Schiphol likes to be involved in the community. A variety of activities are organised each year. Not only for children and neighbours but also for our potential employees of the future.
Projects with and for children
During the Schiphol Experience, Schiphol employees take a class of children around the airport for an entire day. It is a fun and memorable day for the children. Over the years, we have arranged this in cooperation with various organisations in the Schiphol area. Projects for children that need a little something extra have been carried out, too.
We are always open to interesting ideas and new initiatives. Do you have a proposal? Please get in touch with the Schiphol Contact Centre.
Affiliations with schools, universities of applied sciences and research universities
Pupils and students are the future of the Netherlands as well as aviation. We have numerous initiatives to challenge this group as much as possible and put them in contact with the aviation sector.
Examples include the Schiphol teaching materials designed to help pupils aged roughly between 11 and 13 learn about aviation in a fun way. The teaching materials are extremely popular and fit in well with the current school curriculum. Request the teaching materials from the Schiphol Local Community Council. We also have many opportunities and possibilities to offer students enrolled in universities of applied sciences and research universities. We frequently encounter challenges for which we gladly use input from students. We do so not only by offering work placements but also by organising larger projects. For example, 70 young urban and rural planning students tackled a case involving Schiphol, with supervision from Royal Schiphol Group employees.
As a huge airport, we have a lot of neighbours. As a good neighbour, we like to maintain good relations. That is why we regularly organise neighbour days. We invite you – our neighbour – for a fun and informative day. During these days, you get a look behind the scenes and you visit places that are normally off-limits to the public.
In 2016, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrated its 100th anniversary. To celebrate, we organised the ‘Super Neighbour Days’. Some 10,000 neighbours visited over the course of two days. They were presented with a programme filled with information, games and a spectacular show by the Schiphol fire brigade. Hundreds of Schiphol employees worked both days from start to finish to treat the neighbours to an unforgettable day.