paulc
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AMS Viewing Deck

Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:16 pm

I have heard rumours that the viewing deck is closed at AMS - can any local's confirm this??

Also if it is shut - where are the best places to go and photgraph from?

many thanks
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wietse
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:40 pm

Yes its closed.

Best places: along 06-24 and 18C-36C

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paulc
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Fri Mar 28, 2003 6:19 pm

Wietse,

thanks for the reply - is this a permanent closure or just while building work is going on?

Also what is the best way to get to the spots your mentioned - as we will have to use public transport or are they within walking distance of the terminal
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wietse
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Fri Mar 28, 2003 10:00 pm

Well, at first they said it was due to the war, but now the reason is believed to be the construction indeed..

For routes towards the other spots I suggest you have a look at http://www.schipholview.nl/

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jwenting
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Fri Mar 28, 2003 10:46 pm

A good spot within walking distance would be the bridge over the A-4 (and airport roads).
Walk towards and past the parking garage P2 from the terminal (left when you exit the terminal through the arrivals hall) towards the "cargo route".
Past the gas station and continue on until you see the bridge.
If the 36C is in use for departures (or 18C arrivals, but then not everyone will take it) aircraft will taxi past there. Never shot from there (usually drive to the 06-24 or 36R, but that might be too far for you to walk and there are no busses), but it looks like a good spot.

If the 09-27 is in use during the morning or early afternoon, the McD is also a good spot. Take the shuttlebus (free) to P3 (longterm parking) and walk a short distance towards the golden arches  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:42 am

In my memory McD is only good in the late afternoon (evening in summertime) During the morning hours and early afternoon the sun is behind the airplane. So thats no good..

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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:27 am

In the afternoon the sun to the west or northwest, so you're looking directly into it when at the McD  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:37 am

I only shot from the MacD spot once, and that was when the Beluga visited for the first time. The light is just horrible from that spot even in summer. So unless you enjoy Big Macs avoid that spot!

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RE: AMS Viewing Deck

Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:47 pm

Thanks for that link - am visiting in 8 days time - early arrival from LGW on Easyjet - there will be 4 of us so may see some of you around
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