Blogs about Schiphol overview

  • Ook Schiphol herdenkt met twee minuten stilte

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    Eens per jaar is het 2 minuten stil op Schiphol. Want ook hier herdenken we de Nederlandse slachtoffers van de Tweede Wereldoorlog en latere oorlogssituaties.

  • 75 years of the Schiphol Fire Brigade

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    Where firefighting at Schiphol once involved little more than a sandpit and a few hand pumps, today a professional organisation is on hand 24/7 to keep us safe.

  • Is a filled bottle allowed through security?

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    You’re flying from Schiphol and have arrived at airport security check with a filled bottle. But what about those liquids again? Can you take it with you?

  • Holiday packing list

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    What do you take with you on holiday and on the plane? With this baggage checklist, you'll know for sure what's allowed in your suitcase and your hand baggage.

  • What's in a name? All about our street names (4)

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    Streets, roads and squares: they all need to have names, at Schiphol too. Behind many of these names are interesting (aviation) stories that we're proud of.

  • A day in the life of recruiter Ismaël Salem

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    Ismaël Salem, IT & Data-recruiter at Schiphol is trying to find IT professionals and data specialists daily. Quite the challenge in this tight labour market.

  • Discover Instagram worthy places at Schiphol

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    Want to take the best Instagram shots at Schiphol? Whether you’re travelling, dropping someone off or enjoying a day out: there are plenty of photogenic places.

  • Is your passport or ID card still valid?

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    Do you have holiday plans already? Check how long your passport is still valid and make sure you renew it in time before you fly.

  • The icy ingenuity behind flying in snow

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    There is snow at Schiphol! It might look pretty, but it could also affect your flight. Will you be flying in the snow?

  • A day in the life of a social media / PR advisor

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    From managing Schiphol’s TikTok channel to ensuring that film crews can work, there’s never a dull moment for social media/PR advisor Julien Moinat.

  • Flying in stormy weather

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    Thursday, December 21ste, storm Pia rages over the airport. Flying in strong winds is a challenge. Read what to expect on the plane here.

  • A day in the life of... an airport chaplain

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    Gerard Timmermans is one of three airport chaplains of the Airport Chaplaincy. He is there for travellers who could use some extra support or attention.

  • Magical Christmas decorations at Schiphol

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    Many travellers fly to be with their loved ones during the holidays. Magical Christmas decorations and gift inspiration helps get them into the festive spirit.

  • Experience a great day out at Schiphol

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    A cup of coffee on the Panorama Terrace, spotting planes together and much more – even if you're not travelling, you don't want to miss a day out at Schiphol!

  • Baggage robot takes over the heavy lifting

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    How do we make the work of our colleagues in the baggage hall less physically demanding? One of the ways is with the 19 baggage robots we recently purchased.

  • Choose your own time slot for security

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    Flying from Schiphol soon? Then book a time slot for free. You’ll be able to go through security at a chosen time and don’t need to wait in the queue for long.

  • A day in the life of an ANWB roadside mechanic

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    When you arrive after a long flight, the last thing you need is a car that won't start. Luckily, roadside mechanic Aris Krijger can help you on your way again.

  • Lounge 1 is getting a complete make-over

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    Travellers who have been to Lounge 1 recently will probably have noticed that it is being redeveloped. There’s quite a bit of scaffolding there at the moment.

  • Go Dutch and get on your bike!

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    The innovative goinGDutch programme at Schiphol is making it more attractive to travel to, from and around the airport by bicycle.

  • What's in a name? All about our street names - 3

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    Streets, roads and squares: they all need to have names, at Schiphol too. Behind many of these names are interesting (aviation) stories that we're proud of.

  • Superstition in the air

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    Throwing coins at the aircraft, always eating the same meal before a flight. Aviation is no stranger to superstitions.

  • A day in the life of an emergency dispatcher

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    Every second counts in an emergency, that's why we have our own emergency number. Anette van Gelderen shares a day in the life of an emergency dispatcher.

  • Get through passport control quickly

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    Here's a smart tip for when you want to go through passport control more quickly: see if you can use the eGates where you can scan your passport yourself.

  • All about your transfer at Schiphol

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    Whether you’ve got to make a dash for your next flight or have a few hours to spare, you of course want your transfer at Schiphol to go as smoothly as possible.

