Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Tourism, Netherlands

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlʏxtˌɦaːvə(n) ˌsxɪpˈɦɔl]) (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, province of North Holland. It is the fifth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls. Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair Cargo, Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and Jet Airways and as a base for EasyJet and Vueling. Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase. The end of the First World War also saw the beginning of civilian use of Schiphol Airport and the airport eventually lost its military role completely. By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles. The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol. The airport was destroyed through bombing but at the end of the war the airfield was restored quickly. In 1949, it was decided that Schiphol was to become the primary airport of the Netherlands. The airport's official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, reflects the original Dutch word order (Luchthaven Schiphol).

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A place in Netherlands, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located at a short trip away from Rotterdam a major city in Netherlands. Rotterdam, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • Pollution Statistics in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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    • Air Pollution 29.66 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.36 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.01 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.43 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.87 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 24.06 (Low)
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.47 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.44 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.75 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.55 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.16 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.1 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.89 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 177.87 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.48 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.51 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.03 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 87.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.33 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.66 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 119.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.67 USD

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