WiFi and Golf In and Around the Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands

Schiphol, the Netherlands' main international airport is now offering an hour of free WiFi to any traveler with login capabilities

In this technologically advanced day and age, amenities like free WiFi are becoming run of the mill. Coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and other locations looking to cater to their public are quickly making the switch to offer WiFi to their customers.

It’s no surprise that Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol is getting in on it too.

Schiphol is now offering free WiFi throughout its airport – both before and beyond passport control and even up to the gate itself. This new service means passengers are ale to connect to the internet from any device with login capabilities. And it’s free of charge for a full hour.

Users can simply select the available ‘KPN’ network on their laptop or PDA and then launch their internet browser. On the login page, users can choose from either the free, time-restricted service under ‘Free WiFi’ or the premium service, offering higher speeds, under ‘Premium WiFi’.

Just about five miles away, Schiphol Real Estate has also signed a contract with Amsterdam International Golf Club for the construction and operation of a golf course and clubhouse.

The course will be situated to the north of Schiphol Airport, in the Nieuwe Meer area alongside the A9 and A10 motorways. The golf course will consist of 18 holes, and also include a driving range and club house.

This par-73 Championship Course was designed by former Ryder Cup captain and US Masters winner Ian Woosnam in conjunction with Mastergolf. The design for the club house comes from architectural firm Mecanoo, and the interior will be designed by well-known designer Piet Boon.

Initial construction on the golf course has already begun, and the grass will be sown in spring. The golf course and associated facilities are expected to be ready for use in mid-2012.

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