Netherlands — Airports
Schiphol International Airport
Often voted one of the world’s best airports, the Netherlands’ largest and busiest airport is one of the most efficiently run and contemporary air hubs in all of Europe. Schiphol is huge and one of the most centrally located on the continent, making it a preferred place for connections through Europe, the US and beyond. There are several flights per day heading to the UK and the US on airlines such as KLM, Air America and British Airways.
Home to over 100 shops, the vast majority tax-free, and a slew of restaurants and cafés, within Schiphol you’ll also find a casino, wellness center, lounges, and its very own museum, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol, which houses contemporary art collections from the main Rijksmuseum, with rotating exhibits every six months from Dutch masters.
The airport is also very easy to get to and from. In the central hall below Schiphol Plaza, you’ll find a large railway station, with trains running directly to Amsterdam Centraal Station, a 15 minute journey. Other routes include Utrecht, Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam, many of which include late night services. It’s also possible to connect to high speed international lines traveling to major European cities such as Leipzig, Berlin and Hannover. Alternatively, Interliner express buses run to and from central Amsterdam, (Buses 197 and 370), leaving from platform A7, directly in front of Arrivals Hall 2, while taxis are also available outside the Schiphol Plaza.
Just outside of downtown Eindhoven, Eindhoven Airport is single-terminal facility which remains very busy despite its small size. Seeing over two million passengers a year and growing, shopping opportunities are scarce, but the airport has regular flights to a number of European destinations, such as London, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Porto, Prague and Budapest, serving the North Brabant (Noord-Brabant) area of the Netherlands.
Just off the A2 motorway, the airport is easily accessible from the north or south with regular buses every 15 minutes to and from the city center. There is also a taxi stand just outside of the arrivals exit, and from Eindhoven Central Station, train journeys can be made to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp in the southwest.