time left at schiphol? this is where you should go!
To be sure you don’t miss your flight, it’s best to be at the airport a few hours before your flight leaves. But the truth is, most of the times you get bored already after 5 minutes because there’s not much to do. Flying from Schiphol? There are enough spots to visit before and after you’ve been through the security. Want to know where you can do some great shopping and eat good food at Schiphol? We made a list for you!
10 x spots at schiphol to visit before security
Happy Seafood: Kibbeling, herring, even caviar oysters. Even if you do not get into a plane you want to go visit Happy Seafood. Yum!
Hello Goodbye Bar: The coffee and homemade sandwiches are to die for! Perfect for breakfast or lunch for in the plane!
Vlaamse Frites: This spot doesn’t need an explanation, who doesn’t like Flemish Frites? Get a some fries or a croquet on a bread before you go on your holiday.
Toko To Go: ancing rendang, crispy krupuk udang or ayam bali, hmm I get into it right away.
Hema: Forgot some stuff at home because you were in a hurry? Hema is your life saver!
LEON: This British chain is now at Schiphol! Salads, wraps, soups or fries, something for everyone.
Lekker Hollands: Did you missed the Dutch food? Or do you think you’re going to miss it? Then take a seat at Lekker Hollands and order a sandwich with cheese, or a real Bossche Bol!
Starbucks: Early flight? Go to Starbuck to wake up in the right way.
Pizza Per Tutti: A real pizza lover? The pizzas at Pizza Per Tutti are too good! A thin crust and fresh ingredients. The perfect snack before getting on to your flight!
Albert Heijn: Of course you’ll see this supermarket at Schiphol. Get some fresh sushi to eat during your flight.
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13 x Spots to visit after security
Grand Café Het Paleis: Do you want to feel like a real king or queen? Then have a drink at Grand Café Het Paleis. Either go for a drink or a fresh meal from the extensive classic menu that they have overhere before you get into the plane.
Harverst Market: Did you not have breakfast yet? At Harvest Market you can make your own breakfast. Hangop, yogurt, cereal, organic yogurt, fresh fruit, you name it!
Bread!: At Bread! they have delicious fresh sandwiches and juices. Fill your tummy before getting on the plane.
Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar: Do you fly in the evening and want to spoil yourself? Then drink some wine and oysters at this bar.
News & Books: Forgot a book but you don’t want to read during your vacation? Visit News & Books to get one.
XpresSpa: Delayed flight or just in the mood to get a quick massage? XpresSpa makes sure you can go in the plane in full power and with a zen feeling. Facials, massages and even manicures and pedicures, you can have it all!
Dutch Bar & Kitchen: Do you like typical Dutch food? Then go to Dutch Bar & Kitchen for a Dutch bite.
Kiosco Comunal: You can’t escape the yellow look of Kiosco Comunal, an on the go on the way to your gate where you can still your last cravings. They even have hot sandwiches with steak, delicious!
Airport Park: Want to relax? Then visit to Airport Park, the greenest hotspot at Schiphol. Go for the lounge chair or bag and read a good book. Is your phone battery empty? Then jump on the cycle and charge your phone by biking.
Galaxy Bar: For a cold beer, go to Galaxy Bar! Or a pie, or chips, or a delicious panini.
Juicy Details: For fresh juices you go to Juicy Details. Yummm!
Urban Food Market: Sandwiches, fresh juices. Check! Perfect to get something before leaving the airport.
East Bar & Bites: You can get real good Asian food at Schiphol at East Bar & Bites. From sushi to yakitori, wasabicrackers and even sake cocktails!
Do you need to fly early in the morning? Stay at a hotel near the airport, like Citizen M or the Hilton. You can also get yourself an Abel Taxi, they can bring you to Schiphol. How great! And another tip for frequent flyers: a Privium pas. With this pas you can get through security checks faster and there are great lounges where you can eat breakfast of have lunch.
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.