Schiphol is the main international airport serving the Netherlands, southwest of Amsterdam. (Airport code AMS.) In recent years, many European railway systems have extended their lines to directly serve their international airports. The "Schiphollijn" (Schiphol Line) was completed in stages between 1978 and 1993. The Schiphollijn connects with lines east of Amsterdam at Weesp, and extends southwest of the airport to Leiden where it connects with the line from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. At Riekerpolder Aansluiting (Interlocking), 6 km northeast of the station, a line diverges north to Amsterdam. And at Hoofddorp, 6 km southwest of the station, the new "Hogesnelheidslijn" (HSL/high speed line) diverges south to Rotterdam and Breda, continuing to Belgium and France. The main northbound tracks are Track 1 and Track 2 and Track 3, and the main southbound tracks are Track 4 and Track 5 and Track 6. The station is underground, and not visible through satellite imagery.

Mapping the Station and Lines
Zoomable Google Maps show station tracks, track numbers, and rail routes radiating away.

Typical Rail Services/Normal Track Assignments
Track numbers where the regular NS services normally depart the station.

1  noord/north
2  noord/north
3  noord/north
4  zuid/south
5  zuid/south
6  zuid/south


Schiphol Airport Station
Wikipedia link containing further station information and history.