Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, located in the capital of Netherlands, was originally a military airbase before it was converted to an airport for civil aviation in 1920. The airport was built on reclaimed land, over a large lake that used to serve as a ship harbour. During that time, centuries ago, many shipwrecks occurred due to unprecedented, violent storms – Schiphol, which means ‘ship grave’ in English, was named after the numerous ships lost at sea. Today, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe’s busiest airports, well connected to notable airports around the world. Travellers looking to explore the Netherlands, and the rest of Europe, flock to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for direct flights to their destinations.
Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands. One of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe, it is full of recreational and cultural attractions. The main tourist attraction are its museums as well as its canals which have given it the name, ‘Venice of the North’.
The most convenient way to get from the city centre to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is by train. You can also take a taxi there.
Where to go from Amsterdam
Visit Eindhoven, the design capital of the Netherlands, where you can go an architecture-themed guided tour. Enjoy the modern architecture of the Vestedatoren, named the most beautiful tower of its kind in the Netherlands, the famous van Abbemuseum, where you can view modern art, and the Blob, a glass and steel structure which serves as the entrance to The Admirant shopping mall.
Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Enjoy strolling through the beautiful historic districts, visit the Fort St. Pieter and the Caves of St. Pieter. You can visit all the attractions on foot in this small city.
In Belgium, English is widely spoken; you do not have to know French, Dutch or German to get around. Be sure to visit the Grand Palace, and Royal Art and History Museum in Brussels, a historic city filled with majestic centuries-old architecture, fine art, delectable Belgian chocolates and great beer.
Visit Paris, the City of Love, home to the most visited tourist attraction in the world with over 200 million visitors since its construction, the Eiffel Tower. Also visit the Musee du Louvre to view masterpieces by European artists and the atmospheric Montmartre, where you could get a portrait drawn by one of the street artists.
Fly to New York and catch a show on Broadway. Stroll along Central Park and visit the Metropolitan Museum. You’ll also want to visit exciting Times Square and the Empire State building which offers a panoramic view of the city. Other attractions include Chrysler Building and the Museum of Modern Art.
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