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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

I was wondering something...i remember flying on Northwest and looking at the airport maps. I looked at the AMS one and it looked like there were a crapload of gates, there were numbers all over the place. Does AMS really have that many gates or is there some type of weird numbering system? any info? thanks and cheers  Smile


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User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

I don't know the details on their numbering system, but I do know that AMS doesn't really have that much gates. D-pier and E-pier are numbered in a different way.

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

AMS has B tru G, each letter is a separate concourse, and each gate has a number. So you have e.g. B18 on one side and G09 on the other side. From one to the other is a 30 minute walk! But follow the yellow signs and you'll get there eventually!
www.schiphol.com has a map!



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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

AMS has to be one of the easiest airports to get around, in my opinion. The place is pretty big, but connecting is no problem at all.

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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4568 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I was just there on the 20th. Agreed it is easy to get around. It just is a long walk and that place is busy.


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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

The D-pier has gates with dual numbers. The low numbers are for intra-European destinations which do not require a passport check (The so-called Schengen countries), and the high numbers are for all other destinations. To pass through to the higher gate numbers, you will have to clear customs.


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 5):
The low numbers are for intra-European destinations which do not require a passport check (The so-called Schengen countries), and the high numbers are for all other destinations.

The other way round!!! D03 tru D57 are non-Schengen, D59 tru D87 Schengen.
They're exactly the same gates like you say, but have different access, low numbers from the first floor, high numbers from the second floor, depending for which destination they are used.



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User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting Junior1970 (Reply 1):
but I do know that AMS doesn't really have that much gates

Don't know what you call 'not that many'. Just did a quick count on a current Jeppesen map, took into acount the D-gates that have 2 gates (upstairs-schengen, downstairs-nonschengen.) came to a total of 116 gates.( not counting remote stands) The number of actual airbridges is about 95.....Thats a lot in my book...


User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Oh well....depends on what you're used to I guess.  Smile

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

A little off topic but, if you are in AMS and you have a bit of time, may I suggest going to the little cafe by the windows between the F & G piers. Grab a coffee, enjoy the view and they have the best piggy's in a blanket (sausage rolls).  cloudnine  Darn, I've still got 6 weeks before I can enjoy one of those again.  banghead 


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User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Thread starter):
Does AMS really have that many gates or is there some type of weird numbering system? any info? thanks and cheers

AMS does have a lot of gates and is one of the easiest to navigate it. One of the best in the world.



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User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 9):
A little off topic but, if you are in AMS and you have a bit of time, may I suggest going to the little cafe by the windows between the F & G piers. Grab a coffee, enjoy the view and they have the best piggy's in a blanket

I have to agree on that. Boy I miss those piggy's in a blanket from back home. It's time for a family visit I guess.. Sad


User currently offlineLijnden From Philippines, joined Apr 2003, 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
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User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Amsterdam is known for being a "One Roof" terminal. No trains, no busses... There is the option of arriving on the ramp and catch a bus to the terminal, but this is usual the case with commuter/smaller flights that don't park at the gate.

Okay, getting from B18 to G9 is no peace of cake, but a good exercise before flying will do you good!


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 13):
Okay, getting from B18 to G9 is no piece of cake, but a good exercise before flying will do you good!

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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1481 times:
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Junior1970

"came to a total of 116 gates"

"AMS doesn't really have that much gates"

"Oh well....depends on what you're used to I guess"


I gotta ask but if AMS is "back home" and 116 isn't a lot of gates where are you now? For all the travel I've done 116 ranks way up there.



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User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

M404, I am currently living in the USA.
What I actually meant by "AMS doesn't really have that much gates" was that for a major international airport, it's not uncommon to have that many gates.
Go to for instance ATL, IAD or PHL, or LHR for that matter and you'll see a lot more gates then the 116 that are in AMS.

But anyway...I do miss the dutch food every now and then  Smile  yes 


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6483 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Junior1970,

PHL has about 118 gates and IAD has about 90 gates. AMS with 116 gates appears to be large by those standards!! ATL has about 190 gates but it is busiest airport in the world.

Looks as though AMS is right up there when it comes to gates!!!


User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Ok ok...I surrender  Smile
Next time I need to get my research straightened out. Apologies to everyone for not giving accurate information.  banghead 

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