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Boom Chicago Show in Amsterdam

Boom Chicago Show in Amsterdam
Duration:
2 hours
From:
USD 33.42
Laugh the evening away at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam! This popular English-language comedy show is an exhilarating spectacle of sharp writing and quick improvisation with music, video and multimedia. This improvisational group, which began in 1993, is especially known for incorporating suggestions from the audience and addressing the issues of the day. Boom Chicago performs four nights a week at the historical 250-seat Rozentheater, located in Amsterdam's famous Jordaan Quarter in the canal district.

Amsterdam Fast-Track Canal Cruise from Central Station with Optional Attraction Tickets

Amsterdam Fast-Track Canal Cruise from Central Station with Optional Attraction Tickets
Duration:
60 minutes
From:
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Step aboard a glass-topped sightseeing boat with this 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise, and see the city sights by water. Simply reserve your preferred time at the excursion office before you cruise, and then bypass the lines at the pier. Then, cruise along the city's UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals to see the 'skinny bridge' of Magere Brug, the affluent Golden Bend district, the Anne Frank House and more, as you learn about Amsterdam's history from an audio guide. Boats depart at frequent intervals from morning till mid-evening.<br /><br />You can upgrade the fast-track canal cruise with multiple attraction combinations, such as XtraCold IceBar, Body Worlds Amsterdam, Red Lights Secrets Museum, Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam or the Amsterdam Dungeon. These combinations will give you an amazing discount for both activities. Tickets booked here also include fast-track admission to these attractions and museums, so you'll also save time at the entrance. <span class='vSpecial'><p>
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) Information


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 AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Info & Guide


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Where is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?  


AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the Netherlands' main airport, located 20 minutes (9.1 kilometres; 5.6 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport's official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, places the words in the Dutch order (Luchthaven Schiphol) instead of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The airport used to have the IATA code of SPL, which has fallen into disuse and has been replaced by AMS.


The Schiphol Airport is built as one large terminal, split into three large departure halls, which converge again once airside. The most recent of these was completed in 1994, and expanded in 2007 with a new part, named Terminal 4, although this part is not recognized as a separate building. Plans for further terminal expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the Zwanenburgbaan and Polderbaan runways that would end the one-terminal concept.


Schiphol is an important European airport, ranking as Europe’s 4th busiest and the world's 12th busiest by total passenger traffic. It also ranks as the world’s 6th busiest by international passenger traffic and the world’s 17th largest for cargo tonnage. 49.8 million passengers passed through the airport in 2011, a 10% increase compared with 2010.


Because of intense traffic and high landing fees, some low cost carriers decided to move their flights to smaller airports, such as Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Many low cost carriers (like easyJet, SkyEurope, and Bmibaby) continue to operate from Schiphol, using the low-cost H-pier.


Schiphol Airport is the home base of KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Arkefly, Martinair and Transavia.com, and a hub for Northwest Airlines in cooperation with KLM.


 

 Other Items of Interest at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport


Services at the Schiphol Airport include:


  • Privium services for frequent fliers with membership
  • Exchange Avenue conference facilities - 3rd floor above Departures 1
  • Airport Business Point (a waiting lounge to have a meeting or or meet up with your driver) - Arrivals Hall 2
  • Meet and Assist services
  • Shower rooms at Hotel Mercure Schiphol Terminal
  • Sheraton Fitness & Spa (open 24 hours) - Plaza Schiphol
  • Rituals Spa - Lounge 1
  • XpresSpa - 3 locations
  • Back-to-Life Centre (oxygen bar available) - Holland Boulevard
  • Airport Library (complete with books and newspapers)
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol (see a Rembrandt!) - Holland Boulevard
  • Casino - Holland Boulevard
  • Medical services and pharmacy
  • Meditation silence centre - Holland Boulevard
  • Panorama viewing terrace - outside (09:00 - 17:00)
  • Kids Forest - Holland Boulevard
  • XD Theatre (ages 5 and up) - Lounge 2
  • Panoramic Amsterdam City Tour - operates from AMS, perfect for a layover




Additional Amsterdam Schiphol Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 23 Jan 2018