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Schiphol Airport plane spotting locations

Schiphol Airport plane spotting locations
Schiphol. A plane every 2 minutes

Witness takeoffs and landings

Vijfhuizen - Located near the runway, many spotters choose to spot from the 'Vijfhuizen' location. This location is good for spotting as it has very close views on takeoffs / landings - as long as the Polderbaan, one of the five runways of Schiphol is being used.



Schiphol Airport

Schiphol ranks as Europe's 4th busiest airport by number of flights. Direct flights are operated to more than 220 destinations in 90 countries. Schiphol has five main runways. Around Schiphol Airport there are a few good places for plane spotters.

Plane spotters location neat the Polderbaan runway
Plane spotters location neat the Polderbaan runway

Polderbaan runway near Vijfhuizen

The spotters location near the village of Vijfhuizen is a popular place to watch the planes. The location is very close to the Polderbaan runway. The Polderbaan is one of the five runways at Schiphol. If the wind is good, you will see departing and arriving planes every 2 minutes.

The spotters location near the village of Vijfhuizen

Spottershill near the McDonald's
Spottershill near the McDonald's

Spottershill McDonald's

Spottershill next to the McDonald's is easy accessible by car. From highway A9 near Amsterdam take exit N231/Schipholdijk. After about 500 meters you reach Schiphol-Oost. Take the exit to the parking lot next to the McDonald's. If the wind is right, you will have a great view at the planes.
The old Schiphol
The old Schiphol. The old control tower is located near the McDonald's. From here you can see the airport and the hangars

Schiphol Panorama terrace

On the premises of Schiphol, before passport control, you can visit the panorama terrace. From here you have a great view on the platform. Access is free of charge.
Schiphol Panorama terrace
The Panorama terrace at Schiphol airport offers a magnificent view

Fire drill at Schiphol airport
Fire drill at Schiphol airport
Plane spotter near the runway at Schiphol airport
Plane spotter near the runway
The Polderbaan runway at Schiphol airport
The Polderbaan runway at Schiphol airport

Visitor information
Address: IJweg
Zip / City: Vijfhuizen

Schiphol Airport plane spotting locations

Important: The location on the map is for indication only and can differ from reality. The reviews on this site are posted by visitors and do not represent the view of the editors. Steps and calories are an average and indicational only.




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