Take advantage of Schiphol’s convenient location, the ideal base for a day out in Amsterdam or one of the other nearby cities. You can also easily reach the beach from here.
This airport offers convenient connections to cities such as Leiden, Amsterdam and Utrecht. From here you can also easily reach one of the nature reserves in the area or the beach at Zandvoort.
Schiphol airport will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016! In 1916 the airport was built at the bottom of the drained Haarlemmermeer, 4 meters below sea level. It was then used as a military airport in World War I and used by the Germans as a base for their attacks on England in World War II. After the war, the airport grew substantially starting in the 1970s.
Explore the area around Schiphol. You can be in Amsterdam in fifteen minutes! Visit the city for a day of shopping in De 9 Straatjes, order a drink in the Jordaan or visit the Albert Cuyp. Leiden is also a 15-minute train ride away. Visit the Museum of Ethnology, for example, or the Leidse Waag.
From Schiphol Airport it takes half an hour to drive to Zandvoort beach, a sandy strip of no less than 9 kilometers long and on average 100 meters wide. Visit it with the kids for a day of fresh air. Nearby is also the National Park South-Kennemerland, ideal for nature lovers. Here live, among others, wisents, Highland cattle and deer.
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