When we visited Belgium in late May, we traveled by train into the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in to catch a flight back to the U.S. Since our flight left very early in the morning, we wanted to stay at the airport the night before.
Schiphol (AMS) is one of our favorite airports to travel to and from Europe. With the Schiphol Railway Station right in the terminal, you can connect easily by train to destinations throughout Netherlands and other European countries.
This map shows the Schiphol Plaza, where you head downstairs to catch trains and upstairs to reach the Sheraton and Hilton airport hotels. There are also a large number of shops and restaurants in this area of the airport, outside of security.
After arriving on our train, we carried our bags upstairs to the plaza, and located this sign to the hotels, World Trade Center (WTC) and P1 Parking. Here you head up an elevated moving ramp, which connects you to other moving walkways.
A brand new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is being built (the black and white structure in the photo above) and is scheduled to open on November 2, 2015. Meanwhile, you have to take an elevator downstairs, walk through a parking lot, and eventually make your way to the current hotel entrance.
Still, this hotel is very popular with business travelers and tourists who are arriving late or departing early. We were glad to get up, enjoy the terrific buffet breakfast in the lobby, and walk on the moving walkways to check-in for our flight home.
This hotel is also a good choice for cruise travelers who arrive in Amsterdam late the evening before their Amsterdam or Rotterdam cruise departures.
Have you stayed overnight at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in one of the on-site hotels? How was your experience? Please share in comments below.
Check out these other posts on recent hotel stays:
- A Peek Inside the Ghent Marriott Hotel in Belgium
- A Look Inside the Residence Inn Montreal Airport Hotel
- Views from the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge in Alaska
- A Peek Inside the Hilton Antwerp Old Town Hotel
- A Look Inside the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square Hotel