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Newsroom Schiphol (blog)

2021
19
November
2021
| 10:52 Europe/Amsterdam
Every day, hundreds of lorries drive to and from Schiphol to pick up and deliver cargo. This is a complex logistical operation that can sometimes lead to delays and unnecessary emissions. Inspired by the traditional milkman, we've come up with a sust...
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01
November
2021
| 13:42 Europe/Amsterdam
At Schiphol, we want to offer our travellers great service. That also means having top-quality food and drink outlets that cater to everyone, including vegans. And what better time than World Vegan Day to publish a blog about meat-free food options a...
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04
October
2021
| 16:28 Europe/Amsterdam
Suitcases dropped off? Check! Checked-in? Check! Through security? Check! And now, you wait for your flight. Luckily, there’s enough to keep you entertained after security. Here are some tips with a Dutch twist.MasterpiecesYou can go to Holland Boule...
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28
September
2021
| 15:24 Europe/Amsterdam
As of 1 October 2021, you will no longer be able to travel to the United Kingdom using your identity card. You’ll need a valid passport. The reason behind this is Brexit – the UK is no longer part of the European Union. But where can you still travel...
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23
September
2021
| 14:30 Europe/Amsterdam
The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. Schiphol’s Panorama Terrace is alsmost open again! Do you want to do some plane spotting, climb into an old KLM Fokker 100 or simply enjoy the amazing view? From Saturday 25th September you’re ...
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18
September
2021
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Hip hip hooray, it's our birthday! On 19 September 1916, an aircraft landed at Schiphol for the first time. A good reason to look back at the early years of our airport. Fort SchipholIt’s early 1916 and a Haarlemmermeer farmer sees an unusual visitor...
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02
September
2021
| 10:16 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s 1936 and you’re cycling from Amstelveen to Oostvoorne in the pouring rain when suddenly you see Schiphol. Cycling more than 80 kilometres in this weather is not an appealing prospect, so what do you do? Adriana van Toledo and her boyfriend Jan d...
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15
July
2021
| 13:16 Europe/Amsterdam
The redevelopment of Departures 1 at Schiphol is great news for travellers! The departure hall has been extended, giving you more space at security, check-in and in the waiting areas. As well as more space, you’ll also save on time thanks to a new st...
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18
June
2021
| 09:36 Europe/Amsterdam
Have you missed going to art galleries and museums as well as flying from Schiphol? Soak up some culture before you even reach your travel destination! You can see many works of art all over the airport. Art has a special meaning at Schiphol, and we ...
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21
May
2021
| 16:57 Europe/Amsterdam
Who wouldn’t recognise the Schiphol Tower? At 101 metres tall it is the highest control tower in the Netherlands. Ever since 1991, it has been home to air traffic control. They ensure safe traffic flows within an almost 15-kilometre radius around Sch...
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09
April
2021
| 12:24 Europe/Amsterdam
Where does an aircraft get its electricity from when standing at the gate? Just like a boat in a harbour or caravan at a campsite, it comes from an external source. Schiphol has developed a way for that to happen sustainably: using an extremely power...
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01
April
2021
| 11:31 Europe/Amsterdam
When you think about smuggling at airports, it may be drugs, cigarettes or money that spring to mind. But animals and plants get smuggled too. We call this wildlife trafficking. This is not only a problem for the wildlife being trafficked. It also po...
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18
February
2021
| 14:05 Europe/Amsterdam
You can't see them, but they are definitely there. In fact, their numbers are growing. And you are benefiting from them more and more at Schiphol without even realising.  Positive energy at P3 What are we talking about? Our solar panels! We already h...
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12
February
2021
| 09:32 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol is a strong advocate for sustainable fuels, such as synthetic kerosene. It contributes to our ambition to reduce aircraft CO2 emissions. KLM and Shell’s test flight using blended synthetic kerosene is great news. But did you know that a lot ...
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05
February
2021
| 09:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Demolishing a building and then getting rid of the remains? So old-fashioned! Buildings are no longer being demolished, but taken apart piece-by-piece so that a lot can be reused. We call this circular demolition. And Schiphol does it as much as poss...
