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Where to Store Your Luggage at Schipol Airport (and Other Places in Amsterdam)

Last updated: Jun 6, 2018

What to do with your luggage during a long layover? It’s a question every frequent traveler has had to deal with at one point or another. Whether you’re worried about theft or you just need to unload it for a few hours, luggage storage can give you great peace of mind. Here, we tackle the luggage storage situation at one of the most incredible airports on the planet: Schipol Airport in The Netherlands. In case you’re coming through Amsterdam but not via Schipol, we’ve got you covered there, too.

Can I store my luggage at Schipol Airport?

“Yes. In common with most European airports, Schiphol has a luggage storage facility. It also has lockers for left luggage.”
“You best leave your lugagge at Schiphol, there are lockers at Schiphol: Luggage lockers Baggage locker rates per 24 hrs Dimensions: 43x34x80cm, small (S): EUR 6 Dimensions: 58x34x80cm, medium (M): EUR 7 Dimensions: 58x50x80cm, medium plus (M+): EUR 8 Dimensions: 90x51x80cm, large (L): EUR 9.50 Dimensions: 120x50x80cm, extra large (XL): EUR 11.50 Baggage can be stored in the designated lockers for a maximum of 168 hours (7 days). You will find baggage lockers throughout the Terminal: at Departure Lounges 1, 2 and 3, the Departure Lounge at Pier D, Arrival Hall 3 and the Baggage Basement Square at level -1 between Arrival Halls 1 and 2. The storage fee is to be paid by debit or creditcard. Please note that in Europe, credit cards with chips need to be verified by a PIN code. Baggage storage in de Baggage Depot (between Arrival Halls 1 and 2) can be paid for in cash. Baggage depot at Schiphol Suitcases, bags and any other baggage can be stored at the baggage depot securely and safely for an extended period of time. The maximum time limit for this is one month. The baggage depot is open daily from 06:00 to 22:00. Outside of opening hours assistance can be requested through the available intercom. Baggage depot charges For the first seven days, per piece, per 24-hour period: EUR 7 From day 8 onwards, per piece, per 24-hour period: EUR 6 Contact If you need more information, please call +31 (0)20 7952843.”
“There is no more 'danger' of pickpocketing in Amsterdam than in any large city, anywhere. And if you take normal common sense city precautions (keeping cards and cash underneath your clothing, staying alert in crowds, not leaving bags on the back of chairs or phones on cafe tables etc., etc.) you will greatly minimise the risk of being pickpocketed or suffering petty theft (just as you would in any large city anywhere). Using the luggage storage at Schiphol is a good idea to save you the hassle of lugging cabin baggage round with you, not because of the risk of pickpocketing/petty theft.”

Just make sure you’re allowing enough time to pick your luggage up before you fly:

“Schiphol is a super airport and very easy to navigate but, as always at all airports, do allow ample time to get back for your outbound flight.”
“You should aim to be back at the airport at least 2 hours before your departing flight anyway. That's common sense. And I'd allow a bit more time if I had to retrieve my bag from a locker.”
“I think they also accept credit card if I remember right. Also there is shower facilities there. After my long flight it was the best feeling in the world to be clean again. (as a side note)”

And of course, make sure you know where to actually find the lockers:

“Luggage lockers are of course landside, before security, as is normal practice at airports. There is no requirement for luggage storage airside because bags are either checked through or collected and re-checked landside. Schiphol is an excellent airport and has a great deal of interest if your layover is fairly short. If you are thinking of storing bags to spend layover time in Amsterdam the train is quick and easy. The station is in the lower part of the terminal, train are frequent and the trip to Amsterdam Centraal station takes about 10 minutes.”
“Lockers are at both side; the ones in the transfer area are the "smaller " types. At landside there even is a luggage depot, where you can store a lot (even bicycles).”

Schipol isn’t the only place in Amsterdam to leave your luggage. In case you won’t be coming in via Schipol, here are a few other options:

“You can also leave your luggage at Drop&Go Amsterdam. It's a left luggage facility in the centre of Amsterdam. It's cheaper than the lockers at Central Station. Also, you can leave your bag for a longer period and you can always get to your stuff (without extra costs). The person of the staff present at that moment was really nice and even helped me to visit interesting places in Amsterdam and recommended me a good place to eat. You can also charge your phone or computer using special locked boxes with an electric plug.”
“There is a depot at the Amsterdam Centraal Station, but you pay 6 Euro per day there as well. You can inform if you can have your luggage stored at your Amsterdam Hotel (if you will stay in one).”
“My suggestion is to go to the basement lockers; central at the Terminal building.”
“There is also luggage storage at Keukenhof.”
“There is a luggage depot in the central basement. There is a bus stop at the right side of the Schiphol Plaza, the main Hall of the terminal. Combination tickets (bus + Keukenhof entrance) are sold in the hall and you can get info there too.”
“The baggage lockers are well-signed and easy to find. Whether you'll find it 'easy' to get one depends on the day you go, of course. Nobody can tell you whether all the lockers will be in use on that day.”

