Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (that is also known as Schiphol Airport) is a main international airport in the Netherlands. The airport is located 19 km from Amsterdam. The airport is the third European airport in passenger traffic. It annually services 72 million people. The air hub was founded as a military airfield in 1916. After the First World War, the air base started to serve as a civil airport. Then, the airport stopped being used for military purposes. In the period of the Second World War, the airport suffered from the German occupation, was bombed and destroyed. In 1949, the restored airport took the leading position among airports in the Netherlands.
The passenger terminal is divided into three concourses. Schiphol Airport has six air-strips, five of which can accommodate heavy and large airplanes.
In â€śSchiphol Plazaâ€ť at the airport, there is the railway station where you can catch a train to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and the Hague. There are a lot of international railway routes. Schiphol has international and long haul bus connection. The bus station is located in front of the passenger terminal. The taxi rank is located at the exit from the terminal.