Schiphol has five long take-off and landing runways and one shorter one, and is a hub in a global network of connections.
This function as a hub airport means that at certain times of the day, there is a large amount of incoming traffic and somewhat less outbound traffic. At other times, there is more outbound than incoming traffic. There are a number of peak periods in the day in both incoming and outbound traffic. At these peak times, more than 100 flights are handled per hour.
Below the runways in use are displayed. Data are refreshed every 5 minutes. The displayed runway use may deviate for a short time from the actual runway use. Up-to-date information about special circumstances can be found at bezoekbas.nl. It's also possible to choose a moment in the past, by a click on the date and time.