93+ Vital Vocabulary For The Airport In Dutch

Are you flying into one of the world’s countries where they speak Dutch? In order to get around more easily and ensure you don’t miss your flight, you should learn some basic vocabulary for the airport in Dutch. Know some simple words and phrases will really help you get the important information you need to learn more about your flight or how to get around the airport.

If you’re travelling to The Netherlands, it is true that many people actually speak English, however many signs will be in Dutch and people may choose to answer your questions in Dutch. Knowing what you’re reading or understanding what others are trying to say will make your trip through an airport less stressful.

This article will go over common Dutch airport words, phrases and even some conversational pieces so you don’t feel lost or confused when you fly. We’ve also included translations and pronunciations too!

Ready? Let’s learn Dutch vocabulary for the airport and get you that window seat if you desire it!

Dutch Airport Vocabulary

Here at Ling we want to take the stress out of airport travel for you so we’ve organized this article into relevant airport vocabulary sections for you starting with tickets which you’ll need for international flights and domestic ones too!

Ticket And Travel Document Vocabulary For The Airport

ticket vocabulary for the airport in Dutch

While most people purchase their plane tickets online, you may be in a situation when you need to buy a plane ticket at the airport or with a travel agent. These words will help you with a ticket purchase and we’ve also included the names of the travel documents you’ll need.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
aisle seatgangpad stoel
boarding passinstapkaart
business classBusiness class
economy class coacheconomy class coach
first classeerste klas
middle seatmiddelste stoel
one-way ticketenkele reis
passportpaspoort
plane ticketvliegtuigticket
round trip ticketretourtje
to buy a ticketeen kaartje kopen
to make a reservationreserveren
visaVisa
window seatplaats bij het raam

Luggage And Baggage Vocabulary For The Airport In Dutch

airport phrases in Dutch

Are you taking carry-on or checked baggage? You’ll definitely be asked about your luggage at check-in so it’s best to know how to respond; even better if you can do it in Dutch!

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
BaggageBagage
Baggage cartBagagekar
Baggage claimBagage afhalen
Carry onGa door
Checked luggageIngecheckte bagage
Hand LuggageHandbagage
LuggageBagage

Dutch Vocabulary For At The Airport

Check in at the airport in Dutch

You may need directions in Dutch to tell your driver where to drop you off at the airport. Once you’re there, you can use these words in Dutch to help you to get around the airport and find out where to check-in for your flight.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
airportluchthaven
airport securityVliegveld beveiliging
arrival hall arrivalaankomsthal aankomst
baggage claimBagage afhalen
cancelledgeannuleerd
check-in counterincheckbalie
customsdouane
delayedvertraagd
departure hallVertrek hal
departuresVertrek
domestic flightsBinnenlandse vluchten
gatepoort
international flightsinternationale vluchten
on timeop tijd
passportpaspoort
planevlak
runwaylandingsbaan
shuttleshuttle
terminalterminal

Vocabulary For Checking In At The Airport

airport words in Dutch

Checking in at the airport in The Netherlands doesn’t need to be a hassle. Here are some words that will help you to find your way and make sure you get your boarding pass and head to the correct gate.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
landland
boardinginstappen
boarding passinstapkaart
carry-on luggagehandbagage
checked-in luggageingecheckte bagage
check-inCheck in
customsdouane
embarkaan boord gaan
flight numbervluchtnummer
immigrationimmigratie
security checkveiligheidscontrole
stopovertussenstop
takeoffopstijgen
to boardInstappen
to check bagstassen inchecken
to deplaneuitstappen
to disembarkvan boord gaan
to landLanden
to recover your luggageOm uw bagage terug te krijgen
to take offOpstijgen

Dutch Words To Use In The Plane

on the airplane in Dutch

Once on the plane what do you call people who work on the plane? What are the different areas of the plane called? Let’s find out.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
aisle seatgangpad stoel
business classBusiness class
coachcoach
economy classeconomie les
middle seatmiddelste stoel
passengerpassagier
pilotpiloot
stewardrentmeester
stewardessstewardess
window seatplaats bij het raam

The Parts Of The Airplane

airplane in Dutch

You may be curious to know what the parts of a plane are called in Dutch so here you go! It could be fun to learn and keep your mind busy while travelling.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
Airplane bodyvliegtuig lichaam
Airplane wingsVliegtuigvleugels
CockpitCockpit
EngineMotor
Jet fuelVliegtuigbrandstof
Landing gearLandingsgestel
Nose of planeNeus van vliegtuig

Useful Phrases At The Airport

conversations at the airport in Dutch

Here are some useful Dutch phrases to help you get around an airport in The Netherlands or to help you to make clarifications.

English: I am looking for terminal A.

Dutch: Ik ben op zoek naar terminal A.

English: How many pieces of luggage can I take on the plane?

Dutch: Hoeveel stuks bagage mag ik meenemen in het vliegtuig?

English: Why has the plane been delayed?

Dutch: Waarom heeft het vliegtuig vertraging opgelopen?

English: Why has the plane been cancelled?

Dutch: Waarom is het vliegtuig geannuleerd?

English: Are there any window seats left?

Dutch: Zijn er nog stoelen bij het raam?

English: Are there any aisle seats left?

Dutch: Zijn er nog stoelen aan het gangpad over?

English: I would like a window seat.

Dutch: Ik wil graag een stoel bij het raam.

English: I would like an aisle seat.

Dutch: Ik wil graag een stoel aan het gangpad.

English: When will the flight leave?

Dutch: Wanneer vertrekt de vlucht?

Dutch Airport Phrases You May Hear

Equally important is understanding what airport staff are saying to you! Here are some Dutch airport phrases to learn so you can recognize them when they’re spoken to you at the airport.

EnglishDutch TranslationPronunciation
Please take your laptop out of your bag.Haal je laptop uit je tas.
Please have your passport and boarding pass ready.Houd uw paspoort en instapkaart bij de hand.
Please place your bag on the scale.Zet je tas op de weegschaal.
There has been a gate change.Er heeft een poortwissel plaatsgevonden.
This is the final boarding call.Dit is de laatste boarding call.
Your bag is overweight.Je tas is te zwaar.
Please take off your shoesDoe alstublieft uw schoenen uit. .
Place your items in the trayPlaats uw items in de lade
May I see your boarding pass?Mag ik uw instapkaart zien?

Three Main Airports In The Netherlands

It’s important to know which airport you may be flying into or out of in The Netherlands. Did you know Amsterdam’s airport is the third largest in all of Europe? You’ll definitely find this article useful to bookmark so you can easily navigate through it. Other popular airports are Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

  1. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Eindhoven Airport (EIN)
  3. Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)

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