We advise you to check in for your flight and pass through the Central Security or other security check well in advance of your scheduled boarding time. Please read the instructions on your ticket and those provided by your travel agency, tour operator or airline. As a general guideline, we would advise you to observe the following check-in times:
• for European destinations: at least 2 hours prior to boarding
• for destinations outside Europe: at least 3 hours prior to boarding
If you plan to travel via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during the holiday periods we would advise you to allow for even more time. We expect waiting times to be longer because it will be busier than usual during these periods.
• Departure Hall 1: desk row 1 - 8
• Departure Hall 2: desk row 9 - 16
• Departure Hall 3: desk row 17- 32
You can save time by checking in online at home via the website of your airline or by using one of the many self-service check-in kiosks available at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Self-service check-in is fast, comfortable and easy. This means that you can check in yourself using the machines (kiosks). The kiosks are located near the airline check-in desks. Passengers who have already checked in online or are planning to do so at one of the self-service kiosks at the airport are also advised to arrive at the airport well in advance. More information can be obtained from your travel agent, tour operator or airline.
EU regulations for hand baggage
Prior to checking in, please check the EU regulations for carrying liquids, gels and sharp objects on board the aircraft in your hand baggage.