Another very nice spottersplace that can be reached by bus is the place near the Martinair Cargo fascilities. It is better than the MacDonalds. There are more movements and the sun is in the back. Moreover, you are just 100 meters away from the taxiway leading to the Martinair platform.
To go there you can take busline 191, and get out at busstop Reyklaviklaan/weg/straat something like that. From there it is about 10 to 15 minutes walking to the spot. I can not give you precise directions from there on, but if you have the map of Schiphol (such as the map on the link) and you know were the Martinair fascilities are, you will find it.
Gr325 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 699 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 967 times:
Thanks man, I am planning on going on the friday next week. Hope the weather is fine and see lots of big birds.
Luckily I have a OV studentenkaart so that makes it even cheaper to go there for the day.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 805 times:
The problem with McD's at AMS is that it sits on the north side of an east-west runway. Terrific view if you are just noting down registrations, but a problem for taking pictures as the sun is always in front of you.
Like Peter said, there are a lot of better places, one of the best ones being opposite the cargo area
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 797 times:
The spot at the Mc Donalds is currently the best place to be for arrivals. Because of the winds 27 has been used as the only arrivals runway for several days now, with departures on 24 (good spotting those from near the cargoramp).