Newsroom Schiphol (blog)

2018
13
February
2018
Typical; at the exact moment that Sven skates the 10k, you're at Schiphol waiting for your flight. How annoying! No need to be sad, though, as you can follow the Olympic Games at various Schiphol locations. Here's a list of where you can watch the Ga...
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09
February
2018
Our new pier can best be described as a pier and mini terminal in one. The gates in this new pier will be opened in late 2019. Construction will begin soon, following a year of drawing up designs with no fewer than 100 people! Come take a look at the...
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31
January
2018
Sombreros, Van Gogh posters, credit cards, laptops and countless coats... Welcome to the wonderful world of Lost & Found. ...
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22
January
2018
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has polar bears running about. And, no, they are not growling on an ice floe or hiding in the snow. Our polar bears are the members of office staff who are called up to drive our snow sweepers when wintry storms blow in. An...
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12
January
2018
Remove your coat, take any liquids and your laptop out of your bag... it’s time for the security scan. But do you have to take your shoes off as well? And what about your belt and jewellery? Our security colleagues hear these questions quite often. A...
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03
January
2018
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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2017
24
December
2017
‘I’ll be home for Christmas’, Bing Crosby sang in 1943. But that doesn’t apply to everyone. While some people are sitting down to Christmas dinner with their family or in-laws, others are headed to work as usual. After all, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol...
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22
December
2017
Think you’ll have to spend Christmas Eve alone, waiting at your gate until your flight leaves? Think again! Because here at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol we also have a Christmas service for our passengers. Airport Chaplains Marieke Meiring and Joop Alb...
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20
December
2017
Car park P2 is being demolished to make room for a new terminal. The current structure needs to be removed before we can start building, and we are doing this without the use of a wrecking ball.  New-style demolition P2 is located between two i...
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18
December
2017
Hello there gold digger! Are you ready for a gold hunt through Schiphol? Good, cause if you dig well, you can win one of our special Happy Holidays-gift sets (with delicious champagne and chocolates)  We’ve hidden our well-known Schiphol tower thr...
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05
December
2017
Nothing beats a nice peanut butter sandwich, or chips with a good dollop of Dutch mayonnaise and peanut sauce. Lots of people take these tasty treats back home from their holiday in the Netherlands. There is only one problem: all too often, they put ...
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27
November
2017
Whether you are looking for the nearest H&M or the exact route from Security Control to your gate, from now on the Maps app on your iPhone is your best friend (just be sure to update to iOS11). Out of the ‘blue’ Mapping out your route in the te...
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10
November
2017
Baby on board! Even a newborn can become a true globetrotter. In principle, you can take your baby with you on a flight after it has turned six weeks old. However, we understand that taking your little one with you might be somewhat intimidating. We’...
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02
November
2017
In 1929, departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, KLM began the world's longest regular scheduled flight, one to Batavia (Indonesia). The trip took thirteen days, but it was impressive nonetheless. Today the trip is made 24 times as quickly, with p...
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02
November
2017
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is getting busier by the day. Various media have reported that the airport is responding by tightening the reigns on its allocation of landing rights, and even revoking those rights. However, this is a misconception. In rea...
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31
October
2017
So there you are, leaving for your holiday and in the middle of departing from Runway 09-27 you suddenly see a plane on fire… No need to worry, just take a deep breath and keep calm. That is just our FireFly! And it is set alight every day by our fir...
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23
October
2017
If you look outside from your seat in the aircraft, you might just see them tearing past: the bright yellow cars with speakers mounted on the roof and a bird painted on the bonnet. Those are our Kieviten! The word is Dutch for ‘lapwing’. We can imagi...
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23
October
2017
“Attention please, passengers for KLM flight 325 to Athens will board via gate D15”; “For taxis, please follow the signs to the official taxi stand.” Every day, some 350 public announcements are made at our airport. But who is actually doing the anno...
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14
September
2017
In 2008, together with the aviation sector, the government and local residents, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol established three objectives for the further development of the Dutch aviation sector: noise mitigation, quality of life improvement and Mainpo...
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21
August
2017
Various media outlets published articles today concerning safety on the runways at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This is because 47 runway incursions were reported last year. What type of incidents are we talking about? And exactly how unsafe were thes...
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16
August
2017
You might never stop to consider it, but while you are enjoying your in-flight film, all kinds of things are travelling right along with you aboard your flight! Your fellow passengers, the aircraft personnel and everyone's baggage, sure. But we load ...
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21
July
2017
‘I’m going through Customs’ is the expression I hear most during my work day. But in actual fact, it’s incorrect. Let me explain why. Ben, an officer from the Border Control Agency The difference between customs and passport control You’ve a...
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14
July
2017
Hands up, legs apart and a nice smile for the camera. As part of our security check, every time you travel you'll go through a glass compartment that, in two seconds flat, scans your entire body. People often ask me what I can see of them on my compu...
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06
July
2017
By Sharita, ground attendant at Swissport. As a ground attendant, I am a distant ‘relative’ of the flight attendant. But although our names may be similar, the work I do is completely different! ...
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29
June
2017
The countdown has begun: the summer holiday is almost here! The entire country is gearing up to travel. By car, with the caravan or camper and on a plane: a great many people will be entering and leaving the country in the weeks ahead. Congestion is ...
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15
May
2017
Schiphol has eight piers, lettered B, C, D, E, F, G, H and M. The piers contain the corridors along which airplanes park and from which passengers board their flights. As you may have noticed, our alphabetisation is a little patchy, skipping over A a...
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04
May
2017
Once a year, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol falls silent. No roaring engines, no ‘You’re delaying the flight’ through the PA system, no rattling baggage belts. For two minutes, there is no sound at all. At Schiphol, together with all our partners, we als...
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19
April
2017
Is your bottle of water half-full or half-empty? Once you have passed Security Control, it won't make any difference. For security reasons, any bottled drinks are not permitted once through Passport Control. Do you still have one on you? Please dispo...
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14
April
2017
Easter, Ascension, spring bank holiday, summer and autumn holidays: the Dutch will be on the move in the coming months. And more and more Dutch travellers prefer to go by air. In the months ahead around 200,000 people will travel via Schiphol each da...
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01
April
2017
You may have seen or heard in yesterday’s news that Schiphol and André Kuipers have teamed up to achieve one great ambition – to build a spaceport by 2030. Schiphol loves to innovate, and we look forward to tackling aerospace travel.  ...
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