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2020
10
December
2020
| 16:55 Europe/Amsterdam
We are all eagerly awaiting the COVID-19 vaccine. The Dutch government recently announced that the first vaccinations will probably take place in the Netherlands starting in January. But how does the vaccine actually get from the manufacturer to the ...
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26
November
2020
| 14:50 Europe/Amsterdam
Five runways, a terminal with seven piers, the Polderbaan Runway with its rather long taxi times...Schiphol is pretty big. But how big? And what does ‘big’ mean? You can read all about the extent of Schiphol here. City-sized dimensions Looking at the...
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13
November
2020
| 14:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Today is Friday the thirteenth. The ‘unluckiest’ day of the year. Or so they say. A day when many people are extra careful. Or practice their superstition rituals a little harder, just in case. Aviation is no stranger to superstitions. ...
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06
August
2020
| 12:10 Europe/Amsterdam
“It’s good to be back at work”, that’s the first thing Ingrid says when we talk to her. Ingrid is Guest Relations Officer for the VIP service. That means she handles all reservation requests and liaises with partners who, for example, take care of tr...
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22
July
2020
| 11:20 Europe/Amsterdam
It was a tense moment. Monday the 22nd of June. In what kind of state would the Aalsmeerbaan Runway be after the planes, which had been parked there for 3 months, were removed? Would there be a lot of damage? If so, that would be rather inconvenient....
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08
July
2020
| 11:39 Europe/Amsterdam
Cargo is playing an important part in the recommencement of passenger flights at Schiphol. Especially when it comes to intercontinental flights. These are the long journeys between different parts of the world, such as from Amsterdam to Shanghai. Did...
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30
June
2020
| 13:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Gateplanners koppelen jouw vlucht aan de juiste gate. Bij vertragingen moeten ze flink puzzelen, met gatewijzigingen tot gevolg. In deze coronatijden is dat puzzelen behoorlijk veranderd. ‘Nu moeten we voorkomen dat passagiersstromen elkaar kruisen.’...
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11
June
2020
| 16:01 Europe/Amsterdam
The corridor that connects pier B and C still needs its final touches but is already clearly visible. The corridor is 270-metres long, stands on poles and floats 4-metres above the platform where the planes park. Pier-B will only be accessible tempor...
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09
June
2020
| 17:25 Europe/Amsterdam
Medical care is available to our travellers, visitors and employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – despite how quiet the airport is right now. First aid, G.P.’s and the Airport Medical Services’ Ambulance Service are available to everyone who needs ...
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29
May
2020
| 07:43 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol is very quiet right now, but it doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels. We’re using the time to perform extra maintenance and to make progress on innovations throughout the terminal. That way, we will improve our daily operations at the a...
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19
May
2020
| 09:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Schiphol’s landing area is relatively quiet, with only around 200 take-offs and landings taking place per day. That situation offers a great opportunity to the maintenance team. They are now speeding up to perform various works on the runways and aro...
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18
May
2020
| 16:32 Europe/Amsterdam
Air traffic controllers from Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL) are used to working during peak time periods. They accompany the planes that depart from or are arriving at Schiphol. Air traffic has been considerably reduced due to the flight restr...
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11
May
2020
| 09:07 Europe/Amsterdam
You may wonder what it will be like to travel again through Schiphol. The airport is a place where many people gather, so it may make some people feel quite uncomfortable. That is particularly the case nowadays, since we are used to social distancing...
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07
May
2020
| 19:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Our airport ministry is there for people in need at the airport – and they need us even more at this time. “Corona intensifies our grieving process. This adds even more stress and sadness if people are already in a difficult situation”. Mark Hafkensc...
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24
April
2020
| 17:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Safety always comes first for Schiphol, no matter how many planes depart or land. The Schiphol Fire Brigade is ready to go 24/7, even now while the airport is open mainly for important cargo and repatriation flights. Humphrey Stoter, commander in tra...
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