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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Full Airport Name

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


PO Box 7501, 1118 ZG Schiphol, The Netherlands

Airport Code


Country Code



(020) 794 0800 or 0900 0141


(020) 604 1475



Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from aftermost Sunday in March to aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is anchored 15km (9 miles) southwest of Amsterdam.

Airport News

A 55 berth Yotel adaptation ability is due to accessible in aboriginal 2008 on the additional attic of Lounge 2, in the airside breadth of the airport.

Driving Directions

The airport is anchored off the A4 motorway, which links Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. The avenue to the airport is acutely signposted.

Car Parking

There are two concise car parks (P1 and P2), both affiliated to the terminal and Schiphol Plaza by covered walkways, recommended for stays of up to 48 hours. Long-term parking is accessible in an amphitheater car esplanade (P3), anchored 4km (2.5 miles) from the terminal. A chargeless 24-hour shuttle bus links P3 with the terminal. A VIP aide account is additionally available; anxiety are appropriate (tel: (020) 794 0800 or 0900 7244 7465).

Car Hire

Car appoint companies are amid in Schiphol Plaza and accommodate Avis, Budget, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt.

Public Transport

Rail: There is a railway base in the terminal's axial hall, beneath Schiphol Plaza; absolute trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Base (journey time - 15 minutes). Night trains serve Utrecht, Amsterdam Centraal Station, Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam. The reservation-only, accelerated Thalys alternation serves above European cities. Added all-embracing casework run to Berlin, Hannover and Leipzig. NS (Dutch Railways) admission machines and desks are amid in the accoutrements accost halls 1, 2 and 3, and Schiphol Plaza. Rail advice is accessible on 0900 202 1163 (website:

Road: Bus: Public buses (tel: 0900 9292) run consistently to Amsterdam and added cities. Bus 197 and bus 370 (interliner) run to Amsterdam burghal centre and Amsterdam Zuid. Buses abandon from belvedere A7, in advanced of the Arrivals anteroom 2. Abounding accommodation of routes can be begin on the airport website.

Shuttles: Many hotels action a chargeless airport shuttle account to guests. The Connexxion Schiphol Auberge Account (tel: (038) 339 4771; website: is a circadian auberge shuttle account active from the airport to over 55 hotels in and about Amsterdam; the Connexxion board is anchored in the Arrivals anteroom 2, for tickets and information.

Taxi: Schiphol Biking Taxis are accessible from alfresco Schiphol Plaza (journey time into Amsterdam - 15 minutes). Taxis can be appointed in beforehand on the airport's website.

Information and Help Desks

Schiphol advice desks are amid afore authorization ascendancy in Schiphol Plaza, halls 2 and 3 in Arrivals, and abaft authorization ascendancy in Lounges 2 and 3. Eight alteration desks, anchored on the piers, action advice on transfers and abutting flights. Multiphone units, with touch-screen technology for advice on the airport, are amid throughout the terminal. The Customer Contact Centre (tel: 0800 7244 7465) can accommodate added information. The VVV Holland Tourism Advice Appointment (tel: 0900 400 4040) is anchored in Arrivals anteroom 2, with day-tripper advice and an adaptation catch service.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are abundant banks, which additionally action VAT accost facilities, ATMs, bill barter machines and bureaux de change. There is a column appointment in Lounge 2, and adaptable blast appoint at the Telecom Rentcenter at Schiphol Plaza. Multiphone multimedia blast units, which can be acclimated for telephoning, Internet admission and an SMS service, are anchored throughout the airport. Wireless Internet is accessible in appointed 'communication zones' in the terminal building.

Eating and drinking: There are abundant restaurants, confined and cafés anchored throughout the terminal building.

Shopping: There are abundant shops, including duty-free and a 24-hour supermarket, at Schiphol Plaza (before security) and on both abandon of immigration. A duty-free pre-order and accumulating account is accessible online.

Luggage: Seal & Go, at assorted locations in the Departures check-in breadth (tel: (0252) 629 323) seals accoutrements (irrespective of size) aural one minute. Lockers are anchored throughout the terminal. Left-luggage is accessible circadian in the basement amid Arrivals 1 and 2 (tel: (020) 601 2443). There are chargeless trolleys and a porter account (tel: (020) 601 2303) is accessible on request. There is a absent and begin office; advice desks can accommodate added information.

Other facilities: The airport has a medical centre, 24-hour emergency medical casework (tel: (020) 649 2566) and a pharmacy. There is a absolutely able babyish allowance and several comedy areas on Holland Boulevard; babyish change accessories are provided in the toilets. Battery accessories can be begin at the terminal auberge (see below), accessible 24 hours a day. Massages, a bank and a adoration allowance are additionally available.

Conference and Business Facilities

The Schiphol Business Centre (tel: (020) 653 2480) hires out offices able with fax, PC and blast facilities, as able-bodied as a secretarial account if required. There is additionally a appointment allowance with telecommunication facilities. The Communications Centre (tel: (020) 794 0500) provides cartage with Internet facilities, mini-offices, a column appointment and a blast centre with abounding telecommunication facilities; wireless Internet affiliation is accessible too. The Skyport Business Centre (tel: (020) 654 1600) hires out affair apartment all-around amid two and 22 delegates, which can be accomplished anon from both Arrivals and Departures. Secretarial services, catering, video and teleconferencing, a auberge catch account and check-in are additionally available. The Exhange Avenue appointment centre (tel: (020) 603 4607) offers six affair apartment with accommodation for up to 80. (Computers, fax machines and adaptable telephones can be assassin from Telecom Rentcentre (tel: (020) 653 0999) in Schiphol Plaza. Above airlines accept controlling lounges, which action some business facilities.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Facilities accommodate automated doors, toilets, and a lift amid all floors of the airport, including alternation platforms. Wheelchairs are accessible for visitors, but cartage acute wheelchairs and appropriate abetment should acquaint their airline above-mentioned to travel. ACompany (tel: (020) 601 5018) provides an electrocar service, with shuttles active amid piers D, E, F and G and in the Arrivals hall. Disabled parking is accessible in car parks P1, P2 and P3. A bus is accessible on appeal (tel: (020) 316 4041) from car esplanade P3 to booty disabled cartage to the terminal; cartage acute this account should buzz at atomic 24 hours in advance. Visicom (tel: (020) 601 2929) food argument telephones for hearing-impaired passengers; consecration loops are adapted at the advice desks, alteration desks and in the cat-and-mouse areas in the axial lounge.


Hotel Mercure Schiphol Terminal Auberge (tel: (020) 604 1339; website: is amid aural the terminal building, above customs. The auberge offers battery accessories 24 hours a day, as able-bodied as day apartment and brief facilities. There are a cardinal of hotels in the Schiphol area, best of which action a chargeless shuttle account to the airport. Hotels accommodate the Best Western Amsterdam Airport (tel: (020) 653 2611; website:, Courtyard Amsterdam Airport (tel: (023) 556 9001; website:, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Auberge (tel: (020) 710 4000; website:, Van de Valk Auberge Schiphol A4 (tel: (0252) 675 335; website:, Ibis Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (tel: (020) 502 5100; website:, and the Sheraton Auberge (tel: (020) 316 4300; website: Selected hotels can be appointed online via the airport website, and there is a auberge booking board in the accoutrements accost area.