Newsroom Schiphol (blog)

2019
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November
2019
| 12:27 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s something almost all travellers have in common – they make a toilet stop before boarding their flight. For them and all other visitors to the airport, we do everything we can to make sure our toilets will bowl you over. Not only do we take the b...
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November
2019
| 15:48 Europe/Amsterdam
Wherever you look at Schiphol at the moment, there is building or renovation work going on. Why is this? Does all the work really need to be done at the same time? And when will it be finished? We would like to take you on a tour of all the construct...
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November
2019
| 14:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Have you seen the trailer for the new movie The Goldfinch? It features big names like Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman, but there’s also a cameo role for our airport. That’s not such a surprise, because of course Schiphol is a wonderful location for fi...
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October
2019
| 17:33 Europe/Amsterdam
While we were experiencing a heatwave in August, our 'polar bears' were already busy with the winter preperations. You might think that’s a pretty early start, but then 'Sinterklaas' sweets have been on supermarket shelves since August! As they would...
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October
2019
| 17:21 Europe/Amsterdam
Chances are that you have flown to or from Schiphol on your travels. Or that you have come to wave off family or friends, or to welcome them home. Magic moments you associate with an airport. But did you know that Schiphol is more than just an airpor...
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October
2019
| 16:56 Europe/Amsterdam
What a downpour! Did you know that, on a day like this, million litres of rainwater will fall on the Schiphol site? Having that much water on the runway is an issue for all aircraft that need to take off and land. ‘Aquaplaning’ may sound as if it has...
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October
2019
| 15:38 Europe/Amsterdam
Something you may have noticed as you looked out the window: a bunch of numbers, letters and figures on take-off and landing runways or on the signs next to these runways. To you these combinations may look like gibberish, but your pilot speaks the l...
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September
2019
| 18:11 Europe/Amsterdam
“Cabin crew, prepare for landing...” Your flight is approaching Schiphol and preparing to land on a runway assigned by air traffic control. The wheels hit the ground and passengers applaud as the aircraft taxis briskly towards the gate. Even as it sa...
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September
2019
| 09:37 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol has six runways. Five long runways for international air traffic, plus a short one which is mainly intended for general aviation, private jets and helicopters. Which runways are in use is determined by Air Traffic Control the Netherlands and...
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August
2019
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Oh, great. It's raining cats and dogs, just as you're about to depart for a sunny holiday destination. Only moments before it's your turn to board, thunder and lightning emerge in the distance. What do you do? Turn around and head home? Or go ahead a...
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July
2019
| 13:21 Europe/Amsterdam
When travelling with children you often have your hands full, so it helps if you don’t have to think about your travel documents and baggage. In this article, we explain which documents you need and answer the most frequently asked questions about ta...
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July
2019
| 09:06 Europe/Amsterdam
What to pack in your hand baggage The summer holidays have kicked-off, you’ve packed your bags and it’s time for a well-deserved break. However, it’s important to know what items can be brought with you in hand baggage – and whether things like pean...
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June
2019
| 15:49 Europe/Amsterdam
Refuelling a plane is quite similar to the way that you might fill up a car. The question is whether it needs to be refuelled every time a plane lands – this page explains how it all works. ...
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June
2019
| 12:58 Europe/Amsterdam
The answer to that question is a resounding YES! Need a last-minute vaccination before jetting off to your holiday destination? At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you can! Our airport has a medical centre for travellers, visitors and employees. Our first...
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June
2019
| 13:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Are you travelling via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this summer? If so, your journey begins and/or ends with transport to or from the airport. Schiphol is easily accessible by train, bus, taxi, car (or car sharing) or even bicycle. With all the transpo...
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May
2019
| 16:16 Europe/Amsterdam
Did you know that dogs, horses, alpacas and kangaroos come to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a regular basis? They even have their own ‘terminal’: the KLM Animal Hotel. ...
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May
2019
| 16:09 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol is actually a small city. It’s a place where everyone is welcome, but where no one lives. Our city’s recognisable yellow signs make it easy for you to find your way to the departure hall or the gate. The route fits perfectly in your pocket –...
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May
2019
| 16:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Remembrance Day is commemorated by the Netherlands every 4th May, which commemorates the victims of World War II and later conflicts. Liberation Day follows on the 5th May, on which we celebrate our freedom. Schiphol also observes these days. Like ma...
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April
2019
| 13:49 Europe/Amsterdam
There are many factors involved in deciding where your plane will be parked once it touches down at Schiphol. If you’ve ever wondered who chooses the gate where your plane is parked, that job belongs to a gate planner. Gate planners watch the skies 2...
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April
2019
| 15:52 Europe/Amsterdam
Do you have a long transfer at Schiphol? Some time to spare before your next flight departs? There’s no reason to ever get bored at Schiphol. Obviously, we don’t need to tell you that you can shop to your heart’s content or enjoy a delicious meal, sn...
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March
2019
| 16:37 Europe/Amsterdam
Whether you’re visiting Schiphol or just passing through, you can’t miss the air traffic control tower. This 101-metre-tall building is a real eye-catcher. But what actually goes on inside this fascinating tower? ...
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March
2019
| 16:59 Europe/Amsterdam
You’ve heard and read all about it: Brexit. Our British neighbours are planning to leave the European Union. We can expect to get some clarity about the effects of Brexit in the coming days. Deal? No deal? Or a delayed Brexit? We’re keeping a close e...
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March
2019
| 16:58 Europe/Amsterdam
At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you can eat whatever you want. Passengers with a food allergy, dietary or other special requirements also have more and more choices at the various catering outlets at the airport. We have listed some of HMS Host's food...
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February
2019
| 14:04 Europe/Amsterdam
This month, instead of extinguishing 70 candles, the Schiphol fire brigade gets to blow them out instead! Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is almost 103 years old, so does that mean there was no fire brigade for over 30 years? Certainly not. In the early y...
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February
2019
| 11:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol is a plane spotter’s paradise, and this wonderful spring sun makes visiting one of our spotting locations even more enjoyable. We have a good selection of places where you can admire the aircraft from close at hand. Unfortunately, we will te...
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February
2019
| 11:19 Europe/Amsterdam
If you’ve ever been inside the cockpit of an aircraft, you were probably very impressed with the sheer number of buttons, switches, meters and levers. But are they really all necessary? Planes mostly fly on autopilot, right? What do human pilots even...
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January
2019
| 07:40 Europe/Amsterdam
It is a stormy day in our chilly little country. At Schiphol, pilots are braving the fierce winds with deft manoeuvres. This makes for some impressive footage. ...
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January
2019
| 16:33 Europe/Amsterdam
We have done a lot of construction in 2018. Everything in order to give you and millions of travelers a warm and comfortable welcome in 2019. We have worked incredibly hard, together with our contractors, and would like to look back with you. ...
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2018
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December
2018
| 12:04 Europe/Amsterdam
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December
2018
| 16:22 Europe/Amsterdam
The end of the year is in sight. It was a year where you could read a lot on our blog about everything happening at and around Schiphol. Did you miss one of our blogs? Don't worry: just take a look at our top five most read blogs of 2018. ...
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