bmibaby737
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Amsterdam In July

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:35 pm

Hi Guys,

Just a quick random question really; what is the best day of the week to visit Amsterdam Schiphol in July, in terms of how busy the airport is and the variety/speciality of the scheduled aircraft/airlines? Does it really make much difference?

Many thanks!

bmi
 
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ThierryD
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:28 am

Hi bmi,

my experience told me that no matter what day you go you'll always have lots of interesting traffic at AMS. Sometimes you also get nice surprises and see aircraft that weren't necessarily on the schedule.

But maybe one of the locals can give you more detailed information.

Kind Regards,

Thierry
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:15 am

Hi bmi,

Overall, Saturday seems to be the quitest day in AMS, but it really depends on what you think is interesting.

http://www.aviationphotos.org/index.html
On this website, a full list of expected aircraft is posted for most days (the links are top left). You now need to register which apparently takes a couple of days.

http://www.scramble.nl/forum/viewfor...d=c6fcecaf9325c2a410a68da83f215594
You can also keep an eye on the Scramble forum, AMS section, for the more of less unusual visitors. Most posts are in English especially for you.

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bmibaby737
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:14 am



Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 2):
Overall, Saturday seems to be the quitest day in AMS, but it really depends on what you think is interesting.

http://www.aviationphotos.org/index.html
On this website, a full list of expected aircraft is posted for most days (the links are top left). You now need to register which apparently takes a couple of days.

http://www.scramble.nl/forum/viewfor...d=c6fcecaf9325c2a410a68da83f215594
You can also keep an eye on the Scramble forum, AMS section, for the more of less unusual visitors. Most posts are in English especially for you.

Hi Peter,

That's fantastic information, thank you very much for that!
 
timdegroot
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:17 am

The best day is the one with the best weather, traffic is always interesting I think

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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:49 pm

Are there any ways to get the Kaagbaan view points by foot from the terminal?
 
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:56 pm



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 5):
Are there any ways to get the Kaagbaan view points by foot from the terminal?

Busline 187, 188, 191 and 198 pass the spot so you can easily take any of these busses. For more information on spotting at Schiphol, and the public transport links, see my site:

www.schipholspotter.com
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:54 pm



Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 6):
Busline 187, 188, 191 and 198 pass the spot so you can easily take any of these busses.

The bus / platform information is displayed on LCD screens right in front of you when you exit the terminal. There is a flat fee "Schiphol Ticket" which can be bought in the bus, costs EUR 1,50 and is valid for all the schiphol area bus stops.

Roel.
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:42 pm

I had a site listed in my favourites that showed nearly all expected arrivals at AMS each day with regs etc but I lost the link a while back. Does anybody here happen to have it by any chance?
 
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:23 pm



Quoting Donder10 (Reply 8):

How about the one in Reply 2?
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:31 pm



Quoting Donder10 (Reply 8):
I had a site listed in my favourites that showed nearly all expected arrivals at AMS each day with regs etc but I lost the link a while back. Does anybody here happen to have it by any chance?

It's the first link in reply two, but nowadays you need an account to view it where in the past you could go in without account.
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:48 am

I'm also thinking of a quick overnight at AMS later in the month armed with my SBS.

Which hotel would be best for views across the airfield? I'm thinking of a lazy evening at a hotel window logging arrivals! Dont mind spending a bit extra for the view.
 
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:08 pm



Quoting Jiggles (Reply 11):
Which hotel would be best for views across the airfield? I'm thinking of a lazy evening at a hotel window logging arrivals! Dont mind spending a bit extra for the view.

Both the Sheraton and Hilton have outstanding views from some rooms; from others you see nothing. Ask for a room as high as possible although the top floors are reserved for members of their loyalty plans. Because both hotels are between the runways you won't see everything; rates are cheaper on weekends.
 
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:00 am

Thanks for the feedback guys.
Has anyone stayed at the Ibis or Etap near McDonalds? Any rooms with views there?

Thanks
 
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RE: Amsterdam In July

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:57 am

Ive just come back from AMS after a 3 day sortie there, there are plenty of things going on from the terminal view from 7am to 8pm and I'm sorting through 1662 pix taken over the time with one or two new aircraft seen so hopefully I may get them on here if the judges allow. I stayed on the panorama terrace as the weather wasnt that great and the chances of getting absolutely soaked on a walkabout didnt appeal much to me, the cafe was there and all the conveniences too so I saw no point in going from the area. but as regards visitors I thought that Thursday was the busiest of the three but that could just be me. I stayed at the citizen M at the airport -its 2 mins walk away from the main a/p building, its not cheap but my goodness it was classy. I didnt manage to get to the top floor but the view over the piers G and H are pretty good, especially when I saw the Atlas Blue 737 parked there. Look for bargains at the Ibis, A guy I spoke too got his for €65 - mine cost €210 for 3 nights so its worth looking for bargains. and just enjoy it all - I did.

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