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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Got a Long Layover at Amsterdam Airport? Hop on a Floating Canal Bus. Yes, Really.

Where: Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Of all the airports in the world, there are a select handful that really stick out for their unique, traveler-friendly amenities. JFK's Terminal 5 comes to mind for its restaurants and Singapore's Changi for its giant flume slides and more, but over the past year, Amsterdam-Schiphol has been blowing travelers away.

AMS now not only offers a library, new technology down at baggage claim and an entire alfresco picnic park, but they've also introduced a link-up for flyers on layover to take a floating bus tour of Amsterdam's canals.

Yes, really. A floating bus.

Now for some fine print: you've got be on a layover of at least four hours, and prepare to spend some 45 minutes of the 2.5-hour tour out on the water in something that floats but totally looks like it shouldn't. Prices are 39 Euro per adult or 19.50 per child.

Now just one question. What were they smoking when they came up with this (brilliant) idea?!

[Photos: Schiphol, AirlineTrends]