How busy is Schiphol today? These Facebook groups speak nothing but facts

The adventure of travelling by plane has changed completely. It used to be one of the most glorious parts of the holiday for many. 

Nowadays, the experience of flying from Schiphol is more like the Hunger Games and there is only one way to survive: Facebook groups.

Community for airport victims!

These airport-related Facebook groups are one of the more trendy places to be right now (apart from your holiday destination, of course). 

The victims (passengers) of Schiphol and other Dutch airports are not only discussing things like what should be the name of their group (Shitphol or Schiphell? Let’s be honest, it’s a hard one!) but also sharing live updates about their situation on the airport. 

Some popular groups for internationals in the Netherlands is the Expats enjoying Dutch Airport Queues, while Dutchies are getting their Schiphol updates from rijen en drukte schiphol

You can have some sort of community feeling while being part of these groups! While the group will not protect you from having to camp at the airport, you can still give each other tips on how to sue different airlines and which terminal offers free sandwiches for the victims. Sounds fun, right?

Surviving the airport chaos

You definitely want to check all the other travel possibilities before booking your plane ticket, because it can quickly turn into a nightmare. 

If you are planning to fly or just want to read a few horror stories from the other members, this is the place to be! 

Other important English language groups in the topic are Schiphol live in English and Queues and crowds at Schiphol

We recommend you go to the airport early, and if it’s possible, do not check in any luggage! Hopefully, things go smoothly if you decide to fly in the near future. 

If not, these groups are also great for venting.

Have you been to a Dutch airport lately? How was your experience? Tell us in the comments!

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Mihály Droppa
Mihály Droppa
Mihály fell in love with (and in) Amsterdam, so he quit his NGO job in Budapest and moved to Amsterdam to become a journalist. His apartment is full of plants and books, two dogs, and a random mouse in the kitchen. You might find him in Vondelpark, where he spends most of his life throwing tennis balls for his vizslas and listening to podcasts. His nickname is Mex — ask him why!


  1. I flew from Schiphol twice in the last month. First on Aug 31 to Turin and then on Sep 27 to Edmonton. Both times I was cautioned to arrive at least 2.5 hours before departure time (I was staying at the Sheraton right at Schiphol the night before the second flight) and both times I sailed right through baggage check and security. No lines for either procedures for either flight. I just ended up waiting two hours to board, when I could have used that time more productively and enjoyably. Both flights were at supposed “rush hours” for the airport.


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