Schiphol Airport - also known as Amsterdam International Airport - is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest air facilities, and serves the capital of the Netherlands. The airport receives over 50 million passengers annually and is the hub base of European airlines like KLM, Transavia and Dutch Airlines.
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Schiphol Airport is the only international air facility of Amsterdam, and is located about 18 kilometres from the city centre. The airport consists of 4 separate passenger terminals, and is served by an underground rail station with a 24-hour train service that goes direct to the heart of the city. With trains departing every 10-15 minutes and buses to Amsterdam also available every 30 minutes or so, getting back and forth from the airport is no trouble at all.
Schiphol Airport is served by diverse airlines from around the world, including traveler favourites like Air France, American Airlines, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and many others. As such, international connections to a huge variety of cities throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia are offered at the airport.
Where to go
As the Netherlands is rather small, those who want to see more of the country are advised to use ground transportation to get around instead. From Amsterdam, rail connections to nearby cities like Rotterdam and Holland are plentiful but no scheduled domestic flights are available.
From Schiphol International Airport the world is your oyster - those looking for a quick and short getaway may choose to visit Málaga, one of Spain’s most beautiful cities just 3 hours away by flight. Known for ancient ruins like Castillo de Gibralfaro as well as the bullfighting museum Museo Taurino Antonio Ordóñez, Málaga promises a Spanish-style adventure you won’t soon forget. Otherwise, those with time to spare can get on a long-haul flight to Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s favourites when it comes to quality of life. Consistently voted by travellers and expats alike as an incredibly liveable city, Toronto boasts everything from waterfront parks to art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants to sand and cobble beaches.
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