8 things you didn't know about us


Chances are that you have flown to or from Schiphol on your travels. Or that you have come to wave off family or friends, or to welcome them home. Magic moments you associate with an airport. But did you know that Schiphol is more than just an airport? In fact, it’s a city in its own right, with a full range of amenities and attractions! There is always plenty to do when you visit Schiphol: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here we reveal eight things you might not know about our airport city.

  1. Float to your flight
    Feel like kicking back and relaxing on your journey? We are more than happy to make it happen. Simply walk into an XpresSpa in our airport city. A tranquil oasis where you can choose from a whole range of massages and beauty treatments. We have everything on hand to ensure that you leave looking your absolute best and feeling full of energy. The spa is open every day and there’s no need to make an appointment.

  2. To the rescue
    In need of emergency medical care? Or perhaps you don’t feel well or have a medical query? Come to the First Aid post at Airport Medical Services. The clinic is open 24/7, no appointment needed. The First Aid post is open to all travellers, staff and visitors at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Not only in an emergency, but also for help with non-acute symptoms, a minor injury or a medical query.

  3. Peace and reflection
    Our Meditation Centre welcomes travellers who come to pray, meditate or are in need of a quiet space. Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist: all religions and spiritual paths are welcome. Our airport pastors are on hand at any time of day, always ready to listen and support anyone looking for a moment of solace and reflection. Every Sunday at 11.00 a religious celebration is held, open to worshippers of all faiths. 

  4. Visit a museum
    Whether you are arriving, departing or transferring to an intercontinental destination, why not liven up your trip with a visit to the Rijksmuseum or NEMO? Admire works by the Dutch Masters at the Rijksmuseum’s Schiphol location. Or head for NEMO, where young and old can have fun experimenting with technology and science. NEMO and the Rijksmuseum are located beyond the security checks on Holland Boulevard (between Departure Lounges 2 and 3). 

  5. A morgue
    It’s a sad thought, and most of us would probably prefer to ignore it, but with millions of people travelling the world at any given time, deaths abroad do occur. In order to ensure that a deceased’s loved ones can say their final goodbyes in peace and dignity, Schiphol has had its own morgue since 1997. In fact, a completely new morgue was opened at the end of 2017. A place that radiates serenity and tranquillity, with specially trained staff on hand to provide help and support.

  6. Business as usual
    Schiphol also has its own business park. A total of around 500 companies are located at the airport, providing work for around 66,000 employees in all. As you would expect, these businesses include airlines, but also cleaning companies, courier services, baggage services and telecom providers. Working parents need childcare facilities, of course, and these too can be found at Schiphol.

  7. A park
    A park at an airport? That’s right! Travellers bound for a Shengen destination can relax among the greenery, indoors and out. The Airport Park features all the facilities you have come to rely on, such as a place to snap up a last-minute souvenir, a magazine or a good book. Enough reading material for you to lounge to your heart’s content at this green hotspot. Or recharge your batteries for the journey ahead with a snack and a drink at the Airport Park Café.

  8. Your new favourite bars
    Last but not least, don’t forget to drop in at your new favourite bar! Café Rembrandt brings all the atmosphere of a typical old Amsterdam pub right to the heart of Schiphol Plaza. This is the place to come for a beer and a tasty snack. And you don’t need to fly to the Emerald Isle to experience a real Irish pub. At Murphy’s Irish Pub you can enjoy a beer and authentic dishes in a traditional Irish setting.