New terminal

Schiphol wants all travellers to feel good at our airport, also when it gets busier. That’s why we are planning to build a new terminal. By doing this, we can offer short queues, quick service and optimum security in the future too.

A new terminal offers more space and natural light for the future of Schiphol

Facts & figures

This light and modern terminal will create a wealth of space for millions of arriving and departing passengers. The new terminal will be to the south of Schiphol Plaza, alongside the air traffic control tower and linked to the existing terminal. Departing travellers will enter the building one floor up, and proceed directly to check-in and security. This will ensure a clearer separation between arrival and departure flows.


The construction of the new terminal has been postponed for at least two years. This has to do with the coronavirus crisis: COVID-19 is affecting all projects at Schiphol. Keep an eye on this page to keep up-to-date with the schedule for the new terminal.

Insiders info

  • Early & Enabling Works started for new terminal construction

    If you want to build a new terminal in the middle of Schiphol Airport, everything has to make way – from hamburger stall to aircraft parking area. Project manager Kim Flinterman is supervising Early & Enabling Works; she describes the greatest challenges.

  • Approaching the new terminal in the future

    To ensure that we can use the departure halls in 2023, a new drop-off road is being built now. Project manager Peter van Wijk of Schiphol and field engineering manager Hans Dorsman of Royal HaskoningDHV are only too pleased to talk about.

  • Thousands of bombs and grenades

    Ton de Rooij works as a Conventional Explosives expert at Schiphol. He explains, ‘we estimate that there are about 1500 unexploded bombs located around here. The new terminal is in a partially suspect area. It’s time for soil research’.

  • New terminal built from Schiphol’s DNA

    Schiphol’s new terminal will go into service in 2023. The terminal’s design may look deceptively simple and transparent, but its design is very well thought out. KAAN Architecten were commissioned to design the new terminal; Partner Kees Kaan explains their approach.

New pier and terminal

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  • New pier

    At the end of 2019, we will be welcoming travellers to our new pier. It will have plenty of greenery, more art and even playgrounds for the kids.