Schiphol states that the holiday season causes more crowds, which can also increase waiting times. In addition, various airlines, but also other services such as security guards, suffer from staff shortages due to, among other things, illness.
It is not only travelers who cause crowds at Schiphol. King’s Day celebrations who use the train and bus station as a transfer also cause extra crowds at Schiphol Plaza.
Chaos arose at Schiphol last Saturday due to a wild strike by KLM baggage handlers. As a result, many flights could not depart and the departure halls were full. Schiphol closed its doors at a certain point. The exits from the A4 motorway were also closed for some time.