Together, we make Schiphol safer: Landside Access Policy for Vehicles
Who can gain access?
The landside access policy applies to all users who wish to enter the stand-off zone with a vehicle. Users are persons from companies that need access to the locations within the stand-off zone with a vehicle. This can include suppliers, transport companies, contractors or other parties who arrive with a vehicle to deliver, collect or perform a service. This means in concrete terms: the supplier or the transport company itself and not the ‘client’ of that supplier or transport company.
What is the stand-off zone?
The stand-off zone is a security zone around the terminal buildings where only authorised and checked vehicles with authorised drivers have access. These vehicles can enter the stand-off zone via vehicle passages. Drivers and their vehicles only have access if they have the correct authorisations.
Access as a Known Transporter or via the Remote Security Center
To enter the stand-off zone, the driver and the vehicle must be registered, and the vehicle must be checked prior to each visit. The vehicle security check can be carried out in one of two ways: if the driver is registered as a ‘Known Transporter’, they carry out the check themselves. If the driver is not registered as a Known Transporter at Schiphol, for every visit to the stand-off zone, they must first report to the Remote Security Center. A member of Schiphol’s security staff will then register the driver and register and check the vehicle.
Access as a Known Transporter
If your company regularly enters the stand-off zone with a vehicle, we recommend that you become a Known Transporter (BT). For this, the company, the vehicle and the driver must meet certain conditions. Under those conditions, the driver is allowed to check the vehicle in advance by themself. BTs then have direct 24/7 access to the specified locations within the stand-off zone, using their Schiphol Pass and the correct BT authorisation and a Schiphol Vehicle Pass with BT authorisation. Read about how to become a Known Transporter on the Known Transporter page.
Watch the animation to find out how you as a Known Transporter can access the stand-off zone:
Access as Known Transporter
Access via the Remote Security Center (RSC)
If your company does not need to regularly visit the stand-off zone at Schiphol, or if you are unable or have no wish to become a Known Transporter, you have to report to the Remote Security Center (RSC), located at the RD Passage, before every visit to the stand-off zone. There, a member of Schiphol’s security staff will register the personal data of the driver and register and check the vehicle. The vehicle will then be given one-time access to the stand-off zone within a predetermined time, at the appropriate vehicle passage. The RSC is open Monday till Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM (excluding public holidays) and is a five-minute drive from Schiphol.
Read more about how the Remote Security Center works, or watch the animation to know how you can access the stand-offzone via the Remote Security Center:
Access via the RSC
In the coming years, more measures will be introduced that affectvehicle access to Schiphol’s terminal buildings:
- Reducing pressure on logistics streets: In the future, to further reduce the pressure in the logistics streets and at the vehicle passages, Schiphol intends to work with time slots. Users will then be required to book a time window in advance. There are also plans to regulate construction transport to and from Schiphol Center through storage and remote parking. This too should reduce pressure on the logistics streets.
- Zero Emission Zone: From 1 January 2026, the logistics streets at the terminal will become part of the zero emission zones. At these locations, only commercial vehicles that emit no harmful emissions will be granted access from 2026. From then on, only electric or hydrogen-fuelled vans and trucks will be permitted. This is part of Schiphol’s ambition to reduce harmful emissions and improve air quality.