And just so you have a few ideas about what to do with a short layover:

“There's no direct public transportation the the Keukenhof from downtown Amsterdam. To tke the 858 bus you either have to travel to Schiphol or Leiden (both can be travelled to by train).”
“There are coach tours from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof; just inform at the Local Tourist office in Amsterdam.”
“The bus to Keukenhof leaves from Schiphol Plaza, directly outside Arrivals. I strongly suggest you visit the Anne Frank Huis and that you book your tickets online in advance. There are always long queues.”
“Amsterdam is very walkable indeed so I suggest you allow plenty of time for wandering, especially within the 'grachtengordel' of canals which enclose 'old Amsterdam'. There are also trams and buses and Metro, of course. The Dutch railway network is comfortable, efficient and reasonably-priced, so you might think about taking a daytrip out to e.g. Haarlem, or Delft, or Den Haag or Leiden. All those places are on the same train line so if you bought a day ticket to e.g. Delft you could break your journey on your way back with a visit to any or all of the other places. Just remember to 'tap' your ticket as you leave and re-enter the station.”
“Bus 197 is maintained by bus company Connexxion; bus 858 is maintained by bus company Arriva. When you buy single tickets you need to buy them for each bus ride. Another option is to buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart and pre-load that card. For each ride you have to electronically check-in and check-out. The card is 7.50 Euro; no refund, but the ride will be cheaper than single tickets bought from the driver.”

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a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 24, 2013

Amsterdam

Is there a luggage storage place at Schiphol?

With all the danger of pickpocketing in Amsterdam, I'm wondering if there is a way to securely store my carry-on at the airport during a 7 hour layover tour of the city. Is there a luggage storage place at Schiphol?



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answered on 9/24/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Yes. In common with most European airports, Schiphol has a luggage storage facility. It also has lockers for left luggage.

You can see the relevant info on the airport website:

schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch...

By the way, there is no more 'danger' of pickpocketing in Amsterdam than in any large city, anywhere. And if you take normal common sense city precautions (keeping cards and cash underneath your clothing, staying alert in crowds, not leaving bags on the back of chairs or phones on cafe tables etc etc) you will greatly minimise the risk of being pickpocketed ot suffering petty theft (just as you would in any large city anywhere).

Using the luggage storage at Schiphol is a good idea to save you the hassle of lugging cabin baggage round with you, not because of the risk of pickpocketing/petty theft.




answered on 9/24/13 by
a VT member from New Jersey

Yes, here is the info - schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch....




answered on 9/24/13 by
a VT member

Thanks so much for the quick reply! Is it fairly easy to find the luggage lockers in the airport? What do I look for?




answered on 9/24/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Well, the page I've given tells you where you'll find the lockers/baggage depot and there will of course be signs (in English as well as Dutch), with clear icons (a suitcase and a key, in the case of lockers).

You can see them marked on the terminal maps here:

schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch...

Click 'airport facilities' on the menu to the left and then 'baggage lockers'. Drag the map to see where they are in each terminal area.




answered on 9/24/13 by
a VT member

This is terrific; thank you!




answered on 9/24/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

You are more than welcome! Schiphol is a super airport and very easy to navigate but, as always at all airports, do allow ample time to get back for your outbound flight.

[original VT link]




answered on 9/24/13 by
a VT member

Ok, and how difficult do you think it will be to go to the Arrivals hall to collect luggage before departing? Is there a good transportation method between Arrivals and Departures?




answered on 9/24/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Yes, there is good transportation.....your feet! And there are escalators and lifts as well as stairs, where necessary.

I'm not being funny. Schiphol really isn't so big that you need any sort of vehicular transport between Arrivals and Departures. And its railway station is accessed from within the terminal building (well-signed) so there's no problem there either.

