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
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.
Luggage And Baggage Vocabulary For The Airport 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!
|Baggage claim||Bagage afhalen|
|Carry on||Ga door|
|Checked luggage||Ingecheckte bagage|
Dutch Vocabulary For At The Airport
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.
Vocabulary For Checking In At The Airport
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.
Dutch Words To Use In The Plane
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.
The Parts Of The Airplane
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.
|Airplane body||vliegtuig lichaam|
|Nose of plane||Neus van vliegtuig|
Useful Phrases At The Airport
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.
English: How many pieces of luggage can I take on the plane?
English: Why has the plane been delayed?
English: Why has the plane been cancelled?
English: Are there any window seats left?
English: Are there any aisle seats left?
English: I would like a window seat.
English: I would like an aisle seat.
English: When will the flight leave?
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.
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.
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