Improving air quality at Schiphol: All about ultrafine particles

Schiphol is working on reducing ultrafine particle emissions. These are produced by diesel vehicles and when aircraft start their engines, for example. Especially if you work on the platform, there is a good chance that you inhale ultrafine particles. We do not yet know what the effect is on your health, but recent evidence suggests that it can be harmful.


You might have already heard or read about this, and we understand that you have questions. That’s why we have complied a list of the most frequently asked questions and the answers to them. We’ve also made an overview of all the measures that have been taken to reduce ultrafine particles at Schiphol.

We still don’t know that much about ultrafine particles and there is still a lot of research going on. We have put everything that we know so far into an overview for you. Schiphol has been working on lowering ultrafine particle levels since 2019. The Ultrafine Particles Action Plan is part of these efforts.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    We understand that you have questions about ultrafine particles. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions with answers.

  • Measures

    Schiphol is taking various measures to reduce the use of fossil fuels like diesel and kerosene. Ultrafine particles primarily come from the combustion of these fossil fuels.

  • Research

    Schiphol wants to gain more knowledge about ultrafine particles and has commissioned various studies. What are these studies? What do we know so far?

  • News

    The latest developments surrounding the reduction of ultrafine particles and improvement of air quality at Schiphol.