You Can’t Get Bored at the Amsterdam Airport

Posted Jan. 29th, 2012 by Daniel J. Cox

One of my favorite places to check for camera gear is a really great electronics store in Amsterdam. They have a good selection of top name camera products from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and others. They stock bodies and lenses as well as other digital requirements such as Sandisk cards, hard drives, and jump drives too. You can even pick up an iPad, Macbook Air, or any of the Apple Macbook Pros. Items I’ve mentioned cover just a small portion of what they sell. Lots of point and shoots, shavers, books, magazines, headphones, and just about anything you can imagine. Really nice store.

The See Buy Fly Electronics store in the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Many of the folks working here seem to have pretty good knowledge of what they’re selling. The gentleman below, Tim Khan, was eyeing my GX1 with the 7-14mm lens and of course we had to chat. I handed it over to him and he took a look at the magnificent wide view the 7-14 provided and commented, “Nicely corrected.” He also had a great sense of humor which I experienced when I handed him the camera and lens and he playfully pretended to run down the aisle with it. We laughed and I told him I didn’t blame him for wanting to run off with it.

Tim Khan, photography specialist at one of my favorite camera stores in the world, the See Buy Fly duty-free store in Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.

The prices won’t beat anything you can get at B&H, but it’s nice to know there are options in case of a photo emergency on your way to Kenya or India. They generally don’t have the high-end Nikons or Canons, but you can get a D300, D7000, and others. This time through I purchased a European plug adapter for the KLM lounge. You can find all the adapters you need and then some.

“Just checking honey. Really! This is for the Blog.”

Don’t hesitate to check them out while on your way to the wilds of Africa or other places you may go that require you to pass through Amsterdam. If you see Tim Kahn, tell him hello.

More Photos of the See Buy Fly Shop in Amsterdam

As Steve Jobs used to say, one more thing – Big, beautiful, original paintings by European Masters on display at Schiphol Airport

A small gallery of artwork from a few of Europe’s Masters is on display in this cozy and serene, glass enclosed room at the Schiphol Airport. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs. I’m not as knowledgeable about the world’s master artists as I probably should be, but I did study a little art history in college with my mother. We actually had a few courses together and she graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I went on to be a photographer. Not many kids get to go to college with their mom. This group of images is for you Mom and any others that may appreciate the talented artists from days gone by. Stop by and see this wonderful exhibit if you happen to be fortunate enough to be passing through the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.

You can see a few more images by following this link.

January Evening in the Wood at the Hague, 1875 by Louis Apol (1850-1936) was my favorite in this current selection of work.

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  1. BradyOn Oct. 10th, 2012

    Hi there

    Do you know if there is a Duty free store in the the Amsterdam airport that sells apple products?


  2. Marlene coxOn Feb. 27th, 2012

    Thank you so much Dan, for giving me credit for anything that had influence on your work. And, as you know, your work has given back to me, as I have borrowed images to use in my paintings. Your Dad and I are so proud of what you are doing and your beautiful photography. We love you with all our hearts! Dad and Mom

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