Harp music on Pentecost Sunday

This Sunday, 28th of May, the chaplaincy happily welcomes harpist Aimée van Delden in the Meditation Centre of Schiphol. In the beginning of 2023, one of the chaplains met her at a regional meeting and the plan for a combined church service was born. Harp music will attribute warmth and purity to the serenity of the Meditation Centre and will be enjoyable even more on a festive day like Pentecost.Continue reading “Harpiste Aimée van Delden musiceert op 28 mei”

The Airport Chaplaincy organised a New Year’s Concert in the airport

On January 11th, the Airport Chaplaincy welcomed the year 2023 with a short church service, a speech by the president of the chaplaincy foundation Flip Poort and a special miniconcert. The concert was given by professional musicians in Lounge 2. It was a true highlight of the New Year’s reception.Continue reading “Luchthavenpastoraat organiseert Nieuwjaarsconcert”

Christmas Eve near the Meditation Centre, behind security

For 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 played on audio, 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”

Interview Local Radio Station Volendam – Edam

Mid-October volunteer Ria Tol and airport chaplain Marieke Meiring were invited by L.O.V.E. (Local Radio Volendam-Edam) for an interview. In the basement of the stadium of FC Volendam the radio team gave them a warm welcome and asked many questions about the work of the chaplaincy in the Meditation Centre of Schiphol Airport.Continue reading “Interview Lokale Omroep Volendam – Edam”

Airport chaplains and volunteers visit liberal Jewish Congregation of Amsterdam

Every year the Airport Chaplaincy offers a training program to its volunteers. In October, usually a whole day is organized to equip the 25 voluntary staff and the chaplains to increase their knowledge, train them and inspire them for their task. On October 13th the chaplains, volunteers and many board members were hosted by the liberal Jewish Congregation of Amsterdam.Continue reading “Luchthavenpastoraat te gast bij liberaal Joodse Gemeente”

The 2021 annual report is online

We are pleased to present the annual report of 2021 (in Dutch) of the Airport Chaplaincy. In this report you can learn more about our experiences and activities during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic at Schiphol. An airport during a pandemic is and remains a special place to be active. Flexibility and attention are the two keywords!

Stories and silence at Eindhoven Airport

On Sunday February 13th our colleague Rev. Mirjam van Nie was installed as an airport chaplain in the Protestant congregation of the PKN in Veldhoven. Mirjam started coming to the Airport of Eindhoven (also Royal Schiphol Group) on a weekly basis as a volunteer since 2014. From the beginning, her presence as a professional is aiming at listening to people and taking care of the airport’s prayer room that opened eight years ago.Continue reading “Verhalen en stilte op Eindhoven Airport”