Schiphol in 2019 has 5 runways. Actually 6 ones. Although the latter is mainly used for private aircrafts. Schiphol has so many runways because they want as many aircrafts as possible to take off and land against the Dutch wind. The runways are in different directions so that this can be made possible.
Schiphol has grown rapidly and still has ambitions. In 2018, around 71 million passengers used the airport. That is almost 200,000 a day! The intention is that this will grow even further in the coming years.
If you want to know more about the history of aviation, Schiphol and want a nice day out, Aviodrome Theme Park is a must to visit! This park is about an 1 hour drive from Schiphol Airport, which also houses a replica of the station building from 1928. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the past. A large scale to weigh your bags, piles of old KLM suitcases, nostalgic-looking plane tickets. A very nice day out for the whole family! Check out our Amsterdam Airport Transfers service if you want us to escort you from the arrivals to your destination in Amsterdam City. And read everything about arriving at the airport in our recent blog.