A whistle-stop tour through the rich history of the Netherlands’ national airport: From muddy puddle to global hub

Schiphol began life in 1916, on land that had been reclaimed from the Haarlemmermeer. Over more than 100 years, courage and a pioneering spirit have built up the national airport of the Netherlands to its current global status.

100 years of Schiphol in 100 seconds

The 1910s

The 1920s

The 1930s

The 1940-45s

The 1945-49s

The 1950s

The 1960s

The 1970s

The 1980s

The 1990s

The 2000s

The 2010s