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Schiphol Behind The Scenes

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Address: Vertrekpassage 259, 1118 AW Schiphol, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 316 3951
This attraction is at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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The tour is a nice experience

The bus tour around Schiphol airport and the guide's explanations were well received with a lot of information coming from the guide. We drove around Schiphol and we saw a lot of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus tour around Schiphol airport and the guide's explanations were well received with a lot of information coming from the guide. We drove around Schiphol and we saw a lot of 'behind the scenes' views, like the fire de[t/ training facilities, jet engine testing facilities an a lot more. There are two issues that need improvement. - the guide... More 

Thank GeoGorkum
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dropped my father off at Schiphol on numerous occasions with great ease although costly car parking. Bought a T5 VW and my world changed. No place to park in Airport only long stay for 49 euros! Worked out could drop off at Hoffddorp and get 6 min train journey in for 5 euros. The park and ride is... More 

Thank MBro_12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Together with a group of sightseers I boarded a tourist bus and we went around the airport, thus seeing it from the periphery. We went past the old control tower, the workshops and testing places for aircraft and engines, the flight control area, had a panoramic view of the airport, then continued to see the new baraks of the constabulary,... More 

Thank George N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

It is a huge airport and there are good things and a lot of bad things about it. First of all is the information, the staff is not very welcome and they are not always helpful. The restaurants in the airport are not very diverse and also have higher prices that restaurants in other airports. For the rest, the airport... More 

Thank thor2705
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

This is big airport and a very once at that. Loads of choices for food souvenirs shopping and eating. There's even scope for a relaxing massage if you have the time. I tried one of the automated kiosks and found it quite good.

Thank sam-zk
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105 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Very spacious and big airport. Modern and good looking. It has many facilities whether inside or outside the flying zones. The only blemish here is when we arrived from Faro we had to walk and walk, though there were walking belts but it took a while to reach the bags delivery zone more than what's usually expected. Still I give... More 

Thank Hussam G
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This airport is amazing. Super clean and very well signposted to your gates, baggage reclaim etc. There are many restaurants and bars to help you fill in time before your flight. All tastes are catered for. All prices in Euro's and outlets accept major credit cards. Baggage trolley's available along with transport for accessibility challenged passenger. Not too many staff... More 

2 Thank Keith J
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing experience there when i arrived from Saudi Arabia and when I traveled out to Paris. The staff were too professional with all passengers. Every thing is available inside airport terminals even food or shopping.

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Ferring, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

It is refreshing to have these continental coach trips around airports as they have all but disappeared in the UK. The behind the scenes tour lasted an hour and was well managed with a useful descriptive video describing the comings and goings of the airport and the economic benefits. It was a pity that the route did not include the... More 

2 Thank Michael P
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

I love factory tours so this behind-the-scenes airport tour was very appealing to me. In the end, I enjoyed it, but it may not be for everybody. About two days before the tour I tried to book tickets online, but the time slots that suited me were marked FULL, with a warning that "Full means full - don't call us".... More 

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