Blogs for Schiphol neighbours

On this page, you'll find an overview of blogs that you may find interesting to read as neighbour of Schiphol. There are blogs about the runways, flight paths and aircraft types, fun facts about the area around Schiphol, and more. Happy reading!

  • Lapwings: Schiphol’s own living scarecrows

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    Bird Controllers, called Kieviten (Dutch for lapwing), work day and night to repel birds, so our feathered visitors don't end up in the engines of aircraft.

  • Cycle around Schiphol

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    There's a great bike route around the airport. It takes you past the runways, spotter areas and the old control tower. Click here to read all about it.

  • Hi Schiphol Tower, are we cleared for this blog?

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    Thanks to the air traffic controllers, pilots know which runway to take off from or land on. LVNL works 24/7 to guide air traffic at and around Schiphol.

  • Using mist to reduce ultrafine particles

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    Using mist to reduce particulate matter is a technique used in construction. Now we're seeing if it can lower the amount of ultrafine particles at the airport.

  • Did that plane just make a whale sound?

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    If you live close to Schiphol, you may have heard whale sounds coming from planes flying overhead.

  • Which landing systems do Schiphol runways have?

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    Pilots can make use of landing systems when landing aircraft on the runways. Which do we use at Schiphol?

  • What happens during short-term runway maintenance?

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    What do works on the runway entail? And why isn’t short-term maintenance included in the maintenance schedule?

  • DeNoize to test smart noise-reducing window

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    In a home in Zwanenburg where many planes fly overhead, DeNoize is testing whether an innovative window can reduce noise nuisance in the house.

  • Tree planting day at Schiphol

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    Schiphol strives to plant more trees than are cut down at our airport due to building works and that’s where our tree planting day comes in!

  • Flying safely in reduced visibility

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    In this blog, we explain how you can safely fly to and from Schiphol in foggy or misty conditions.

  • Schiphol’s Panorama Terrace is open again!

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    The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. Schiphol’s Panorama Terrace is open again!