Watching planes

The Panorama Terrace is one of the most popular places at Schiphol. Here, visitors to the airport – without a ticket – can view planes on the apron up close. Admission is free for everyone. Unfortunately, the terrace was closed for a long time due to the renovation of Departure Hall 1 and due to the corona measures.

Breeder 1989
A day at Schiphol is not really complete without a visit to the Panorama Terrace. In addition to watching planes, you can also take a seat as a passenger or pilot in a real Fokker 60. This aircraft has from March 2 1989 to 17 February 2010 really flown. Did you know that the KLM Fokker 100 has landed in 2010 on the Panorama Terrace? Not really of course: the device was lifted there with a large crane.

Day at Schiphol

A day out watching planes at Schiphol has always been a popular outing. In the years 60 of the last century, when Schiphol was still located on the site of Schiphol-East, there was already a terrace for visitors. People came on bicycles to catch a glimpse of the special wooden and aluminum gears. And in the years 60 and 60 people used to come to the airport especially to see the first view jet aircraft. Who knows, visitors to the Panorama Terrace may see the first electric aircraft taxiing at Schiphol in a few years’ time!

Daily opened

The Panorama Terrace is open daily for visitors from 07: hours to 21: 00 o’clock. From the last Sunday in October (winter time) it is open from 17. hours to 17.00 o’clock. You will find the entrance to the terrace in Departure 1.

Public Transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Getting to Amsterdam airport and leaving it is easy with the main railway station being positioned underneath the travelers terminal complex. From here trains connect to other cities in the Netherlands, such as Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, and The Hague for example.

Via the international high-speed train connection called Thalys passengers can travel to international destinations such as Brussels or Antwerp in Belgium and Paris in France. An intercity train connects Amsterdam also with Berlin in Germany, with services running every 2 hours.

The fastest and best way to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam is by BSome travelers prefer to bypass all public transport hassles by pre-booking a private transfer. The driver will pick you up at a pre-arranged spot inside the airport. You can meet either at the Meeting Point in the main hall (near the Burger King), or where you exit the baggage claim area.

Make sure the driver knows your flight number so that he or she can take delays or terminal changes into account.

You’ll find plenty of private taxis for hire in the taxi line just outside the main entrance to the arrivals and train station level at Schiphol Airport. Be sure to choose a taxi from this line and not from individuals walking around soliciting their services. Note that taxis run on a strict meter basis and there is no set flat airport rate.

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