Departures 1: Left side security check closed

The number of passengers passing through Schiphol Airport continues to rise. Schiphol is undertaking renovation work and modernising and expanding its terminals in order to accommodate all these passengers. For instance, renovation work is being carried out at the border passage for arrivals, and the left-hand side of the security check area in Departures Hall 1 (including the Privium gate) is currently closed.

Which Privium gates can you use?

  1. The Privium gate on the right-hand side of the security check area in Departures Hall 1 (near check-in desk rows 1 and 2).
  2. A temporary security check area for Departures 1 has been opened to replace the area that was closed. You will find one Privium gate here. The temporary security check area can be found in the corridor leading to Departures Hall 1A.
  3. The Privium gate in Departures Hall 1A.

Renovation of border passage for arrivals

Due to the aforementioned ongoing renovation work, the border passage for arrivals from the first floor of Pier D (which mostly serves flights from European countries outside the Schengen zone) is closed completely. The renovation work here will take six months to be completed. You will be directed towards an alternative passport control area. Generally, this will be the passport control area for arrivals at Pier E.

There are also roadworks at Schiphol: expect additional journey time

Roadworks will be carried out on Ceintuurbaan Zuid at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport until 15 November. As a result of the increase in traffic, it may take longer to reach the Departures area when travelling by car from the direction of Amsterdam. This will be particularly true during the morning rush hour.


If you are travelling to Schiphol by car from the direction of Amsterdam, account for extra travel time (30 to 60 minutes) for the journey, particularly during the morning rush hour. Check the latest traffic conditions before travelling to Schiphol.