Schiphol to exceed 200,000 passengers per day this summer

Advice: Be well prepared for your trip!

Schiphol is preparing for its busiest summer ever. For the first time in the airport's 100-year history, passenger numbers will exceed 200,000 per day. Over the summer holidays, the counter will reach 200,000 or more arriving, departing and transfer passengers almost every single day.

Today marks the start of the summer holidays in the Central region and the first holiday rush at Schiphol. It is also the first in a series of peak days this summer on which around 215,000 passengers will travel through Schiphol.

In July and August, over 12.7 million passengers will travel via Schiphol airport. In 2015, the figure exceeded 10.6 million. This year, Schiphol is expected to reach a total of around 63 million passengers.

Schiphol is working hard both in front of and behind the scenes to ensure that passengers travel through the airport as smoothly as possible. Extra staff are being deployed in busy locations in the terminal, such as the departure halls, security control and Reclaim.

Travel advice

Despite all the efforts which are being made, passengers should bear in mind that they may face crowds and queues when checking in and going through security and passport control. Schiphol therefore advises passengers to arrive at the airport on time, keeping to the time specified by the airline. There is no need to come to the airport any earlier, as the check-in desks will not yet be open at that time. Current flight information can be found on the websites of the relevant airlines, on www.schiphol.nl and via the Schiphol app.

Be well prepared for your trip

For a relaxed start to your holiday, Schiphol advises passengers to be well prepared for their trip. Five tips:

  1. Check plenty of time before departure whether your passport or ID card is valid.
  2. Know what is allowed in your hand baggage.
  3. Arrive on time, keeping to the time specified by the airline.
  4. Check in online at home, or at one of the self-service check-in kiosks at Schiphol.
  5. Keep travel documents, electronic devices and packed liquids within easy reach.

For more useful information and tips, visit www.schiphol.nl/summer.

Passengers who are travelling to/from Schiphol by train from 1 to 9 August are advised to check the NS Journey Planner in advance, as journeys may be delayed by maintenance work on the tracks.

A warm welcome

To ensure a warm welcome at the airport, volunteers from the welcome@schiphol team – former or retired employees of Schiphol and its partners – will be welcoming visitors during peak times and giving them directions. Entertainment will also be provided in the departure halls, such as stilt walkers dancing the Dutch Tango and various theatre acts.