  • All about your arrival at Schiphol

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    Your plane has landed and you arrive at the gate. Do you know how to get to the baggage hall from the plane and where to exit the airport?

  • A day in the life of… a Bird Controller

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    Ensuring no birds end up in aircraft engines is an important task for our bird controllers. But they do so much more, colleague Liset Muis explains.

  • When do I need to be where at Schiphol?

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    Do you know when you should arrive at Schiphol, where your check-in desk is and which queue to join for the security check? Read more in this blog.

  • What's in a name? All about our street names - 2

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    Streets, roads and squares: they all need to have names, at Schiphol too. Behind many of these names are interesting (aviation) stories that we're proud of.

  • North/South metro line being extended to Schiphol!

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    Thanks to the extension of the North/South line, we can keep Schiphol excellenty accessible and make travelling to the airport by metro possible in the future.

  • New destinations in 2023

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    In 2023 we're flying to new and familiar locations from Schiphol. Read our blog for more details and to see what's on offer at some of these locations.

  • Travelling with a hidden disability

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    Travel can be stressful, especially for travellers with hidden disabilities such as autism. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard can help.

  • The APOC: making Schiphol more predictable

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    By working intensively with all parties at the airport and sharing information and data, we can plan and predict our operations even better.

  • What will you wear to Schiphol?

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    Get ready for security! Our advice? Wear fitted clothes and low shoes. Read all about the Schiphol dress code for security in this blog.

  • Schiphol’s lounges

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    Want to work, shop or relax in the lounge before your flight takes off? There's plenty of choice. Want to know which lounges there are and where to find them?

  • What's in a name? All about our street names

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    Streets, roads, and squares: even at Schiphol they must have name. Often with a special story that is somehow linked to aviation.

  • Alaaf! Welcome on board the carnival flight

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    From Venice to Rio de Janeiro: every year, flights full of carnival-goers depart from Schiphol! At Schiphol we even had our own carnival association for a bit.

  • An artistic start to your journey

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    Art has a special meaning at Schiphol. We are proud to share our unique collection of art pieces with travellers.

  • Sleep tight at Schiphol’s airport hotels

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    Do you have an early flight or a long layover? Consider sleeping at Schiphol, from YOTELAIR’s cleverly designed cabins to four-star comfort at the Sheraton.

  • Polar bears in the snow at Schiphol

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    When it snows and in freezing conditions you might just see polar bears in action at Schiphol. These colleagues keep the runways free of snow and ice.

  • Top 5 European destinations

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    New year, new destinations to visit! From bustling Barcelona to historical Dublin: find inspiration for your next European adventure!

  • From oliebollen to noodles: Happy Foodie Year!

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    From our Dutch specialty oliebollen to noodles. Get ready for a tasty tour around the world featuring some of Schiphol's direct destinations in our latest blog.

  • Plane spotting in the Panorama Restaurant

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    How does a nice lunch among the Boeings and Airbuses sound? Or a workspace with the best view of Schiphol? It's now possible at the Panorama Restaurant.

  • A trip down memory lane at Schiphol

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    With a history spanning over 100 years, Schiphol has undergone many transformations. However, there are still relics from the past to be found here and there.

  • Inspiration for your next holiday

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    Are you thinking about your next holiday yet? This autumn, we're adding some new direct destinations that are definitely worth considering.

  • 10 fascinating historical facts about Schiphol

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    With 106 years of experience under our (seat)belt, we’ve seen and achieved a lot. To commemorate this, we’ve compiled a list of 10 historical facts and figures.

  • Satisfy your love of literature at Schiphol

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    Bookworms are in for a treat when they fly from Schiphol. Not only do we have bookshops, we also have an Airport Library and lots of comfortable reading spots.

  • Valuable Assets

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    Want some fun facts about Schiphol’s assets? How many parking spots for planes do we have? How many kilometres of pipes are there underground?

  • Flying from Schiphol as a senior

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    Flying is for everyone, but if you are a bit older it may be though if you need to queue up for a period of time. These tips will prepare you for your journey.

  • Extra colleagues and volunteers to help you

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    Colleagues and volunteers are helping out at the airport this summer. They lend a hand in the departure hall, the lines at security and in the baggage basement.

  • Flying with odd-size baggage? No problem!

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    Want to take baggage, like a snowboard, wheelchair or pet, with you on board? You're very welcome to travel to and from Schiphol with odd-size baggage.