Things to do in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

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Schiphol Airport

Even if you have one or ten hours to spend in the Airport before your next departure, I am here to tell you what is Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport  all about. From practical information to clothing and souvenir stores to spas, hotels and entertaining activities, here’s a list of what you can do here!

First thing’s first, if you are not a pro when it comes to Airports, don’t worry; there are few information centers where you can ask the employees your questions. Everybody speaks English, too.

Secondly, being an international airport, there are various payments methods you can chose from when buying something.  Payments can be made in euros, US dollars, pound sterling and Japanese yen. The change will be given in euros. As for credit cards, Schiphol also accepts: Bank cards, American Express, Diners Club International, JCB cards, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa and See Buy Fly vouchers.

Shop Shop Shop!

You can find a considerable number of clothing stores, jewelry, liquors, souvenirs and duty-free. If you have time, make sure to check Schiphol Plaza for last minute shopping. For the ladies, there’s a Victoria’s Secret store, too!  There is also Holland Casino venue, in case you’re feeling lucky.


When it comes to food, there is everything you can ask for, from sandwiches and burgers to pizza or sushi. Before passport control you can find Dutch goodies such as Albert Heijn to go, La Place, Hema or DUTCH & delicious. There’s also a Burger King and a Starbucks and many small cafés where you can drink your coffee and relax. After passport control you have few Dutch bars and cafés, McDonalds, an Irish Bar, Italian cuisine and of course, another Starbucks.

Plan your wedding!

Another thing you can do at the airport is to plan your wedding. Yes, you can even get married here as Schiphol Airport offers wedding planning for unique ceremonies at several different aviation-related venues. You can get married in a hangar, in the Skyport building or have a small reception aboard a 1930’s Dakota airplane as it soars through Dutch skies.

Family in airport

Enjoy the free things!

You can visit Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol, one of the best museums in Amsterdam. The first-ever museum in an airport terminal, with free access, boasts the same level of world-class art and sells the souvenirs you’d find at the full-size version of the museum.  It is easy to find, behind passport control on what’s known as “Holland Boulevard”, between the E and F concourses.

Putting the airport up in the ranks of innovation, Schiphol has been hosting its on library since 2010 and an “Airport Park”, which was opened in 2011, both won the titles of “first-ever opened in an airport”.

Have a look at the small NEMO Science Museum interactive exhibition at the beginning of pier B (Schengen).

Traveling with children? You can find the children’s play area located between gates E and F.

Tip: Wi-Fi is free!

Extra information for long stays in the airport!


There are free showers at the public toilets near the lounges/meditation room. Make sure you have your own towels and soap.

Take a room at the Yotel or Mercure, both located in the terminal (price vary). The minimum stay at the Yotel is 4 hours. If you just want to take a shower, there is a 15€ fee. Hotel Mercure has 33 rooms, each provided with shower, toilet. You can arrange to have access to additional services via reception.

You could also get a massage or a spa treatment at Rituals Spa or Xpress Spa. There’s an option to work out at the Sheraton Hotel Fitness & Spa (20€ day pass), close to Schiphol Plaza.

Airports can be stressful, we all know that. Enjoy Amsterdam Schiphol Airport facilities as much as you can with these tips and enjoy your trip!

Airplane taking off


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