Schiphol Airport-Amsterdam is an important European airport -- it ranks amongst the world’s 5th busiest by international passenger traffic and the world’s 17th largest for cargo tonnage. Today Schiphol is ranking as Europe’s 4th busiest and the world's 16th busiest airport by total passenger traffic.
"Schiphol" has large shopping areas as a source attraction for locally and internationally travellers. The airport shopping centre “Schiphol Plaza” has grown over the years exponentially and visited by air travellers and non-traveling people who can shop duty free for Jewellery - Watches- Fashion -Accessories - Liquor – Delicacies - Perfumes - Cosmetics Electronics – Gadgets - Gifts - Souvenirs
Amsterdam Airport "Schiphol" has a large rooftop viewing area for aviation enthusiasts “Panorama” terrace which aviation enthusiasts can enter for free.
Besides the Panorama terrace the airport has other spotting sites - the newest “Polderbaan” runway and at the McDonald's restaurant at the North side of Schiphol. Nowadays the location for a KLM Cityhopper Fokker 100 has been modified to a permanent exhibition.
“Schiphol's” originates from an old fortification named “Fort Schiphol” which was part of the defence works before 1852 “Stelling van Amsterdam” at “de Haarlemmermeer polder” in which the airport is situated was a former large lake in which shallow waters where sudden violent storms could claim many ships. As a result in English translates Schiphol to [Ship Grave] as a reference to the large number of ships sunk in those days.
Air travellers between flights can visit an annex of “het Rijksmuseum” offering a small overview of both classical and contemporary art collection and admission to the permanent exhibits are for free.
In the Airport-Amsterdam is alongside the museum a library offering e-books and music by Dutch
artists and composers that can be downloaded free of charge to a laptop or
mobile device -- visitors can also access
a collection of 1,200 books by Dutch authors or on subjects relating to the
country’s history and culture.
Schiphol airport has many services one of them is that travellers can also get married.
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