Amsterdam, take me away.

October 20th, 2011 by

AMS-ESCHERThe Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Holland is an exciting and intuitive study between the human and interior environment. On a recent trip to Europe I arrived at Schiphol after a flight from San Francisco. Sure, I was excited to arrive at the beginning of my vacation but didn’t anticipate the sensory pleasure I’d experience while awaiting my connecting flight to Switzerland. Uber-functional and beautiful, Schiphol couldn’t be in further contrast with SFO’s seemingly never-ending people movers and tightly packed restaurants.

AMS-TreehouseSchiphol sports many spacious options for travelers. One can visit the Rijks Museum with its display of Dutch masters, read up on the history of the Netherlands at the airport library, or take time to renew at the oxygen bar. Weary travelers are invited to stretch out and relax or sleep in lounges. The furniture is modern, colorful and fun. For those wanting alone time, travelers may choose to climb in to one of the many individual chair pods that face the outdoors. Amsterdam Airport LibraryThe design is clever and concentrates mindfully on the human experience. What a novel idea. I’d welcome the 10 hour flight just to hang out.

Rijks Museum Amsterdam