News: Parking at Schiphol in the future

Parking at Schiphol in the future

Published on: 1 October 2017

It took a lot of work, but the new routes and signs at Schiphol are now in place. The biggest change is P2’s closure, which was removed to make way for the new pier and terminal in 2019 and 2023, respectively. There are now several parking alternatives so you can keep parking smoothly and easily.

P1 Short-term Parking

The P1 car park is now called P1 Short-term Parking. You can only park there for a maximum of 48 hours. If you plan to pick someone up, drop them off or have a short trip yourself, you can park at P1 without a reservation. The first 15 minutes are free, and the rate at P1 is lower than the former short-stop car park at the same location. Short Stop is now gone, along with Holiday Valet Parking.

Kiss & Ride

You can still drop someone off quickly. However, there is one Kiss & Ride area which serves both Arrivals and Departures. Please note that you cannot park here – it’s only for quick drop-offs and you have to leave promptly.

P6 Valet Parking

P6 Valet Parking is a brand-new alternative for parking for more than 48 hours. It is close to the terminal and reservations are essential. You simply park near the terminal, hand us your keys and go. We will drive your car to a different car park near to Schiphol Centrum. When you return, the car will be back at P6 and ready for you. The rates are similar to or lower than those of P2.

P3 extension

P3 Long-term Parking remains the same, with the same inexpensive parking rates. There will be more than 2,500 more parking spaces by the end of 2018, due to a new extension.

Signage changes

If you had a regular routine for driving to Schiphol, please be aware that the ‘Arrival’ signs have now been removed. There are now two ways to drive when you arrive at Schiphol – either Departures (‘Vertrek’) or Park (‘Parkeren’). Because it can take some getting used to, there are temporary signs which read ‘For Arrivals, Follow Parking’ (‘Voor Aankomst volg Parkeren’). These signs will lead you toward P1, where you can park for a short time at low rates.

Parking rates

Some parking rates remain the same and others will increase. The places to park at Schiphol are based on demand, just like airline tickets. Prices go down as demand decreases. Prices will go up if the demand increases. That way, anyone parking at Schiphol will be able to find a good place to park. In all cases, you can get the lowest rates by making a reservation.

Find your car space at

if you’d like to learn more about the project’s background, please read an interview with Marianne van Scherpenzeel, Programme Manager for RAP: Renewed Accessibility and Parking at Schiphol.