Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has a lot going for it.
Besides being just 20 minutes from downtown Amsterdam, the airport is just a fun place to hang around.
There are really fun play areas for kids, a casino for adults, a short-stay Yotel hotel perfect for napping and refreshing up, lounge chairs, a library and some really great artwork.
The airport is also home to a branch of Amsterdam’s infamous Rijksmuseum.
Loocated on Holland Boulevard, post-security, between Piers E and F, the museum is open every day and there is no admission fee charged.
The museum has a permanent exhibition of ten works by Dutch masters of the Golden Age as well as temporary exhibitions that change several times a year.
The current special exhibition, ‘Dutch Winters,’ will be up through March 2011.
Isaac Israëls, Two Girls in the Snow, ca. 1890-94