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Newsroom Schiphol (blog)

2020
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March
2020
| 18:44 Europe/Amsterdam
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of the corona virus is to maintain a minimum of 1.5-metres distance between yourself and another person. However, there are some unique challenges in doing that at Schiphol – like when you’re boarding or dis...
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March
2020
| 10:59 Europe/Amsterdam
This blog is no longer being updated. You can read all the latest news on our live blog: schiphol.nl/live A new strain of coronavirus emerged in the Chinse region of Wuhan in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) has since declared th...
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27
February
2020
| 10:05 Europe/Amsterdam
A warm (and wet) welcome At Schiphol, water salutes are used to mark special occasions. This can be anything from the inaugural flight of a new airline or the arrival of a new type of plane to an Olympic team returning home. And it’s not just a matt...
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19
February
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Safety first This surprising balloon ban is all to do with safety at the railway station beneath Schiphol Airport, and only applies on the platforms. Because party balloons are filled with helium, it’s all too easy for them to accidentally slip out ...
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12
February
2020
| 10:17 Europe/Amsterdam
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that means rush hour at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Did you know that those red roses you buy for your sweetheart have travelled a very long way indeed? These flowers often wing their way here from countries such as K...
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08
February
2020
| 11:16 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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07
February
2020
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Limited space Space is limited on board, and the trolley that gets pushed down the aisle is small. However, several airlines still manage to separate their waste. There is no space for five different types of containers, like the ones you have at ho...
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31
January
2020
| 14:48 Europe/Amsterdam
One word has never been far from the headlines in recent years – Brexit! The date is fast approaching: the United Kingdom will leave the European Union tonight. While we continue to keep a close eye on developments, we are already well-prepared for t...
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09
January
2020
| 12:31 Europe/Amsterdam
As you know, before you get to your plane both you and your hand baggage have to go through a security check to make sure you aren’t carrying any dangerous or prohibited items. Behind the scenes, the bags you check in at the desk also go through a se...
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2019
31
December
2019
| 07:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Another year has flown by! Here’s a bird’s-eye view of our year. ...
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30
December
2019
| 12:21 Europe/Amsterdam
When you think of Schiphol, you probably imagine planes full of people. But you might not know that we are also a hub for 1.5 million tonnes of cargo: from bouquets for Mother’s Day to medical equipment, and from foodstuffs to zoo animals. Discover w...
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18
December
2019
| 10:35 Europe/Amsterdam
‘Christmas decorations? Already? Isn’t it a bit early for that?’ At Schiphol, we love Christmas decorations so much that we just can’t wait to get into the festive spirit. We decorated our trees at the beginning of November and the lights have been t...
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14
December
2019
| 11:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Perhaps you heard the news that Greenpeace will be demonstrating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this weekend. Aviation allows you to see the world, but it also has an impact on humankind and the environment. In light of this, Greenpeace has asked Schi...
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13
December
2019
| 07:41 Europe/Amsterdam
Today is Friday the thirteenth. A day that many people would rather stay at home - let alone get on a plane. ...
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22
November
2019
| 12:09 Europe/Amsterdam
So you’ve arrived at Schiphol, and you’re about to go through security: your hand baggage is packed and ready, and your electronic items and your see-through plastic bag for liquids are at the top of your bag so you can get through the scanners in go...
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19
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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11
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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05
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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30
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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23
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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14
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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10
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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26
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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09
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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30
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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18
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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12
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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27
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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06
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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