AMSTERDAM AIRPORT, NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands and the 3rd-busiest airport in Europe. The large airport with 6 runways is famous, not only for its unique spots for planespotters (close to the runway and without any fence), but also because of the extreme crosswinds at the Polderbaan (runway 18R-36L) during a southwestern storm. AMS is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, and about 10 kilometers east of the Dutch North Sea coast. So when a storm passes by, AMS often gets the full power of the storm with extreme crosswinds and strong gusts as a result, as you can watch in this next Top 10 Go Around video by YouTuber Jerry Taha Aviation.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – also known as Schiphol Airport – is the main international airport of the Netherlands. In terms of passenger volume it’s the 3rd-busiest airport in Europe and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movement. Schiphol is the home base for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper, and an important hub for Delta Airlines, MartinAir, Transavia, Corendon Dutch Airlines, and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a base for EasyJet and LEVEL.
(Head image: Jerry Taha)