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Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Museum in the Airport
If you enjoy museums and have time to spare on a layover at AMS, the Rijksmuseum at Schiphol is a must-see -- and it's FREE. There are several masterpieces on exhibit in the space above the gift store. I'm told the exhibits change regularly, but the paintings generally have a travel theme. The museum is located on Holland Boulevard between gates E and F.

Hot Chocolate Heaven
For 4.95 euros, you'll get a cup of hot milk and a "Cafe Chocolat Hotchoc spoon" -- basically a stick with chocolate molded like a spoon on one end, and you can pick from a wide range of flavors. Stir that spoon into the milk, and voila! Definitely as advertised: "A hot chocolate unlike any other." If you want an extra kick, order the Hot Chocolate Special. For 6.95 euros, that cup comes with a shot of alcohol. TIP: There are plug-ins at most tables; great for recharging your phones, laptops, or iPads. Plus, you can buy chocolate by the weight here to snack on or give away as a gift (5 euros for 100 grams/3.53 oz).

Airport library - Amsterdam, Holland
The only library inside an airport is in Amsterdam. Got extra time? Check out the airport library.

Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands
+31 20 794 0800