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Things to do in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

  • Aviflora Flower Shop

    Tulip bulbs, seeds, and cut daffodils, roses, lilies, and more are for sale at this shop. Ask the shopkeeper for bulbs that are certified to pass U... More
  • Back to Life

    Licensed massage therapists offer 10- or 20-minute fully clothed chair massages; or you can wrap yourself in a waterproof blanket for an aqua massa... More
  • Holland Casino

    Why not have some fun and excitement while waiting for your flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Excitement and relaxation go hand in hand at Ho... More
  • Kids’ Forest at Schiphol

    Long flights take their toll on adults, much less children, so this free playground (designed for ages three to nine) in the Amsterdam Airport Schi... More
  • Meditation Centre

    A dose of peace and quiet can be found in the airport’s silent oasis, decorated with stained-glass windows and dedicated to meditation and prayer. ... More
  • Paolo Salotto

    Though the store also sells brands like Tumi, Samsonite, and Rimowa, among others, the namesake Italian-designed luxury leather goods make it worth... More
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol

    When that airport magazine gets old, travelers visit this art museum annex, a partnership between the city’s museum of the same name and Schiphol. ... More
  • Schiphol Plaza

    Most of the airport’s stores center around this hub, a well-vetted string of stores—Nike, H&M, the Body Shop, Suit Supply, and various boutiques—fr... More
  • Schiphol Weddings

    Move over, Las Vegas—the Schiphol Airport may be the new destination wedding location of choice. The airport’s wedding planner Marc Eijkens puts to... More
  • XpresSpa

    The earth-toned lounge and treatment rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the runways are Zen with a minimalist edge. Treatments—foot re... More

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