Get a front row seat on all the action from the Panorama Terrace. It's the best place to spot planes, or just get an expansive view over the airport runways. There is a real KLM Fokker 100 on display, which gives you a glimpse into the past. You can also enjoy the views from one of the on-site restaurants.
Get closer than close
The panoramic terrace is the perfect place to go plane-spotting. From here, you have a great view of the planes in the C, D and E piers. You can also see out over Aalsmeerbaan and Oostbaan. There are also telescopes that you can use to see the planes up-close, so bring 50 cents or 1 euro. Entrance is free.
Sit in the pilot's seat
You can see an authentic Fokker 100 KLM Cityhopper plane on the Panorama Terrace. You can get unique insights into the cockpit and hear reports from the control tower, which will make you feel like a real pilot. Check the baggage hold and learn about the history of the Fokker aircraft. Entrance is free.
Building a sustainable future
The Panorama Terrace has two small wind turbines and a few solar panels. A dashboard shows how much energy has been generated by both sources. Royal Schiphol Group is building a more sustainable future. The wind turbines and solar panels are a playful way to show this to the public.
Opening times for the Panorama Terrace
The Panorama Terrace is publicly accessible, and is located on the third floor. You can get there by lift or a stairway between Departures 1 and 2. Simply follow the first signs to Departures 1 & 2, then look for another sign that reads 'Panorama Terrace'. Please note that opening times differ during the summer and winter period.
During summer, the Panorama Terrace is open from 07:00-21:00 from the last Sunday in March.
From 1 October to the last Saturday in October the Panorama Terrace is open from 08:00-19:00.
During winter, the Panorama Terrace is open from 09:00-17:00 from the last Sunday in October.
For safety reasons, the Panorama Terrace will be closed during bad weather, like storms, snow and ice.
Due to construction works the restaurants Touch Down and Dakota's, that are next to the Panorama Terrace, are temporarily closed.