single pre Covid year and this means it is the third busiest airport in Europe after Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle.

Airplane landing at Amsterdam Airport

Best Ways to Reach Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Netherlands has one of the best public transport systems in the world. The trains are efficient, fast and always on time. When it comes to Schiphol, the trains will transport you straight to the underground station right below the departure lounge. It’s very convenient and simple.

Dutch train service

With that said, if you are traveling with a family/kids and large suitcases, it would be better to use the taxi service. While trains, buses and trams may be more cost effective most of the time, taxis will save a lot of hassle.

Taxi service in Holland is expensive

When traveling alone with one bag, trains are your best choice. They are cheap, reliable and comfortable.

Current Situation At Schiphol:

Staff shortage especially of baggage handlers at Schiphol means that many people traveling through Schiphol risk long queues and a lot of delays. Many flights are delayed on a daily basis.

At the moment, anyone traveling through Amsterdam Airport requires an additional amount of planning.

Reasons of delays at Schiphol Airport

Are you also traveling through Schiphol in the near future, here are some tips.

Arrive not before 3 hours before the boarding time if traveling outside Europe.

And not before 2 hours if traveling within Europe.

Follow the authorities’ guidelines who are patient and always there to help you.

Authorities have installed extra screens at Schiphol airport to show current waiting times to the security desk for the travelers.


Airplane taxi at Amsterdam Airport

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