As of April 1st, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's entire terminal will be smoke-free. This means that all designated smoking areas after Security Control will be closed. The ones in the terminal before Security Control are closed already. By closing the smoking areas in its food & beverages outlets, Schiphol is complying with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that all smoking areas in Dutch food & beverages outlets must be closed.
Published on: 2 April 2020
In September last year, the Supreme Court ruled that smoking areas in food & beverages outlets had to be closed with immediate effect. In response, Schiphol could have elected to designate a number of smoking areas 'public', i.e. no longer part of a food & beverage outlet. However, we have chosen a different approach, which is to translate its ambition to achieve a smoke-free terminal into action.
Together with the involved business partners, a project will start on April first, to give the smoking areas a new destination as part of the food & beverage concept in which they were located.