Yum, many good Cafes in Amsterdam, and AMS is a good airport to spot, here's some info.
If you are a plane spotter, you will already know our special 'spotters locations'. Not been there yet? Check it out and you may become fascinated by the numerous different types of aircraft from far-away places. Go to the 'spotters location' alongside the Kaag or Buitenveldert runways. You get a perfect view of the plans taking off and landing from a 'spotters promenade', from your car and even from a McDonalds restaurant. There is no charge for access to the spotters' locations.
Special car park
In Rozenburg, there is a special car park where you can watch plans taking off and landing. To reach it, drive from Schiphol towards The Hague. Leave the motorway at the exit marked Aalsmeer/Hoofddorp. At the traffic lights, turn right towards Aalsmeer. You will pass under the motorway bridge. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left (on your right-hand side you will see the Symbio garden centre). You are now on Aalsmeerderweg. The car park is located at the end of the road.
Another spotter's location is situated close to car park P40 on Loevesteinse Randweg. Leave the A4 motorway at the Schiphol exit and follow the signs to 'long-term parking'. You can also reach it on buses 68, 169, 174 and 236. This vantage point gives you a good view of the planes on the platform, Buitenveldert runway and Schiphol-East. There are notice boards with information about planes and Schiphol. There is even a McDrive restaurant of McDonalds.
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