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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

i want to go to AMS, as does fellow photographer josh akbar. my good buddy ron told me today that noreving there would be a nightmare during the summer. so, here is my question, when would be the best time to go in terms of ease of nonreving and good photography. also, would 300mm be enough for the types of photos seen here on anet? keep in mind, i'm only thinking about going for a day or two....

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

AMS is lovely  Smile/happy/getting dizzy You see so many diffrent people and aircraft. I have connected there several times, but it seems that I just never have enough time to observe. As to the lens, I really don't know, sorry.

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

For photography a 300mm will be enough, I use a 200mm and can get along quite nicely. Although some pictures are imposible with my 200mm, a 300mm will sure be enough for all kinds of photography.

Personally I prefer the summer over the winter as the weather in the winter is more likely to be bad. Lot's of rain in winter.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

what about the fall? would that be the best of both worlds for me? i really want to go and since i can nonrev i want to do it that way... i can't afford the ticket outright. can anyone tell me more about this "sweet spot" there? i unerstand that there is a fence but in the middle of a moat and below eye level. is it near a busy runway? any more info is greatly appreciated.

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

avid winter too cold lol

Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

There is no fence. There is a moat however, about 6 meters wide and it seperates you from airside land. There are bicycle paths pretty much all around the airport. You really cant miss the spots, they are THAT obvious  Smile


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Some of the spots are accesible by public transport. For instance the excellent spot along runway 06/24 (Kaagbaan). There are no fences here at all, but there is a levy. You can find details on spotting at AMS and the bus routes at my site:


Not all spotters sites are accesible by busses though. The new runway for instance is next to impossible to reach unless you got a car or at least a bike at your disposal. You can reach the taxiway that links the new runway with the rest of the airport, but it is a bit of a hassle. Again, check my website for details.

User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2426 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

I visited Amsterdam in January. I was next to the Vondelpark and I remember listening thr sound of all those aircrafts taking off; but it was sooooo cloudy (snowind and everything) that I never saw anyone.

My advice: don't go there in January (unless you care for nothing but the red light district  Big grin )

)( Arcano

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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Now is a good time. I think year-round it's good to visit. A beautiful city in a very picturesque country. Go soon...


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