You should aim to be back at the airport at least 2 hours before your departing flight anyway. That's common sense. And I'd allow a bit more time if I had to retrieve my bag from a locker.




answered on 9/24/13 by
a VT member from Hengelo

See: [original VT link]

PJ




answered on 9/25/13 by
a VT member

Ok, thanks. I didn't know if it was a separate terminal.




answered on 9/25/13 by
a VT member

gotcha; that's helpful




answered on 9/25/13 by
a VT member from Richmond

Yes there is a storage lockers availiable. Less is more so pack wisely and leave the valuables at home, (my thoughts) all the things I travel with can be replaced, but it is a shame that there are theives in the world.

cheers tommy x




answered on 9/25/13 by
a VT member from Calgary

I haven't been there since 2006. When I was there they had secure storage lockers at the airport. I put all my things in there without any issue. I think they also accept credit card if I remember right. Also there is shower facilities there. After my long flight it was the best feeling in the world to be clean again. (as a side note)




answered on 11/6/14 by
a VT member

You can also leave your luggage at Drop&Go Amsterdam http://dropandgo.nl/. It's a left luggage facility in the centre of Amsterdam. It's cheaper than the lockers at Central Station. Also, you can leave your bag for a longer period and you can always get to your stuff (without extra costs).

The person of the staff present at that moment was really nice and even helped me to visit interesting places in Amsterdam and recommended me a good place to eat. You can also charge your phone or computer using special locked boxes with an electric plug.

I hope this helps you guys, because it was really helpful to me! Cheers, Mik






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a VirtualTourist member asked on Oct 6, 2013

Amsterdam

Luggage Depot at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) Airport

Hi all,

I have some questions. Hope you could advice. (:

I understand that there is a Baggage storage in de Baggage Depot (between Arrival Halls 1 and 2).

Is it only available for arrival passengers ? Or anyone from the outside can just go there to deposit their luggage up till a month ? (The lockers won't be an feasible as i plan to deposit my luggage for three weeks while travelling Europe before reclaiming it for my international flight).



3 Answers


answered on 10/6/13 by
a VT member from Hengelo

The luggage depot what you need is accessible to the general public.

Detailed info at the Schiphol Airport website at: schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch...

PJ




answered on 10/6/13 by
a VT member

Thanks Pieter for the advice. Do you know of any other alternative for luggage storage in Amsterdam. For about three weeks ?




answered on 10/6/13 by
a VT member from Hengelo

There is a depot at the Amsterdam Centraal Station, but you pay 6 Euro per day there as well.

You can inform if you can have your luggage stored at your Amsterdam Hotel (if you will stay in one).

PJ






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a VirtualTourist member asked on Apr 12, 2014

Amsterdam

facilities for keeping luggage at kukenhoff gardens and at shiphol airport

We are reaching amsterdam on 6.5.2014 by 11.30 am and we want to visit kukenhoff gardens .we are 4 and will be having 4 suitcases with us as we r then going to swiss and italy. If we go to kukenhoff directly from airport that will save our time but moving with so much of luggage is difficult.so i want to know are there any facilities available at airport or at gardens where we can kee bags safely and enjoy tour



5 Answers


answered on 4/12/14 by
a VT member from Amsterdam

Hello,

You best leave your lugagge at Schiphol, there are lockers at Schiphol:

Luggage lockers Baggage locker rates per 24 hrs

Dimensions: 43x34x80cm, small (S): EUR 6 Dimensions: 58x34x80cm, medium (M): EUR 7 Dimensions: 58x50x80cm, medium plus (M+): EUR 8 Dimensions: 90x51x80cm, large (L): EUR 9.50 Dimensions: 120x50x80cm, extra large (XL): EUR 11.50

Baggage can be stored in the designated lockers for a maximum of 168 hours (7 days). You will find baggage lockers throughout the Terminal: at Departure Lounges 1, 2 and 3, the Departure Lounge at Pier D, Arrival Hall 3 and the Baggage Basement Square at level -1 between Arrival Halls 1 and 2.

The storage fee is to be paid by debit or creditcard. Please note that in Europe, credit cards with chips need to be verified by a PIN code. Baggage storage in de Baggage Depot (between Arrival Halls 1 and 2) can be paid for in cash.

Baggage depot at Schiphol

Suitcases, bags and any other baggage can be stored at the baggage depot securely and safely for an extended period of time. The maximum time limit for this is one month. The baggage depot is open daily from 06:00 to 22:00. Outside of opening hours assistance can be requested through the available intercom. Baggage depot charges

For the first seven days, per piece, per 24-hour period: EUR 7 From day 8 onwards, per piece, per 24-hour period: EUR 6

Contact

If you need more information, please call +31 (0)20 7952843.

