Redevelopment : Departures 1 and Lounge 1

The number of passengers at Schiphol continues to rise. In order to accommodate that growth, we are renovating, updating and extending Departures & Lounge 1. In Departure Hall 1, the addition of a new mezzanine will create more space for security, check-in and waiting areas. In the Lounge to the rear, we are also extending, adapting routes and increasing the range of facilities, such as catering outlets and shops. The result will be even more comfortable travel.

Today sitting tight
Tomorrow creating space

Facts & figures

As the number of passengers travelling to and from Schengen countries increases sharply, extra capacity is needed in Departures & Lounge 1. In order to boost check-in and security capacity, while also expanding the lounge, we are redeveloping a smarter layout for Departure Hall 1, Lounge 1 behind it (the retail area) and the adjoining floors. This includes building a mezzanine to accommodate the security process in Departure Hall 1, just like the mezzanine floor in Departure Hall 2. That will free up more space for millions of passengers in the check-in area every year. In Lounge 1, routes will be improved and the range of facilities increased.


The security filter on the new mezzanine in Departure Hall 1 is scheduled to be up and running by mid-2020. We will complete the adaptation and extension of Departure Lounge 1 in early 2022.

Insiders info

  • Refurbished departure hall, new equipment

    Together with his colleagues, Perry van Kan is responsible for the new IT and security equipment in the refurbished Departure Hall.

  • Check-in and baggage drop in Departure Hall 1

    Programme manager Peter Flierman and process developer Janny Postma are taking a different approach to create more space for security and check-in.

  • Temporary security filter above Cockpitplein

    Project Manager Erica Esveld is leading the construction of a temporary security filter ... above Schiphol’s Cockpitplein.

  • Making people happy with the renovated Departures

    Everyone has their own wish list when it comes to the refurbishment of Departures and Lounge 1. Laura Mayoral, developer, is committed to keeping all the stakeholders happy.

  • Renovated terminal on the horizon

    Aircraft are getting larger and fuller, resulting in millions of additional travellers a year. This is one of the reasons for the renovation of Departures 1 & Lounge 1; contracting authority Dennis Stout is responsible for this task.

  • The how and what of BIM

    Project manager Anwar Hassan is responsible for the BIM process, which involves 3D mapping of every square centimetre in the Departures 1 & Lounge 1 project at Schiphol.

  • Goodbye Dakota’s, hello meeting rooms

    Project manager Danica Hooi and developer Edwin Westgeest tell about their involvement in the Departures 1 and Lounge 1 project.

  • Moving technical rooms

    Paul Smith and Diede van de Pol work on the construction and relocation of technical rooms in Departures 1 and Lounge 1.

  • Lifting in the dead of night

    Coen van der Zwaag and his colleagues arrange for cranes to hoist new steel structures onto the roof for the renovation of Departures 1 and Lounge 1.

  • A giant relocation puzzle

    ‘We have just been through an unsettled phase that involved a lot of demolition work,’ says project manager Michiel van Goor. ‘Now it’s time to build again.

  • Safety comes first as the terminal is remodelled

    Security expert Ramona Mochèl has been hard at work on the redesign of Departure Hall 1 and Departure Lounge 1 since December 2017.

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