Is Schiphol open at night?

Yes, Schiphol is open at night. The share of night-time flights, between 10.30 p.m. and 6.00 a.m., is restricted. The total share of these flights is about 2.7%. In a number of cases, night-time flights are necessary, for example in the summer season, due to extra chartered flights to destinations around the Mediterranean and in the event of delays. The main reason why Schiphol is open at night is the difference between night and day across the world. Flights between the Far East and Europe, in particular, cross so many time zones that it is almost impossible to leave by day and also arrive by day. This applies in particular for freight flights, more than 85% of which are intercontinental flights. However, few night-time flights at Schiphol are freight flights.