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Note: The departing Vietnam Airlines A359 attracting quite some attention at the recently popular 36L lineup spot.
Approximate coordinates: 52°19'45.0"N 4°42'21.1"E
Remember that when going to this spot no trash should be left behind, nor...
Note: Located at the end of the Vijfhuizerweg, just a few hundred meters after the official spotting location of the Polderbaan, thisi spot is perfect for line-ups and rotation shots of RWY 36L.
Light conditions are good from around 14:00 till...
Note: Quite some attention for this departing A330 with Schiphol tower in the distance. This spotting location is located near the Hoofdweg Oostzijde in Hoofddorp. Coordinates: 52.32905, 4.72779. Best spotting is when runway 36C is in use for...
Note: Probably the best spotting position in Amsterdam: Right next to the Polderbaan (coordinates for example 52.342438 4.707439). Lying on the grass, food and sweets are sold next and you don't need a ladder - what could be better?
Note: This overview photo shows both the old (left, 1967) and the new (1991) control tower, the visitor terrace with the F100 (PH-OFE), and the airfield in the (normally) busy morning hours. As you can see, the 747 (PH-BFW) is still active
Note: A sad but also unique sight; runway 18L/36R (Aalsmeerbaan) is now in use as a parking spot for grounded KLM-frames, caused by the COVID-19 crisis. At this moment a total of eight planes were parked; three A330-200s, one 777-200ERs and four...
Note: Emirates A380 A6-EOR is about to pass the Polderbaan, one of the best spotting locations in the world. On weekends there is often a food truck in the parking lot. Google Earth 52°20'31.20"N, 4°42'25.25"E.
Note: at the left the first CT of the current main airport. In the center the current main CT of Schiphol. For the remote runway, De Polderbaan, is an other tower.
KLM's B747 PH-BFH is being prepared for the next flight.
Note: Great photography location at Amsterdam Schiphol - The Polderbaan. Has a dedicated car park, sun (if out) good from midday onwards. Mostly used for European and North American flights (runway 36L only used for departure, 18R only used for...