Amsterdam Airport Schipol
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Given that I have traveled to and through Amsterdam numerous times, it would not have been surprising if, during one among several layovers at Schiphol Airport, I would resonate Tom Hank's character in the movie "Terminal". While Mr. Hank's was stuck at JFK, my Terminal story would have been at Schiphol. Most of my transits began during the 90s during my travel to and from the US. To this date, AMS has been a favorite, just the right size and quick enough through gates through immigration.
While most people narrate their experiences of Amsterdam and Netherlands at large, I wish to share my experience at one of the busiest airports in the world. Among key features, the most striking about AMS is it's proximity to and connectivity across Europe, Asia, Africa and Americas. For the most part, Schiphol Airport is 8-10 hours away from most international and domestic hubs, cities and towns across the globe. Together with high speed trains, metros and local transport, the airport provides seamless transportation options at Amsterdam.
Over time, airports across the globe have modernized and new airports have been constructed. Asian countries take the cake when it comes to growth in travel and accompanying infrastructure in terms of aircrafts, airports and the hospitality industry to align with the growth. However, airports such as Schiphol continue to remain relevant when it comes to connectivity across the continents. I would be fair to say that Schiphol Airport will remain among the best international hubs as well as a gateway to the Netherlands and Europe at large.