The Panorama Terrace at Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport is truly unique. It’s a place where the public can stand on top of the terminal to do some very up-close plane spotting. And you don’t have to be a traveller to do this, which makes it pretty cool!

There is even an old KLM Fokker on the terrace as a static display that you can walk through. The photos can explain the whole experience better than words, so I’ll let you enjoy the gallery!

If you’re flying through AMS and have some time during a layover or before/after a flight, I’d highly recommend a quick trip to the roof! I had a 4 hour long layover in AMS, so had plenty of time for this little trip. In all, I probably made one of the shortest ever trips to The Netherlands, a total of about 15 minutes outside customs!

Thanks for reading,
-Swayne Martin
Twitter: @MartinsAviation

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4 Responses

  1. Karlene

    Something taken for granted… how many times I walk through the terminal and never make it to the terrace. One day. I wish all airports had this feature.

    • Swayne Martin

      It’s a pretty amazing thing to have! I wish all airports had this too! On you next layover in AMS, make sure to go up there Karlene. It was pretty awesome, and I’ll be you’ll see the A330 you flew in!


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