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Airport Chaplaincy Schiphol


opening meditation centre 2018 141Each and every day, more than one hundred thousand people travel through Schiphol airport; people of different cultures with different backgrounds and emotions. As in any vast crowd, a high number of them have problems and worries which they would like to share with somebody willing to lend a sympathetic ear.

 Some people also require immediate help. In both cases, the Airport Chaplaincy, which has been present at Schiphol since 1975, is of indispensable and invaluable support. It wants to contribute to the emotional and spiritual care of the people traveling through, or working at, the airport.


The Airport Chaplaincy consists of three pastors, assisted by twenty-five volunteers of all denominations. Together they are in charge of a place of tranquility where people of all nationalities and all beliefs are welcome. They offer pastoral and spiritual care at the heart of society. See below for more information about the three foundations responsible for the Airportchaplaincy..



Welcome to "OCAAM" at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport



The Old Catholic and Anglican Airport Ministry (OCAAM) is the sponsoring agency for Anglican and Old Catholic participation in the chaplaincy of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, one of the world's busiest airports.

The foundation, a registered charity in the Netherlands, is under the episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, of the Church of England and of the Old Catholic Bishop of Haarlem.

 Click herefor more information on the website of the OCAA...

Protestant Airport Chaplaincy Schiphol Airport




Welcome to the Protestant Airport Chaplaincy at Schiphol Airport. More than one hundred thousand people a day travel through our airport. A true metropolis with huge numbers of temporary and infinitely changing residents.

The Airport Chaplaincy is there to assist those who encounter difficulties during their journey, whatever difficulties that may be.

Click here for more information on the website of the Protestant Airport Chaplaincy foundation.




Roman Catholic Airportchaplaincy foundation (RKLHP)


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The Roman Catholic Church has been active at Schiphol Airport since 1975, diligently shaping the Airport Ministry. Starting on its own and from scratch, the first years were hard work. This was eased when a Protestant colleague joined, as it provided peer consultation between the pastors appointed by the churches


Click here for more information on the website of the Roman Catholic Airportchaplaincy foundation.