Is anything more touching than witnessing people reuniting with their loved ones at the airport arrivals hall?
At airports you can encounter the whole range of human emotion, from heart-wrenching goodbyes to tear-jerking homecomings. The arrivals hall especially is a place where the suspense of waiting turns into the joy of reunion at a moment’s notice. the plaza remains a center of community life that is only equaled by a market-place. At the airport, you can feel it all. You encounter the happiness of reunions and sadness of goodbyes, the anxiety of nervous travelers and excitement of those going off on great and small adventures. Every imaginable emotion is soaring around like aircraft on an overpopulated flight route and it’s all happening in this very special place where feelings are trapped with no way out. Instead of texting every person you’ve ever met in order to pass the time, at Grand Café Plaza- right in front of the arrivals gate of Amsterdam airport- you can just sit back, take a deep breath, and take in the entire atmosphere around you. For me, there’s hardly a better place to people watch. Peruse the crowds at an airport, especially if it’s international, and you’re guaranteed to see a huge range of races, nationalities, and social classes. Airports are melting pots.