Photography and filming

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a unique location for taking professional photographs and making films for various purposes. The dynamic and international character of the airport and its wide recognition make it a highly attractive setting for both news features and for a broad range of productions.

Permission to take photographs and to film at the airport is subject to various conditions, primarily in connection with the applicable airport security regulations and maintaining the continuity of operations at the airport. In addition, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol continually invests in maintaining its reputation for outstanding quality, and from this perspective too, each request is carefully vetted to ensure that it is in line with the brand values of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Photography or filming for news coverage purposes

The Media Relations Team handles all requests for news coverage. In principle, there are no costs involved. The Media Relations Team can be contacted via the following telephone number and e-mail address:

Telephone: +31(0)20 601 2673



Photography and filming for commercial purposes and purposes other than for news coverage

There is a charge for taking photographs and filming at the airport for commercial purposes and purposes other than for news coverage. The Photo and Film Department handles all photography and filming requests for commercial and other non-press coverage purposes. The Department evaluates the script, storyline and/or sketches in terms of content and operational feasibility and informs the applicant of the costs. If the request is approved, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will ensure that one or more hostesses are on hand to offer proper guidance and will provide the applicant with the required audiovisual authorisation forms. Furthermore, the cooperation of the relevant parties at the airport, such as Floor Management, the airlines and the Netherlands Border Police [Koninklijke Marechaussee] is coordinated centrally.


For further information on taking photographs and filming for commercial purposes at Schiphol Airport, please contact:

Daniëlle Timmer:

Schiphol Group

Afd. Foto & Film

Postbus 7501

1118 ZG Schiphol

The Netherlands

Tel.: +31(0)20 601 3625