Information about your travel day

Today's crowd levels

Departure: peak day

It is particularly busy in the departure halls. There are queues at check-in, security and passport control. We keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible, but there’s a fair chance that you will be requested to stand a little closer to other people. Thank you for following the instructions given by Schiphol staff. Do you want more specific information? Look up your flight in the flight list. And check the app to see where it is busy at the airport. Welcome back to Schiphol.

Arrival: peak day

It is particularly busy in the arrival halls. There is a queue at passport control and it will also be exceptionally busy at the baggage belts. We keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible, but there’s a fair chance that you will be requested to stand a little closer to other people. Thank you for following the instructions given by Schiphol staff. Look up your flight in the flight list and check the app to see where it is busy at the airport. Welcome back to Schiphol.

Useful information

What time should I be at Schiphol?

This differs per flight and depends on what time the check-in desks of your airline open. In principle, you should allow 3 hours for a flight to a destination outside Europe, or 2 hours to a destination within Europe. Always check the current advice with your airline.

Contact your airline

Prepare well for your travel

Departing from Schiphol soon? Read what you can do yourself, to prepare for a smooth journey.

Baggage tips and more

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At Schiphol you have several options to park safe and secure.

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