History - Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Using a field as its main runway, Amsterdam Schiphol was opened as a military base in 1916, and first used for civil aircraft in 1920. By 1940 the field being used as a runway was replaced by 4 asphalt runways.
The name of the airport, Schiphol, was derived from a former fortification called Fort Schiphol which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defense works.
Now home to 6 runways (one of which is used for general aviation) Amsterdam Schiphol has transformed into one of Europe’s busiest airports, regularly in the top five.
Landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Location of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam Schiphol is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Amsterdam's city centre (a 20-minute drive).
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Facts
Call sign: AMS
Runway distance available: 12467ft
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