Amsterdam Airport Finally Gets Free WiFi...Kind of
They have a Heineken bar, a library, a champagne bar, some of the first iPads in airline lounges, they were the first airport on Foursquare...and now they finally have free WiFi throughout all terminals. We're talking about Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, of course! We just heard that the service is available from this week on, which, while just in time for Christmas, was not totally in time to help out the bulk of travelers delayed by the heavy European snowfalls. The only catch: it's only free for one hour.
To log on at AMS and claim that hour, access the KPN network and choose "Free WiFI." That's the hour-long option. If you go with the "Premium WiFi," you'll be charged like in the olden days, but you'll apparently get better speeds. For a more reliable option, they've still got Boingo there, so those of you with purchased Boingo plans need not even worry.
In a related note: the WiFi news comes hand-in-hand with the odd announcement that Schiphol Airport is opening a golf course in mid-2012. Stray balls won't be in danger of striking departing aircraft, however, since the pat-73 Championship course will be located north of the airport, nearer the A9 and A10 motorways. Ah yes, and there will be a clubhouse too. So many things to do at AMS...perhaps one day it'll be known as the amusement park of airports?
[Photo: orangejack, Golf course plan courtesy of Amsterdam Tourism]