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Book a Private Jet to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Schiphol airport is the third biggest airport in Europe and is located about ten kilometres outside of the Dutch capital. There are six runways of varying lengths and widths to accommodate flight traffic. The airport operates to the highest standards, offering passengers an excellent array of services.

Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) Airport

Amsterdam Airport is the Netherlands’ main airport and it stands on deeply historic land. About 400 years ago during the Dutch War of Independence, naval battles were taking place where aircraft now take off and land. Known for its violent storms, it wasn’t until 1852 that the Haarlemmermeer municipality was drained, taking five years in total to be completely dried out. In the north-east of the area a fort was built and named Schiphol, as the airport would also later be called. The site opened in 1916 as a military base, and four years later was converted to an aviation centre entirely for civilian use. As early as 1935 four asphalt runways had been installed.

A special feature that makes a flight to Schiphol so popular with art lovers is that the airport houses an external branch of the Rijksmuseum. Visiting the ever-changing exhibit is free, but because it is located behind the passport control desk entry it is only possible to enter for passengers either coming to, or those that have a flight from, Amsterdam.

Location of Amsterdam (AMS) Airport

Distances from Amsterdam Airport:

  • Amsterdam Euronext N.V.: approx. 22 kilometres by car
  • P.C. Hoofstraat: approx. 14 kilometres by car
  • Amsterdam RAI: approx. 13 kilometres by car

Private Jet Charter at Amsterdam Schipol

Amsterdam Airport is located approximately ten kilometres southwest of the city centre and spreads over a total area of 2,787 hectares. It is only three metres (10 ft) above sea level, making it the lowest lying airport in Europe. From the city’s position on the coast, there are a number of destinations you can arrive at in a relatively short amount of time with a charter flight from Amsterdam:

A charter flight from Amsterdam to Paris Le Bourget (LBG) takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. From this private airport, the centre of Paris is just 16 kilometres away, with the business area of La Défense an additional 4 kilometres away. If you are heading to London Luton (LTN), a private jets from Amsterdam also only take 1 hour and 15 minutes. The drive into central London from Luton takes almost as long as the flight itself. A helicopter transfer is certainly much quicker and more comfortable for bringing you into the city. The flight time from Schiphol Airport to Cannes (CEQ) is just under two hours. Located six kilometres away, it is possible to make a very quick transfer from the airport to the city. Nearby, the Principality of Monaco is just a 60 kilometre journey. A business flight from Amsterdam to London Farnborough (FAB) takes just over an hour. Its southern location is also ideal if you plan to visit the coastal cities of Brighton and Southampton. From Amsterdam airport, a flight to Nice (NCE) requires only two hours: just seven kilometres from the city centre and 30 kilometres from Monaco, there is no airport better place for you to enjoy all that the stunning Côte d’Azur has to offer. With a helicopter transfer, the flight to Monaco is only a few minutes long.

After London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle, Schiphol is the third largest airport in Europe. Every year, more than 495,000 (2016) flights are handled, with a total of more than 63.6 million passengers passing through. Private jet passengers enjoy a particularly high level of comfort. Privium members enjoy a dedicated check-in and security area, and access to the Privium ClubLounge. Alternatively, Schiphol Airport offers a complete VIP service, allowing for ultimate ease of travel with the utmost discretion and comfort. The exclusive services on offer include:

  • Check-in and baggage service
  • Private lounges with the possibility to rest and work
  • Chauffeur service to and from the airport
  • Exclusive food and drinks
  • Personal assistance for tax refunds
  • Direct access to the shopping area

The VIP centre is open daily from 6am to 11pm. You will find the main entrance at the end of the Jan Plezierweg street, next to the preferred parking area. Here private vehicles can be safely parked. Alternatively, there is a valet service at your disposal.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has six runways that all aircraft types and weights can use. What is particularly interesting about the runways is that they each have a name. Four of the runways (06/24, 09/27, 18C / 36C and 18L / 36R) are named after places nearby that are flown over when in use, while the runway 04/22 is named after the aircraft building formerly located on the grounds. The most recent runway received a neutral name.

Runway Length and width Surface Name
18R/36L 3,800 m × 60 m Asphalt Polderbaan
06/24 3,500 m × 45 m Asphalt Kaagbaan
09/27 3,453 m × 45 m Asphalt Buitenveldertbaan
18L/36R 3,400 m × 45 m Asphalt Aalsmeerbaan
18C/36C 3,300 m × 45 m Asphalt Zwanenburgbaan
04/22 2,014 m × 45 m Asphalt Oostbaan/Fokkerbaan

To protect the local population from excessive noise pollution, night time flight restrictions apply to the airspace over Amsterdam. Only quieter planes are permitted to take off and land between 11pm and 6am. Theoretically, flights by private jet to Amsterdam can be handled around the clock. Up to 34 movements are allowed per night (12,500 per year) and the approach is possible according to both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR).

Transfer from Amsterdam AMS Airport

To transfer from the airport to the city centre by car takes approximately 25 minutes. Various sizes of taxi wait directly at Schiphol Plaza, or alternatively luxury business taxis with professional drivers can be reserved in advance.

Book your Private Jet to Amsterdam and Discovering the City

During your stay in Amsterdam, you should try to visit some of the classic sightseeing spots. The city offers something for every kind of art lover. For anyone who enjoyed the Rijksmuseum display at the airport, the various exhibits of the National Museum will likely also be of interest. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum are also worth a visit. If you are staying in the city overnight, take advantage of one of the many luxury accommodation options the city has to offer. The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, located on the Herengracht is regarded as one of the best hotels. Find some exclusive souvenirs from your visit to the Dutch capital at the P.C. Hofstraat. On this shopping street you will find 700 metres of the most well-known boutiques and fashion houses. Afterwards visit the Van Baerlestraat and the Concertgebouw concert hall, where lunchtime classical performances take place. In November, the Amsterdam RAI conference centre attracts many visitors for Metstrade, the world's largest fair dedicated to the marine industry. In the exhibition halls, vendors display various pieces of navigation, communication and safety technology as well as furnishings for boats.

With JetApp you can easily charter flights to Amsterdam to ensure you travel quickly and with the utmost comfort.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EHAM / AMS
  • Surface area: 2,787 ha
  • Altitude: 3 m (10 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 63,625,664 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 496,256 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 6 (3,800 m; 3,500 m; 3,453 m; 3,400 m; 3,300 m; 2,014 m)

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