Schiphol’s Panorama Terrace is open again!

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. Schiphol’s Panorama Terrace is alsmost open again! Do you want to do some plane spotting, climb into an old KLM Fokker 100 or simply enjoy the amazing view? From Saturday 5th of February you’re very welcome to join us at one of the airport’s best locations.

Plane spotting

The Panorama Terrace is one of the most well-loved spots at Schiphol. Visitors at the airport can see planes on the platform from up close – no ticket required. What’s more, entry is free-of-charge. Renovations at Departure 1 and coronavirus safety measures unfortunately meant that the terrace was closed for a long period of time. Luckily, that’s no longer the case.

Fokker 100

No visit to Schiphol is complete without a trip to the Panorama Terrace. As well as marvelling at the planes, you can also experience what it is like to be a passenger or pilot in a real Fokker 100. The aircraft was in use between 2 March 1989 and 19 February 2010. Did you know that this Fokker 100 landed on the Panorama Terrace in 2011? Not a real landing though – the aircraft was lifted onto the terrace by crane.

Day out at Schiphol

A day out at Schiphol spotting planes has always been a popular activity. In the 1930s, when Schiphol was located where Schiphol-Oost is now, there was already a terrace area for visitors. People would come by bicycle to catch a glimpse of the remarkable wooden and aluminium planes. And in the 60s and 70s, people would come especially to the airport to see the first jets. Perhaps in a few years’ time, visitors at the Panorama Terrace will be able to see the first electric aircraft taxiing at Schiphol!

Open every day

The Panorama Terrace is open to visitors daily. During wintertime from 09:00 to 17:00, during summertime from 07:00 to 21:00. You will find the entrance to the terrace in Departure 1.

Please note that the Panorama Terrace will be closed in bad weather conditions such as fog, ice and storm.

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