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Best Airports for a Long Layover: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

With nearly 100 years in the same location—it's the only airport able to make that claim—this one-terminal hub has a long record of pleasing passengers. It's got the world's only museum to be annexed in an airport, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (free), which showcases paintings by Dutch masters such as Jan Steen and Ferdinand Bol. You can also settle into an armchair at the world's first airport library, stocked with print and e-tomes available in 29 languages. Business travelers appreciate the free Wi-Fi, multiple spas (where you can opt to have Garra rufa fish nibble on your feet) and showers at Departure Lounge 3's Mercure hotel. Unwind with a glass of champagne at Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar (Departure Lounge 1), or get some peace and quiet at the totally device-free Silence Centre. Tip: A five-star Hilton Hotel will open here in 2015; in the meantime, stay at the Sheraton, which can be accessed via the airport's arrival and departure halls. schiphol.nl


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