Schiphol Airport (AMS)

The main international airport of the Netherlands is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, known informally as Schiphol Airport. Schiphol Airport (AMS) is regarded as Europe’s third busiest airport with passenger traffic of more than 72 million in 2019 and aircraft movements. It is home to KLM, KLM City hopper, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia, EasyJet, and TUI fly to the Netherlands.  

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has bagged several awards including the Best Airport award in 2020.

GeneraI Information about Schiphol Airport

The following table is an overview of AMS Airport indicated below:

AirportAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
Airport TypePublic
Owner/OperatorRoyal Schiphol Group
Built In (Year)September 16, 1916
ServesGreater Amsterdam
Hubs forKLM
KLM Cargo
KLM Cityhopper
Schiphol Airport CodeAMS
Schiphol Airport Terminalsone terminal
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Runway6
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Coordinates52°18′00″N 4°45′54″E
Schiphol Airport AddressAankomstpassage 1, 1118 AX Schiphol, Netherlands
Contact Number31 20 794 0800
ElevationAMSL−11 ft / −3 m

Schiphol Airport Code

Schiphol Airport Code is AMS. This airport derives its IATA code from the capital city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Its elevation above sea level is -3 meters. 


Schiphol Airport Map

The Schiphol Airport location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Schiphol Airport (AMS) Runways

Six world-class runways services by Schiphol Airport (AMS): 

04-226,608 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
06-2411,483 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
09-2711,329 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
18C-36C10,826 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
18R-36L12,467 ft198 ftAsphaltYes
18L-36R11,155 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

Schiphol Airport Terminal

Schiphol Airport (AMS) features a single terminal building divided into three sections—the terminal hosts 223 boarding gates, and 18 double jetways for handling operations of the Airbus A380. 

Airlines Operating from Schiphol Airport

The following airlines operate from Schiphol Airport:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aeroflot
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Arabia Maroc
  • Air Astana
  • Air Canada
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air Serbia
  • Air Transat
  • airBaltic
  • American Airlines 
  • Alitalia 
  • American Airlines 
  • Anadolujet
  • Arkia
  • Austrian Airlines

Closest Airports to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Some of the Domestic and International Airports closest to Amsterdam Airport are:

Domestic airports near AMS

Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM / EHRD)- 55 km
Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ / EHGG)- 200 km
Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST / EHBK)- 208 km
Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS / EDDL)- 227 km
Münster Osnabrück International Airport (FMO / EDDG)- 241 km
Dortmund Airport (DTM / EDLW)- 256 km
Liège Airport (LGG / EBLG)- 257 km
Ostend-Bruges International Airport (OST / EBOS)- 288 km
Lille Airport (LIL / LFQQ)- 298 km

International airports near AMS

Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM / EHRD)- 55 km
Eindhoven Airport (EIN / EHEH)- 126 km
Antwerp International Airport (ANR / EBAW)- 164 km
Weeze Airport (NRN / EDLV)- 166 km
Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ / EHGG)- 200 km
Brussels Airport (BRU / EBBR)- 204 km

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