Smoking at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Airport Rating


Before Security Smoking

Smoking is permitted outside the terminal building in the designated smoking areas. The smoking areas are indicated by a white dotted line and contain ashtrays. Smoking areas have been installed at various locations on Jan Delleartplein (outside in front of Schiphol Plaza) and on the departures level.

Perimeter roads and the aprons form an exception to the rule: these areas must be kept smoke free to ensure airport safety.

After Security Smoking

Important Update from Thijs

Please note that from 1.4.2020 all indoor areas are smoke free and there are no more smoking areas

Note from Airport

Smoking is no longer permitted

Travellers will no longer be permitted to smoke a cigarette or a cigar just before take-off or right after landing from 1 April. That is a rule issued by the supreme court which states that smoking areas in Dutch food service establishments must be closed. Schiphol must adhere to this decision, which means that the terminal will be a non-smoking area from now on.

The smoking areas after security will close. This is in addition to the smoking areas before security, which were closed areas. Schiphol could have made these areas public areas, which meant that they would not belong to any food service establishment. However, we decided to demonstrate our ambition to become a non-smoking terminal.

Schiphol Airport has not become a completely non-smoking area – visitors can still smoke in Jan Dellaertplein, the square outside Schiphol Plaza. However, we are planning to move the smoking areas further away from Schiphol Plaza’s entry and exit points. We will also continue to follow the legal guidelines with regards to selling tobacco. For the time being, you are still able to buy tobacco at our airport.

Further Information

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