What Airport is AMS?
The AMS airport code from IATA refers to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This is the Netherlands’ main international airport and is also the main hub for the national airlines of the country and several European airlines.
The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is considered the busiest airport in the Netherlands. In 2018 alone, it was recorded to welcome 71.1 million passengers. Aeroport Amsterdam International has 7 concourses/piers and one terminal. AMS Airport also serves as the home base of the Dutch flag carrier KLM, and TUI, Netherlands, and Transavia.
By 2021, there will be a new pier to open on the southern tip of AMS Airport. A brand-new terminal is going to be in full use by 2026. The terminal is going to join the existing Arrivals and Departures hall 1 to allow the airport to keep its single terminal concept. AMS Airport approximately has a 40% percentage of transfer passengers.
AMS Airport Address and AMS Airport Contacts
Where is the AMS airport? The location of the AMS airport is the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, found in the southwest part of the Netherlands’ capital. The exact address of the airport is Evert van de Beekstraat 202 Schiphol 1118 CP. You can take exit 2 Schiphol of A4/E19 motorway to get to AMS airport. The contact number for the airport is +31 20 794 0800.
Amsterdam Airport Terminals
There is only one terminal in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with three areas for Departures, four areas for Arrivals, and seven concourses, specifically H/M, G, F, E, D, C, and B pier. The low-cost gates of AMS airport are at the gates of the H/M pier composed of M as the Schengen part and H as the non-Schengen part.
Airlines Flying to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
The primary airlines at the AMS airport include the following:
- TUI fly the Netherlands
Main Terminal Levels
|Ground Level||Arrivals and Ground transportation|
|Second Level||Departures and Check-in|
|Third Level||Boarding gates and airlines lounges|
Public Transportation at the AMS Airport
One of the most accessible and most recommended routes to get to Amsterdam Central Station is by taking the train. A railway station can be found in the central hall of the terminal below Schiphol Plaza. Direct trains are connecting AMS Airport to different destinations all over the country, aside from the Amsterdam Central Station, such as Leiden, Utrecht, Delft, Rotterdam, and The Hague. The high-speed and reservation-only Thalys train, on the other hand, serves major cities in Europe. Ticket desks and machines can be found all over Schiphol Plaza.
You can easily find and hail metered taxis right outside Schiphol Plaza. It only takes around 15 minutes to reach central Amsterdam.
Most hotels provide their guests with airport shuttle service for free. The Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Service is a hotel shuttle service that runs every day from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to over 100 hotels in Amsterdam and its surrounding areas. You can buy tickets at the Connexxion desk located in Arrival Hall 4.
Public buses are running regularly to Amsterdam and the rest of the cities. The Niteliner and the Amsterdam Airport Express go to the city center of Amsterdam. Buses leave from the stops B15-19 at the Schiphol Airport.
Facilities at the AMS Airport
There is 4-hour Wi-Fi internet access available for free in the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport good. There are also PCs in the KPN Internet Centers that can be found all over the airport, including lounges 3, 2, and 1 after security and the Plaza before security.
The Service Point, located in Schiphol Plaza, also offers a postal service. Airport Telecom, also located in Schiphol Plaza, offers mobile telephone hire. You can also use the specialist multimedia phone units dotting the airport for SMS, internet access, and telephone services.
Business and Conference:
Both the airside and landside of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has numerous dedicated business facilities.
Café Chocolate offers a private space for meetings that can accommodate 12 guests maximum. The Regus Schiphol Airport Meeting Center located nearby also has an office space fitted with telephone, PC, and fax facilities, a conference room, and a secretarial service. Meeting rooms can accommodate 40 people max.
P1 short-term is just several minutes’ walk to Arrivals and Departures areas. There is a sheltered walk available at P1 holiday parking to Arrivals and Departures. P3 long term parking provides covered and uncovered parking, and this car park is linked to the terminal by the shuttle bus that runs for 24 hours for free. P6 also has a VIP valet service and Terminal valet car park.
Disabled passengers can take advantage of the facilities, including lifts, toilets, and automatic doors, between every floor of AMS airport. There are also available wheelchairs for visitors. Special assistance and a wheelchair will be provided to passengers who let their airline know about it before the travel. There is disabled parking available in P4, P3, and P1 car parks.
Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, and Enterprise are the car hire companies available at AMS Airport. You can find desks for the companies in Schiphol Plaza. You can check the available vehicles for hire during arrival or book in advance through the website of the rental companies to rent a car.
Facilities at the AMS Airport Terminal
AMS Airport has a wide selection of shops, including a supermarket and Duty-Free outlet at Schiphol Plaza before security and different gift retailers, newsagents, and clothing shops after security.
AMS Airport takes pride in its exciting culinary offerings as it is dotted with a plethora of restaurants, cafés, brasseries, and bars that serve various exciting dishes, from fast food to Dutch pancakes, grilled meat, and seafood. You can also find eateries all over the airside and landside of the terminal.
AMS Airport also has numerous ATMs, banks, bureaux de change kiosks, and currency exchange machines.
The terminal has a selection of luggage lockers where passengers are allowed to store their bags for a maximum of 168 hours. A baggage depot can also store bags for a maximum of 30 days.