A lot has to be done 'on the ground' to prepare Schiphol for the future. That means adding facilities to handle more aircraft, travellers, parking and facilities. From 1 October 2017, several car parks will be broken down, moved, built and upgraded.
Schiphol Parking is also about to change
There will be many changes to the way you park at Schiphol after 1 October. The P2 car park will be closed so many parking spaces will disappear. However, we will introduce a new valet service to relieve pressure on P1. That means you can continue to park (or be dropped off) close to the terminals. Roads and signage will also be improved so Schiphol becomes more accessible than ever – for travellers, drivers and staff.
Here are the 3 most important parking areas at Schiphol and how best to use them, as well as information for Privium members:
P1 Short-term Parking
P1 will be extended and will be suitable for short-term parking of up to 48 hours. That makes it convenient for weekend trips, or dropping off travellers. It’s best not to park at P1 for more than 48 hours, otherwise you will incur an excess fee.
P3 Long-term Parking
The P3 multi-storey car park will also be extended and many car spaces added. It is suitable for parking of 3 days or more. A free shuttle bus connects the car park with the terminal in minutes.
P6 Valet Parking
A large car park is being built on the north-western side of Schiphol. You can park there for 3 days or more using our new valet service at P6. Here’s how it works: when you drive in, your car will be captured on camera along our ‘video street’. You hand over your car keys, then walk to Departures or Arrivals within 2 minutes. When you return, your car will be waiting for you at P6 Valet. This is perfect if you want to park for more than 48 hours while being as close to the terminals as possible.
Parking will also change for our Privium Plus members. The Privium parking spaces in P2 will be replaced by car spaces in the Excellence covered car park. Advance bookings are essential.
These are our plans
Who it affects
Parking will be different for pick-ups and drop-offs. That’s why it’s good to stay abreast of any planned renovations and how the new roads will look. In general, staff parking will be unaffected by the changes.
What will happen
The P2 car park will be decommissioned, so new car spaces will be created elsewhere. This is partly due to the new pier and terminal construction projects. The new parking facilities will ensure that there is room for anyone who wants to park at Schiphol.
Where it will change
Schiphol Parking is changing along with Schiphol. P2 at Schiphol Centrum will be decommissioned to make room for a new pier and terminal. Also:
- The P1 car park will be extended and redesigned for short-term stays, and an extra entrance will be added
- The P3 multi-storey car park will be extended.
- A large new car park is being built on the north-western side of Schiphol. Cars can be parked there for 3 days or longer by using our new valet service in the P6 multi-storey car park.
Roads and signage will also be adapted to ensure Schiphol remains easily accessible.
When it will all take place
P2 will no longer be in use from 1 October 2017. Anyone parked there will be able to leave within the month, but will not be able to return. Demolition of the building will take place from 1 November 2017 onwards. In the meantime, preparations for new car spaces and car park buildings are already underway.
This will be the new situation
Kiss & Ride revitalised
As traveller numbers continue to grow, we have made various adjustments to the Kiss & Ride area.
Completed: Schiphol Boulevard
The project to widen Schiphol Boulevard has now been completed. This gives traffic and suppliers more space to get in and out of vehicles.
New exit now in use
The new motorway exit for local traffic from Amsterdam is in use. Other traffic will flow better and drivers can now reach Schiphol Centrum faster.
1001 road signs in place
New roads need new signs. That is why we adjusted more than half of the signs in and around the airport.
In order to make room for the new pier and terminal, multi-storey car park P2 will be decommissioned.
Interview about the parking facilities
Marianne van Scherpenzeel is the Programme Manager for Renewed Accessibility and Parking (RAP) at Schiphol. She makes sure that all necessary measures will be taken when multi-storey P2 car park is decommissioned. She is also involved in the development and building process of our new parking facilities.
Interview about the demolition of P2
P2 has an almost eerie emptiness, and only a handful of cars remain parked there. This sets the stage for demolition works on P2, which began on 1 November. Project Manager Dennis Veltkamp will be supervising the demolition.
Interview about P1 car park’s new wing
We are welcoming more travellers to Schiphol than ever, which means we need more places to park. One of our solutions is to expand the P1 car park. Schiphol Project Manager Wouter Slotman and his right hand William de Graaf of construction company Ballast Nedam and their teams will ensure that these car parks welcome their first visitors by the end of September.