Amsterdam, Netherlands (NL)
for access to departure times, security waiting times, Airport Wi-Fis, lounge access and more. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
At the Airport Park, Schiphol brings the great outdoors inside. The park is filled with real and fake foliage, picnic benches, comfortable resting chairs, a café and even a real, 130-year-old tree.
To add to the aesthetic, the spaces play park sounds like chirping birds, project virtual butterflies onto the walls, and even have a faint woody scent of the outdoors. You can also relax at an outdoor terrace.
It’s the perfect place for a change of scenery. If you get tired of lounging around we recommend exploring the interactive science exhibits or charging your device by pedalling on the stationary bikes.
Location: Lounge 1, second floor, after security, above Gates D
Opening hours: 24 hours daily
THIS SEEMS TO BE CLOSED, CAN'T FIND ANY RECENT INFO ABOUT IT. ALL FROM OPENING IN 2011/12
If you want to have a thrilling new experience while waiting for your flight, visit the 6D XD theatre in the Schiphol Plaza. What's 6D? Well, you watch 3D movies in motion-based seats with sound, wind and lighting effects. It’s a short ride (four to five minutes) with a few different options for films, including . Admission costs EUR 6 and any children must be over the age of 5 to ride.
Location: Schiphol Plaza, before security, across from the meeting point
Hotels offering showers:
Location: Lounge 2, after security, near Gates D
Cost: EUR 15 for up to one hour
Shower includes soap, shampoo, towel and use of a hairdryer.
Location: Lounge 3, after security, level 1, opposite KLM Crown Lounge
Cost: EUR 19.50
Buy a day pass for the Sheraton Fitness & Spa and enjoy unlimited use of the gym, sauna, steam room, spa area and rainforest showers.
Location: Before security, between Schiphol Plaza and the World Trade Centre
Cost: EUR 20
Opening hours: 24 hours, but between 06:00-22:00 for day pass users
(Bring your own soap and towel as well as flip-flops.)
Public toilets in Lounge 2/3, after security, near British Airways lounge, non-Schengen flights
In the meditation room,
Showers in lounges:
Aspire Airport Lounge 41
Location: Lounge 2, level 3, after security, turn left after passport control
Opening hours: 05:30-21:30 Sun-Fri, 06:00-23:30 Sat
KLM Crown Lounges No. 25 (Schengen) and 52 (Intercontinental)
Location: After security, level 2, next to Gate 52F and Gate 25
Opening hours: 04:45-21:00 (No. 25), 04:45-last flight (No. 52)
If you want a place to sleep for a few hours or for the night, the Mercure Hotel is a good choice. To stay here, you'll need your passport and a ticket for the same or next day. With 32 rooms, free Wi-Fi access, business services, and a restaurant all within walking distance to your gate, you certainly can’t go wrong.
Be aware: There's no longer any access with check-in luggage.
Location: Lounge 3, after security, transit area
Cost: From EUR 85 for day use of standard single (10:00-19:00), from EUR 99 overnight stay (20:00-09:00). Breakfast is not included.
If you need a haircut or just want to unwind after all your travels, we recommend visiting the XpresSpa. It offers a great range of health and beauty treatments, including full-body massages and oxygen treatments. There's no need to book in advance and there are plenty of short treatments if you’re in a rush.
Holland Boulevard, after security, in between Gates E and F
Lounge 2, after security, level 2, Gates D, towards Gates G-H
Lounge 3, after security, level 2, towards Gates G-H
Opening hours: 07:00-20:00 daily
Relax in one of the futuristic, privacy-offering 'Massage-O-Matic' massage pods. You can spend five minutes getting a shiatsu massage while listening to relaxing spa music.
Location (all after security):
Lounge 4, next to the coffee bar
Lounge 2, next to the Cone bar
Lounge 2, halfway along Pier E, close to E8
Lounge 1, behind the transfer desk
Cost: EUR 2 for a five-minute shiatsu massage
This branch of the main Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a great place to see some of the beautiful paintings by Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Hals, as well as sculptures, and wacky art that showcases Dutch culture.
Location: Holland Boulevard, after security, between Gates E and F
Cost: Admission is free
Opening hours: 07:00-20:00
You’ll enjoy heading up the panoramic terrace to watch planes taking off and touching down. For true aviation enthusiasts, check out the Fokker 100 aircraft where you can inspect the cockpit and learn about the Netherlands’ most famous aircraft manufacturer.
Location: Before security, between Arrivals Halls 1 and 2
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 from end of October; 07:00-21:00 from end of March; times may vary in bad weather
Join the ranks of other travellers trying to win back their travel costs at the Holland Casino.
To visit you must be at least 18 years old with a boarding card and valid ID. The casino is staffed by fully trained croupiers and games include wheels of fortune and exciting Blackjack. Admission is free.
Location: Holland Boulevard, after security, between Gates E and Gates F
Opening hours: 06:30-19:45
Schiphol airport is one of the most interesting airports in the world, where they truly make an effort to improve the experience of all passengers flying through. If you’re an aviation enthusiast we suggest taking a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour where you’ll get to visit the fire station, hangars and other places not usually open to the public.
Tours start at 11:00, 13:00 and 14:30, Tue-Sun in the summer (May-Oct) and Wed-Sun in winter (Nov-April).
Location: Tours start and end at Schiphol Plaza
Cost: EUR 15.50 adults, EUR 7.75 children, EUR 35 family ticket (two adults plus two children aged 4-12)
Tickets: Online at www.schipholbehindthescenes.nl/en/tour or at the airport at the planes@plaza store in Schiphol Plaza
For a lesson in Dutch culture and a little of bit of treasure hunting, explore the airport while keeping an eye out for the eclectic art pieces around the airport. You’ll find teapots, clogs, and unique scultptures designed by local artists. Fun to do with children.
Whether it’s a long layover, a flight delay, or just the will to enjoy the infrastructure of a beautiful hotel, Dayuse.com invites you to book a day stay at one of our hotels located in the immediate proximity of the airport.
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4/ Pay only at the check in
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