Let’s make this like a YES! magazine entry.
Schiphol (pronounced Skip-pol) is the name of the airport in Amsterdam (end of YES! mag reference).
We arrived here at 6 AM, Dutch time. Felt the cold air immediately upon stepping out to the boarding bridge.
The boys were thrilled.
I really love these small trolleys that make lugging carry-ons easier. Wish we had these in NAIA.
That’s my stuff.
Immigration was a breeze. No immigration forms, can you imagine? The boys all have Dutch passports, while Yaya Bhing and I queued together. I was scared of interrogation, but the good-looking officer simply said, “Good morning” and “What is your purpose of travel?” Two stamps later, and we’re off.
Schiphol is really lovely. I prefer it to Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Narita airports.
There’s an air of instant chic I don’t see in Asian airports.
I really love Dutch design. Check out the Starbucks
The dining hall
Went nuts over a souvenir shop, but didn’t buy anything—yet.
Cheese everywhere. The good kind.
Hermés down below
Because we were knocked out during the 12-hour flight, the boys wanted McDonald’s, which is a sight for rumbling tummies in any airport. NAIA needs this.
Fries, chicken nuggets, and sosy water for the boys. Coffee for Yaya.
Jeroen loves the special Dutch mayo with his fries
and excited to have McKroket (a special Dutch treat—box says “world famous in Holland”)
Oh, and I love these breaded prawns—only in Holland!! I love!!!
Headless, tail-less prawns with ketchup!
After a quick meal, a happy reunion with Opa and Aunt Helene.
Looking for the supermarket inside Schiphol (how convenient)
Yes, Yaya, we are in Holland
I want them Miffy chocolate
Vincent van Gogh chocolate
Wooden shoe chocolate!! I will hoard them all when we leave
Schiphol also has some great displays of airplane parts, such as the engine
Just like the Mind Museum
The wheels (oh, and an H&M in the back)
Heading to the parking lot
with my love
Art in the airport—we like!
Yaya Bhing likes the giant lamp
and loves the cold weather. The weather is really lovely by the way. Nothing like the weather reports have it.
And we’re off.