News: Spotters enjoy early Christmas celebration along the runway

On Saturday 16 December, around one hundred plane spotters gathered at Schiphol for the first edition of the Christmas Spotting Event. The idea behind this event came from one of the spotters, and we were more than happy to take it further.

Spottersevent Schiphol December 2023

Published on: 18 December 2023

Festive spotting

Plane spotting is good, plane spotting together is better, and plane spotting together during the festive season is the best! On 16 December, about a hundred aircraft enthusiasts gathered at the Panorama Restaurant on the Panorama Terrace to enjoy the view and take a look at the brand-new displays recently placed there. The spotters were given an explanation of the photo competition and there was a quiz. The winner of the quiz went home with the famed model Schiphol Tower.

Spottersevent Schiphol December 2023

Enthusiastic spotters

After that, the group went on a tour of various locations to – yes, you guessed it – do a spot of plane spotting. From a Boeing 737 to an Airbus A380, the enthusiastic spotters were treated to sightings of various aircraft and had the chance to photograph them.

Spottersevent Schiphol December 2023

Tour of airside

The event came to a celebratory conclusion on the Panorama Terrace at the end of the day. The winner of the photo competition, who will win an exclusive tour of airside, will soon be announced. Would you like to know where the best places to spot planes are? Find out here.