Before my flight back to London Luton, I made a quick visit to the Panorama Terrace at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. I would highly recommend a visit, the deck has great views over several of the gates and Runway 18L/36R. Signage is very good, and there are several shops/restaurants on the deck.
Enjoy this selection of pictures, taken with a Canon EOS 700D & EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii USM Zoom lens.
The left side of the terrace. KLM Boeing 737-7K2(WL) PH-BGH sits at Gate D3
From the left side of the terrace, Gates E2 to E24 are visible. Some of these gates are home to special boarding aerobridges that link to the aft doors of KLM’s 747 fleet. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner PH-BHE, Boeing 747-406(M) PH-BFS, Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZO as well as many other KLM 747s are visible.
The deck is also home to Fokker F100 PH-OFE. I was too busy snapping photos to have a look inside, but never fear, as I will return to Amsterdam soon to complete my mission!
This is the view from the right side of the terrace, overlooking part of the twin fork concourse that houses the “D” gates.
KLM “Retro Jet” Boeing 737-8K2(WL) PH-BXA was parked at one of the D Gates, surrounded by ground vehicles.
KLM Boeing 737-7K2(WL) PH-BGH pushing back for some European destinations.
KLM Boeing 737-8K2(WL) PH-BGA pulling onto stand after the short hop from Heathrow.
Aeromexico Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N183AM on the move.
KLM Boeing 737-8K2(WL) PH-BXG taxiing for departure.
Alitalia Airbus A320-214 EI-DTK. Wonder how long it will be until these are a thing of the past :(
Air Europa Boeing 737-85P(WL) EC-MJU pulls onto stand in the boring new livery
Flybe De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 G-FLBA taxiies out for departure.
KLM Boeing 737-8K2(WL) PH-BXD pushing back
And that’s all folks!
Sorry for the lack of aircraft variety, and some heat haze in the shots. The best time to visit the terrace is during morning rush hour. Unfortunately, at that time, I was on a train heading for Amsterdam from Bruge. Somethings just can’t be helped.
If you plan to visit the terrace, make sure you have at least a 200mm lens. A 300mm or 400mm would be quite good for taxi shots, when the taxiways around visible from the spot are very busy (during the mornings).
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