Large crowds during the holidays

For many people, the summer months are the best time to go on vacation. Time off from work,  school are off and nice temperatures in many cities abroad make it a popular time to pack your bags. This is reflected in the number of passengers in the terminal.

It becomes quite a task for parking, security and other employees at the airport to keep everything running smoothly. Fortunately, you can give them a hand by arriving at the airport on time. The airport opens at 04.30am. We recommend that you arrive at the airport 3 hours before departure. It is not necessary to be at the airport earlier than 3 hours before departure of your flight. We’ll give you 5 reasons why this can be great for you as well.

To The Bar!

You are used to waiting at the gate after the security check until you can board the airplane. Staring ahead or trying to nod off... A waste of time. But why waste your time if you can already get a taste of the vacation atmosphere? Take the stairs up to gate 6 and you will find The Bar! This bar has the looks of an old brown cafe, with the convenience of a modern lunchroom. An ice cold beer, delicious coffee or fresh sandwiches; The Bar has it all.

Views on the panoramic terrace

The panorama terrace is the place to be when the sun is out. Enjoy the weather with a nice cold drink and something to eat from La Place. Whilst you enjoy the weather you can watch the planes take off and land on the runway or watch them being serviced by our handler Viggo. You will have a perfect view over the platform where everything and everyone is always on the move. You will find the panoramic terrace on the second floor at the back of La Place, before the security check. The chairs are waiting for you!

Shop till you drop

Have you avoided the traffic jam and are you on time at the airport? Then you have plenty of time for some shopping. Pamper yourself or your loved one with a fresh Rituals fragrance or shop after the security check. Plenty of time to look around, that's what it means to go on vacation with a good feeling.

Relax with a cup of coffee

You can get coffee at the airport in just about any place. Yet there is only one place that is really famous for its coffee: Starbucks. Delicious coffee, espresso, cappuccino or latte macchiato to wake up and feel good. Or will you go for that Cold Coffee? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from! This coffee mecca can be found upon entering the terminal or after the security check at gates 11 and 12.

Read a good book

The old-school tip of this list is to read a good book. When you enter the terminal you'll find Ako. Here you can buy many of the latest bestsellers. Would you rather read about science, gossip or cars? Magazines are also available in abundance! To read in peace and quiet, you'll want to go through the security check so you can read in peace at the gate until you can board.

As you can see, the airport does not have to be a stressful or boring place. It is quite the opposite! There is plenty to do, taste or see. You will see soon enough: time flies when you're having fun!