Check here for this and more info:
schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch...

Cheers,
Dennis




answered on 4/12/14 by
a VT member from Hengelo

And some pictures of the Schiphol lockers at [original VT link]

My suggestion is to go to the basement lockers; central at the Terminal building.

PJ




answered on 4/13/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

There is also luggage storage at Keukenhof:

keukenhof.nl/en/plan-your-vi...




answered on 4/13/14 by
a VT member

Hi [VT member 8da3d] !you told that locker facilities are also available at Kukenhoff but are these lockers big enough to keep suitcases and how about the charges and queues




answered on 4/14/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

The website says the lockers are free. Sorry, I've no idea how large they are or whether there will be queues.






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a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 26, 2014

Amsterdam

Schiphol lockers

Are the baggage lockers at the airport before or after security and how much does it cost to rent one?



6 Answers


answered on 9/26/14 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Luggage lockers are of course landside, before security, as is normal practice at airports. There is no requirement for luggage storage airside because bags are either checked through or collected and re-checked landside.

Schiphol is an excellent airport and has a great deal of interest if your layover is fairly short:

[original VT link]

If you are thinking of storing bags to spend layover time in Amsterdam the train is quick and easy. The station is in the lower part of the terminal, train are frequent and the trip to Amsterdam Centraal station takes about 10 minutes.

Train times, details and fares in English:

http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home




answered on 9/26/14 by
a VT member

Thank you, we have been to the airport twice before but never with enough time to explore Amsterdam. This time we have a 9 hr and a 17 hr layover! Thanks again for the tips.




answered on 9/26/14 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

With that amount of layover you certainly have ample time to have a look at Amsterdam. It's very walkable indeed and Centraal is, as the name suggests, central to the heart of the old city. Enjoy! :-)




answered on 9/26/14 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Having said that, if you want to include the Anne Frank House/Museum (about 15 mins walk from Centraal), the Van Gogh Museum (further away....take a tram or taxi) or the Rijksmusem (ditto) I'd suggest you book tickets online in advance, to avoid wasting time in queues. Official sites:

annefrank.org/en/Museum/Prac...

tickets.vangoghmuseum.com/?_... (it's open until 10pm on Friday nights).

rijksmuseum.nl/en/online-tic...




answered on 9/26/14 by
a VT member from Amsterdam

One of the nicest and relaxed things to do during a layover is to take a canal boat cruise. Several companies are located directly outside Central Station.

The rest of the time I would spend walking along the canals, Dam square etc...

Some more layover tips: [original VT link]

Cheers,
Dennis




answered on 9/27/14 by
a VT member from Hengelo

Lockers are at both side; the ones in the transfer area are the "smaller " types.

At landside there even is a luggage depot, where you can store a lot (even bicycles).

More at: [original VT link]

PJ






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a VirtualTourist member asked on Apr 2, 2015

Amsterdam

schiphol airport

Is it easy to find a locker for 2 carryon bags in the airport?

Is the bus 858 to Keukenhof departure from the parking Schiphol is the only site where it starts?

Can someone give me the best itineray to visit Amsterdam and the outside in 4 days?

Thank you
Tremblantoise - Québec canada



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answered on 4/2/15 by
a VT member from Hengelo

Yes, and additional there is a luggage depot in the central basement

There is a bus stop at the right side of the Schiphol Plaza, the main Hall of the terminal. Combination tickets (bus + Keukenhof entrance) are sold in the hall and you can get info there too.

For Amsterdam start with a canal boat cruise and explore the canal belt walking thereafter. Visit the RLD in the evening.

Day 2 can be used for visiting museums.

Day trip ideas: Alkmaar, Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken, Utrecht, Leiden, Gouda, The Hague & Delft, Rotterdam.

PJ




answered on 4/2/15 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

I've just come through Schiphol today. The airport is undergoing quite a lot of refurbishment and renovations.

The baggage lockers are well-signed and easy to find. Whether you'll find it 'easy' to get one depends on the day you go, of course. Nobody can tell you whether all the lockers will be in use on that day.

The bus to Keukenhof leaves from Schiphol Plaza, directly outside Arrivals. It will be pretty difficult to miss but scroll down here and you'll see exactly where to find it:

keukenhof.nl/en/plan-your-vi...

