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Airport after Queens Day

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Airport after Queens Day

Coincidentially in Amsterdam during queens day weekend! I am excited to celebrate with the Dutch! However, we are flying out on Tuesday morning and I was wondering if the airport is usually a mess the day after queens day or if it is silent since most are sleeping it off. A local friend told me that schipol is usually an airport to arrive 2 hours early to at least on a normal day, but what would you say for the morning after QD? Particularly crazy?

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1. Re: Airport after Queens Day

The airport will be practically unaffected by QD. Would not worry about it.

General good practice is to to arrive at least 2hours prior for an international flight to any airport.

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As RonaldoC states I wouldnt worry. We were there years ago when Queens day fell on Sunday. We had to leave during the height of celebrations, which was bad planning, however the trains were on time and the airport operational as usual. So the day after is no problem.

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3. Re: Airport after Queens Day

Business as usual indeed.

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4. Re: Airport after Queens Day

I have 10 hr layover at the airport on QD. Any suggestions on what to do.

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5. Re: Airport after Queens Day

Visit the city center of course. Reserve two hours extra to get back because it can be crowded. They might close down Central Station so use Amsterdam Zuid station as alternative. Walk thru Vondelpark on the way to the center.

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Walking thru Vondelpark is one of my favorite things to do in Amsterdam.......

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7. Re: Airport after Queens Day

Keep in mind that this year is not a regular QD but it is abdication day!

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8. Re: Airport after Queens Day

Walking through Vondelpark on Queen's Day can be brutal so plan accordingly.

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