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.
- Introduction chaplain Fons LitjensIn January, February and March 2024 I will stand in for Father Gerard Timmermans, who’s on work leave. The board of the Roman Catholic Chaplaincy Foundation has appointed me in order to continue the pastoral care for passengers. I will be available on Thursdays and Fridays weekly.Continue reading “Introductie pastor Fons Litjens“
- Christmas Eve near the Meditation Centre, behind securityFor the ones who are travelling through Schiphol Airport on Christmas Eve, do not miss the opportunity to get a touch of Christmas in a short celebration in Lounge 2. This service can only be attended by checked-in passengers, passengers in transit or staff who are on duty on Christmas Eve. A selection of Christmas carols will be sung, we will read the Nativity story and a short Christmas message will be given by one of the chaplains.Continue reading “Kerstavondviering in het Meditation Centre, achter de security“
- 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“
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?
Fill in our contact form
+31 (0)20 601 4751
Vertrekpassage 1 – unit 219
1118 AP Schiphol
The Airport Chaplaincy has an ANBI status.