Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:15
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport celebrates 100th birthday
Schiphol airport is celebrating it's birthday today. Exactly 100 years ago today, the first military plane landed at Schiphol. In the years since, the airport grew to over 60 million passengers a year. King Willem-Alexander will visit Schiphol on Monday afternoon, according to Het Parool. He will take a tour of the airport and watch a presentation by two school students on their ideas about what Schiphol will be in the future. The two kids won the chance to speak at the airport's birthday celebration in a competition run by science museum Nemo. The airport's 100th birthday will also be celebrated with various exhibitions, including in the Amsterdam museum and the Aviodrome in Lelystad. Last week King Willem-Alexander awarded Schiphol the "Royal" designation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airport's existence.