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A prime location

Royal Schiphol Group's airports are important engines of economic growth for the Netherlands. Proximity to an airport is often a decisive factor for companies when selecting a location, while features such as accessibility, the supply of accommodation and office space, and logistics are also important considerations for today’s business community.

We are working constantly to improve and refine the Schiphol AirportCity concept, which stands for quality with regards to the working environment and accommodation, as well as excellent accessibility and convenient parking options. We offer a wide range of quality facilities - such as retail and food and beverage outlets - and services, for businesses, travellers and visitors alike. Offices, meeting facilities and hotels near the terminal are all performing well, as are logistics services based along the periphery of the airfield. Our real estate portfolio is being developed accordingly. We are working continuously to improve the quality of the business environment at Schiphol by expanding the range of facilities, and by offering innovative, flexible leasing concepts and services.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol also plays a central logistical role within the surrounding region. We are currently enhancing this aspect of our service offering by adding new technologies and digital processes as part of the Smart Cargo Mainport Programme. Recent innovations include a registration system allowing logistics service providers and truckers to better plan cargo delivery and collection in the hangars, from the lorry park.

Our regional airports also work with local government authorities and developers to offer companies tailored accommodation options on and around the airport grounds.



Achieved in 2018


Guaranteeing revenue flow from non-aviation activities


  • Strong retail revenues and real estate occupancy
  • Digitisation and an omnichannel approach to strengthen our retail offering and support shopping intention
  • Proactive development of parking products; continued success of valet parking service; extension of P3 parking garage

Central Business District

Increasing activity in the Central Business District. Widening the range of services, establishing an attractive working environment and ensuring high occupancy rates


  • Sustained positive momentum in the real estate sector; high office occupancy rates
  • Expansion work started on The Base complex, to include the new The Base D building
  • Ever-increasing range of services; success of SPOT: a community of airport-based businesses and employees

Creating synergies