Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Don't linger

I've traveled to and through here quite a bit over the past few years, because of work. It's an OK terminal, but it's not designed for you to linger anywhere (until your gate is open). Just keep moving.

Also, food vendors ask to see your boarding pass, which is a bit strange.

Train connections are excellent. Don't even *think* about getting into Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, etc any other way.

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This gliding field is no more, and the gliding club has move

After the gliding club based at Den Helder Naval Station ("de Kooy") was forced to find a new place to fly due to increasing off-shore helicopter traffic based at this NAS as well, the club found this farmer's field in Middenmeer (Wieringermeer). This glider-only field has now been decommissioned after utilities company Nuon took an interest in their field to put up a few windmills and made an offer to move the entire club and its operations to a new field just south of Hypolitushoef. Brand new field, facilities, all of it, very nice. The new addres is Hippolytushoeverweg 15a, 1774 MK Slootdorp, Netherlands and they can be reached on w3-zweef-nl or +31 6 22537070.

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Best transit airport in the world

in my opinion, everything run above standard, security, immigration, connections and transfer service, restaurants, shops, areas to rest etc.

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Danger here night shoot out here

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Bathrooms not clean

We arrived at 6:45 am and the bathrooms were unclean. I was excited to return to the US via Europe from Africa especially for the bathrooms. But your bathrooms were unclean and many were not working! Also, when you remodel you need to make more women's bathrooms -the lines were crazy long. I was just bewildered that your bathrooms were this poor.

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Security

Unbelievably to strict and obtrusive! Rude and unnessasary! I won't recommend going to Netherlands if people are that rude! I won't ever come thru this airport again either!!!

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Excellent airport

Excellent airport, specially for connecting flights. The facilities are very well maintained and is well designed (not very big). I recommend this website: http://www.amsterdam-airport.com

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Texel 2014

I visited in July 2014. Very friendly airport run by father and son team Ed and Mike. Landing fee and parking for three nights came to Euro 67.

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Aerial View

Aerial View of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol http://www.topworldimages.com/Amsterdam_Airport_Schiphol.htm

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Antonov AN-2

In august 2011 I flew as a passenger in the Texel-based historic Antonov AN-2 with the founder of the Texel Scool of Skydiving, Bob Rienks. I flew in to Texel in 1995 with a Cessna C-172 from France (LFIH). A very cosy airfield with a restaurant, hotel and a museum and a lot of visitors coming from England, Germany or farther away.

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Turkish Airlines Crash

This morning, Turkish Airlines flight 1951, a Boeing 737, made what appears to be a forced landing in a field 1.5 nm short of runway 18R at Schipol. Most of the passengers survived, but there were nine fatalities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines_Flight_1951

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Easy airport

I visited Schiphol for the second time in 2006. It was simple, fast, and well-organized, with virtually no waiting time for customs. Easy and inexpensive to get into Amsterdam (or to other parts of Holland) by rail. Coming from North America, you're far better connecting here than Heathrow for visiting the continent.

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Good organised

I often visit this airport, and I always feel comfortable, since everything is well-organised. There has been a period that to passing security check-in took long cueing, but that also seems to be resolved by now.

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visitor friendly

Excellent hub airport. So many people go through there in transit and it's well set up for it. Even after 9/11, I was able to easily leave the airport for a tour of Amsterdam and come back with litlle hassle. Even the attractions at the airport are nice.

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Nice Airport

Landed here in 1997 ... flying with two children under 5. I was half asleep, but remember the bathrooms being very clean, and the terminal being very easy to navigate.

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