12 hours in the airport

Hi, on my return from Spain I have a 12 hour (night) layover in the Amsterdam airport. Any suggestions on getting some sleep there?
Thanks, Tamara

Posted by Frank II
4629 posts


Located in the actual terminal building. You book by the hour so no need to pay for an entire day.

Posted by Tim
Kansas City
30 posts

Previous posters have pointed out the airport itself has hotel/sleep options. However, if you have never been to Amsterdam, I would really the echo the notion of the taking the train into town and spending time and/or the night there and head back the airport for your flight. The train station is so close to reasonable hotel options and the transit time is so reliable- and Amsterdam is so spectacular at night- worth considering, IMHO.

Posted by Evan
South Glens Falls, NY, USA
104 posts

Stay at a Yotel and relax or take the train to the city centre and see some sights.

Posted by Chris
Puyallup, WA, USA
881 posts

It's Amsterdam at night!!! Why would you ever sleep?? ;)

Posted by travelfan
Washington, DC
146 posts

See if any of the airport hotels would rent a room as a day room. Some of the hotels at LAX do that - I rented one for the day - had to check out by 5pm but it was nice, took a shower, got room service and relaxed and watched tv.

What was nice is because I had checked my luggage all the way through to my final destination and was checked in too, when I went back to the airport I went straight through security and had no problems