I've just come back from my third visit to Amsterdam. 'Best' is a matter of personal preference and you don't give any idea of your particular interests. I strongly suggest you visit the Anne Frank Huis and that you book your tickets online in advance. There are always long queues (see photos).

Here's the official site for online tickets: http://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/

I'd suggest you do the same for the Rijksmuseum:

rijksmuseum.nl/en/online-tic...

and the Van Gogh museum:

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en

Amsterdam is very walkable indeed so I suggest you allow plenty of time for wandering, especially within the 'grachtengordel' of canals which enclose 'old Amsterdam'. There are also trams and buses and Metro, of course. This official tourist info page gives you a good overview of public transport:

iamsterdam.com/en/local/abou...

My Amsterdam pages may give you some ideas about what to see and do: [original VT link]

The Dutch railway network is comfortable, efficient and reasonably-priced, so you might think about taking a daytrip out to e.g. Haarlem: [original VT link] (soon to be updated after a non-blizzard visit!)

or Delft: [original VT link]

Den Haag: [original VT link];

or Leiden: [original VT link]

All those places are on the same train line so if you bought a day ticket to e.g. Delft you could break your journey on your way back with a visit to any or all of the other places. Just remember to 'tap' your ticket as you leave and re-enter the station (see photo below):




answered on 4/2/15 by
a VT member

All the 3 answers were super! Clear, helpful and generous

Thank you all

Tremblantoise




answered on 4/2/15 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

You are more than welcome. Hope you have a lovely trip! :-)




answered on 4/10/15 by
a VT member

is there a bus for keukenhof that leaves from downtown directly to the garden? or do I have to take absolutely from Schipol bus 858?

thank you
tremblantoise




answered on 4/10/15 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

You can find transport info in English here:

keukenhof.nl/en/plan-your-vi...

From Amsterdam you can take the train to Schiphol or take bus 197 to pick up bus 858.

The 9292 journeyplanner will give you detail in English:

http://9292.nl/en

There are also organised daytrips from Amsterdam, of course, e.g.

amsterdamcitytours.com/keuke...




answered on 4/11/15 by
a VT member from Hengelo

There's no direct public transportation the the Keukenhof from downtown Amsterdam.

To tke the 858 bus you either have to travel to Schiphol or Leiden (both can be travelled to by train).

There are coach tours from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof; just inform at the Local Tourist office in Amsterdam.

PJ




answered on 4/11/15 by
a VT member

If we pay in the 197 bus do we have to pay again in bus 858 or it is just free to transfert from one bus to the other one?
Thank you so much for your helf




answered on 4/11/15 by
a VT member from Hengelo

Bus 197 is maintained by bus company Connexxion; bus 858 is maintained by bus company Arriva.

When you buy single tickets you need to buy them for each bus ride. Another option is to buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart and pre-load that card. For each ride you have to elctronically check-in and check-out.

The card is 7.50 Euro; no refund, but the ride will be cheaper than single tickets bought from the driver.
PJ






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a VirtualTourist member from Bogotá asked on Jan 22, 2016

Amsterdam

Luggage Depot at Schiphol

I am travelling from South America, with my fiancee, to Africa. We are spending a few days in Europe (during the winter) and then we are travelling from Paris (CDG) to Tanzania via Amsterdam. We have a 2 hour layover on our outbound and then we are travelling Tanzania-Amsterdam-Bogota with a 5h layover in Amsterdam. Most of our travelling in Tanzania involves light aircraft and therefore cannot carry our winter clothes to Africa. We have thought about taking two carryons and storing them at Amsterdam (for 10 days), picking them up on our 5h layover and taking them back home. I read there are Luggage depot but cannot find where it is. Would we be able to store the bags with a 2h layover from Paris? Would we have to clear customs on our inbound to collect the stored bags??



3 Answers


answered on 1/22/16 by
a VT member from Hengelo

See my tip: [original VT link]

PJ




answered on 1/22/16 by
a VT member from Bogotá

Thanks for the quick answer! I can now clearly know where the depot is. On an international layover (coming on international flight and then leaving again on international) will I have to clear customs to retrieve the bags that are stored?




answered on 1/22/16 by
a VT member from Hengelo

Yes, the depot is beyond immigration/luggage claim and customs; the so-called land side.

In the transfer area are lockers that have a time limit of 168 hours (7 days).

More information at the Airport website: schiphol.nl/Travellers/AtSch...

PJ





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