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Schiphol Airport arrivals

Schiphol Airport is officially the busiest airport in the Netherlands, which is located just 14 kilometres from Amsterdam. It is the base airport for the KLM, Dutch National Airline. Also more than 100 other airlines fly here, so you can check and find their contact information on Amsterdam Airlines section.

Airport Amsterdam arrivals and departures are made in one main Terminal. The Terminal is really huge and comfortably equipped for its passengers. Arrivals Schiphol areas are located on the Airside or Landside part of the Terminal. There you will find toilets, facilities for small children, and the disabled, payphones, and currency exchange facilities. Also in Arrivals 1 and 3, you will come across information desks, where you can get the data about the airport and tourist routes.

After you go through customs and immigration, you get access to all the facilities and stores in Schiphol Plaza.

Amsterdam Airport arrivals today

On the website you can find a handy widget for all travellers so that they can easily check Amsterdam arrivals time as well as flight numbers, airline, and current flight status. You will easily get the information you need and avoid difficulties if your flight is suddenly postponed or delayed. In addition, the widget below alerts you in advance about flight arrivals to Amsterdam and the slightest changes.

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Arrivals in other time periods

Haven’t you found the arrival flight you were looking for? Here is a list of flights landing at Amsterdam - Airport - Schiphol in particular time periods:

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Also, you can find the information about the same flight that was scheduled for yesterday or will arrive tomorrow.

Schiphol Airport flight status - arrival flight alerts

All travellers or people who meet them have a wonderful opportunity to find out everything at once about the desired flight.

How to do it? It's very simple, to review all the Schiphol flight information, just enter the key details of the desired flight and your email into this form. You will receive a notification in the mail with departure and arrival times, as well as any changes.

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Amsterdam Airport pickup

Schiphol Short-Stop Parking and the Amsterdam Airport arrival area are located next to each other, so moving between them is comfortable for those who will be picking up passengers from the airport.

Schiphol car parks are equipped with good security features, so leaving your car behind is nothing to worry about. Also be careful about where you park and obey the rules so that your car doesn't get picked up by a tow truck.

Please note that if you need to stay at the airport for a longer period of time, use the long-term parking facilities in the P1 and P2 areas. These zones are a couple of minutes walk from the Schiphol arrivals area, so just follow the signs.

Below you will find the price for parking at Schiphol:

  • Short-term parking - free for the first 15 minutes, then every 15 minutes you will be charged €2.
  • Long-term parking - €1 every 12 minutes, up to a maximum of €33.5 per day.

Amsterdam Airport shuttle services

Those arriving in Amsterdam can take the Airport shuttle Schiphol service for their comfort. Please note that airport shuttles are available on a door-to-door basis and may also be free of charge (but this information should be checked directly with your hotel representative). There are other transfer options you can ask for at the information desk.

  • The price of a Schiphol Airport transfer is €13.50 per adult and €6.25 per child.
  • Timetable: from 18:00 to 21:00, from platform A7, shuttles run every 10 minutes regularly.
  • The shuttles go directly to the arrivals area at Amsterdam Schiphol and the train station level.

Meet & Greet pickup at the airport in Amsterdam

As the red and white 'Meeting Point' has been dismantled, the meeting place has been temporarily moved to the crossing between railway platforms 3-4 and 5-6. For guidance, the Burger King seating area is nearby. If you have any questions, you can approach the staff at Schiphol Airport and they can help you find the meeting point.

There are also two good alternative meeting points at the airport itself, this one in a café or restaurant in Schiphol Plaza. And a second convenient place is near the check-in desks or in the arrivals hall.

Just check the timetable and find the flight you want so you know where you should go and where to find the rendezvous point.

Where is the Amsterdam Airport baggage claim?

According to official statistics, baggage storage at Schiphol handles roughly 53 million pieces of luggage every year. That works out to about 120,000 pieces of luggage on a quiet day and 180,000 pieces on busy days such as holidays and holidays, when the airport is considered very busy.

The airport has four baggage handling areas to which luggage arrives. These areas are connected by a trunk-transportation system so that luggage can be easily moved between them and delivered to passengers. Things then go onto special belts, which are numbered, for the convenience of passengers. Each number will relate to a particular flight, which you will find on the electronic board.

The ‘West Zone’ is under the third Schiphol flight arrivals hall, Hall ‘E’ is under Pier ‘E’, Hall ‘D’ is under Pier ‘D’, and the ‘South Zone’ is in front of the air traffic control tower. The 'West Zone' is mainly used for baggage checked in in departure halls 3 and 4. Hall 'E' for transfer luggage as well as luggage for intercontinental flights operated by KLM and its partner airlines. Hall 'D' for transfer luggage as well as luggage for destinations in the European area. South Zone' for other airlines and flights departing from Hall 1.

Please note that all luggage is specifically checked at the security control. Take the rules seriously before getting anything with you. You can check what items are prohibited or restricted on the website of the airport or airline you are travelling with, so that there will be no problems later.

How to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam

AMS Airport is located only 14 km from Amsterdam and is conveniently connected by road to Utrecht at a distance of 50 km, as well as The Hague (45 km) and Rotterdam (60 km). The main destinations for transport from Schiphol to Amsterdam are the city centre, the train station, the cities of Rotterdam, and Utrecht.

Leaving the airport there are many transportation services to get to your desired destination. You have the option of renting a car in the central arrivals hall or taking a cab. To find more information about car hire at Schiphol Airport, go to our Car Rental section, and in case you need more details about cabs, go to the Taxi. Yet, for those who want to feel convenience, comfort and manage travel time by their own, we recommend to hire a car from a variety of rental agencies and brands available at AMS.

If you are interested in public transportation at Amsterdam, follow the signs to get to the subway station or bus stop. Among the popular ones are the airport Express Bus to Amsterdam and the train. Also, note that there is a local card "I Amsterdam", which makes it easy to find public transportation at a price you can afford. You can use this card for 3 days for only €110.

Can I use “I Amsterdam” card from the airport?

The "I Amsterdam” card allows travellers not only to experience all the local attractions, but also offers special free offers and discounts at local establishments and popular venues.

The card can be purchased for one, two or three days. It gives you free access to popular local museums, as well as free cruises on the city's canals and discounts of around 25% on other exciting places. You can also ride any form of public transport for free for as long as you like.

With this card, you will have the opportunity to visit Amsterdam's most famous Van Gogh Museum, the incredibly beautiful Anne Frank House, stroll through the VondelPark, visit the Royal Palace, and eat in the city's best restaurants (d'Vijff Vlieghen, Ciel Bleu, de Silveren Spiegel) and much more.

The “I Amsterdam” card at Schiphol Airport, by offering unlimited travel on public transport, free entry to certain places and other privileges, is much more advantageous than the GVB day ticket for €21, or other tickets individually.

FAQ about arrivals to Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Do I need a PCR test to transit through Schiphol?

You can transfer to Schiphol Airport if you have the required vaccinations and can show proof of vaccination. You do not have to take any tests if you stay at the airport during the transfer.

Do I have to go through customs for a connecting international flight from Amsterdam?

If you are travelling to a Schengen country, you will go through passport control after security checks. This process is managed by the Royal Netherlands Maritime Authority, not by Dutch Customs as you may think at first.

Can I get a SIM card at Schiphol Airport after arrival?

Yes. “Airport Telecom” can be found between the 1st and 2nd zones of arrivals at Amsterdam Schiphol. There you will find SIM cards from popular operators for sale. The current price for SIM cards at Amsterdam Airport as of October is €40 per 12GB of data.