Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Each and every day, more than one hundred thousand people travel through Schiphol airport; people of different cultures and backgrounds. The Airport Chaplaincy is there to assist those who encounter difficulties during their journey, whatever difficulties that may be.
Together, we want to provide an ambience of peace and quiet, whenever and wherever needed, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the airport. A place for prayer and meditation, someone to talk to, coffee, or a place to sleep. So that people can continue their path and perhaps the journey has become a little lighter for them.
What we do
Every day, a chaplain is present at the airport to provide assistance or lend a sympathetic ear to passengers. In addition, the Meditation Centre is opened daily where people of all nationalities and beliefs are welcome to pray, meditate, or just unwind. Find out more about what we do below.
In the Meditation Centre, we welcome passengers and employees who come to pray, meditate, or just unwind. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists: all religions and beliefs are welcome here.
Who we are
Together, the foundation board, the chaplains, and the volunteers managing the Meditation Centre form the Airport Chaplaincy at Schiphol. Find out more about our team below.
- IACAC Conference in St. Louis, Missouri‘You’re helping people to get home,’ the bus driver summarizes on his way to the conference venue. This is the work done by airport chaplains day after day. Being able to find the colleague of another airport helps, so bereaved passengers will again be assisted upon their arrival. During the last week of October, Airport chaplains from many different airports came together for their yearly conference in St. Louis.Continue reading “IACAC Conferentie St. Louis, Missouri“
- A visit to the Airport Chaplaincy at SchipholOn Saturday September 30th, a delegation of the Protestant church of Halfweg-Zwanenburg visited the Airport Chaplaincy at Schiphol. Three volunteers and one of the chaplains welcomed fifteen church committee members for an information session and a visit to the Meditation Centre behind security.Continue reading “Bezoek Protestantse gemeente Halfweg-Zwanenburg aan het Luchthavenpastoraat“
- Ordination of Mark Hafkenscheid to the PriesthoodOn Saturday, July 1st the Rev. Mark Hafkenscheid, Curate at St. Mary’s and Airport Chaplain at Schiphol, has been ordained to the Priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Hamid, the Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese in Europe of the Church of England. Many witnessed and celebrated this joyful service in St.Mary’s Church in Rotterdam, which marks a milestone for Mark and his family.Continue reading “Wijding luchthavenpastor Mark Hafkenscheid“
If you would like more information about the Airport Chaplaincy or if you would like to speak to one of the chaplains, you can contact them via the Airport Control Centre (+31 (0)20 601 4751). Naturally, the chaplains are also available outside office hours for emergency care. You can then contact the chaplain on duty, also via the Control Centre of the airport.
How can you reach us?
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+31 (0)20 601 4751
Vertrekpassage 1 – unit 219
1118 AP Schiphol
The Airport Chaplaincy has an ANBI status.