Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 20 minutes (9.1 km; 5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam. Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase. And civil aircraft started (17 December 1920).The airport used to have the IATA code of SPL, which has fallen into disuse and has been replaced by AMS.

The airport is the primary hub for KLM, Martinair, Transavia, Amsterdam Airlines and Arkefly. It is considered to be an Airport City. Schiphol is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s 5th largest and the world's 15th largest by total passenger traffic. It also ranks as the world’s 6th largest by international passenger traffic, and the world’s 17th largest for cargo tonnage.45.3 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010.

Schiphol International Airport
Name        Schiphol International Airport
Address Evert v/d Beekstraat 202, 1118CP Schiphol, Netherlands
Location located 20 minutes (9.1 km; 5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam.
Time zone GMT + 1:00 Hours (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

The airport is built as one large terminal, split into three large departure halls:

Departure Hall 1: Consists of Piers B and C, both of which are dedicated Schengen areas.

Departure Hall 2: Consists of Piers D and E.

Pier D is the largest pier and has two floor levels. The lower floor is used for non-Schengen flights; the upper floor is used for Schengen flights. By using stairs, the same jetways are used to access the aircraft. Schengen gates are numbered D-60 and up, non-Schengen gates are numbered from D-1 to D-59.

Pier E is a dedicated non-Schengen area.

Departure Hall 3: Consists of F, G, H and M.

Piers F, G and H are non-Schengen areas; of these, Piers H and M are the low-cost piers.

Pier M is a dedicated Schengen area.

Runways 6


The VIP airport lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol airport include the choice of 2 Menzies Lounges. Both lounges are based within the airports only terminal and each offer access to all departure gates.

  • Menzies Lounge - Schengen area
    The Menzies Lounge is situated at the Schengen area (Departure Lounge 1) and is available to any airline or class of flight.
  • Servisair Menzies Lounge - Non-Schengen area
    The Servisair Menzies Lounge is situated at the Non-Schengen area (Departure Lounge 3) and is available to any airline or class of flight.

  • Free drinks including hot/soft drinks.
  • Complimentary snacks.
  • Newspapers, magazines and television.
  • Shower facilities.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Flight Information monitor.
  • Telephone and fax.
  • Wheelchair access