Check what time you need to be at Schiphol

Last update: 10 November 2022, 16:17, Amsterdam

Look up your flight in the Schiphol app and see what time your check-in desk opens and where you need to be. If you come earlier, your check-in desk may still be closed. As a general rule, you are welcome in the departure hall up to 4 hours before your flight. But check what time you can check in first, that way you avoid unnecessary waiting.

Know your gate

If you're travelling with hand baggage only and you have already checked in online, arrive no more than 4 hours before your flight. Once you are in the departure hall, follow the yellow signs to your gate. The gate your flight is leaving from can be found in the Schiphol app or on the screens.

Pack smart

Efficiency when it comes to baggage also helps. Take as little hand baggage as possible and put as many items as you can in your hold baggage. If you are travelling with hand baggage only, we kindly ask that you take one item and that you don't use a trolley case.


Arrive no more than 4 hours before departure. If you don't have the Schiphol app on you phone already: download the app here and check the itinerary for your flight. In it, you'll see the time you need to be at the airport, the number of your check-in desk and which gate your flight is leaving from. Check the app regularly for updates. Read more travel tips.

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