Welcome at Schiphol Animal Centre

Our services

Schiphol Animal Centre is an independent inspection point for horses at Schiphol Airport. Our highly qualified staff members (including an in-house veterinarian) take care of a smooth handling and VIP treatment of Import horses entering the EU. Opening hours are 24/7 and all activities undertaken are Border Inspection Post Amsterdam Airport certified by 90/426/EEC. We provide full handling of documentation for the NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) and Customs. Since we digitalize most documents, we can guarantee a fast and efficient handling. As a result, the horses don’t have to stay in the jet stalls longer than necessary after a - mostly long haul - flight.

Our facilities

Schiphol Animal Centre has 24 stables in 4 separate units. There is full supervision of both the inspection point and the stables with 24 cameras in total. We unload the horses from the stalls with ramps that are developed with and for Schiphol Animal Centre. These ramps make sure that the horses can leave the stalls in a comfortable and safe way.

Our mission

“To handle horses in the most comfortable, fast and safe way, from aircraft to Schiphol Animal Centre stables. The wellbeing of the horses is the starting point for all of our activities.”

The official website will be launched soon




On Tuesday, 5 March, the official opening of Schiphol Animal Centre took place. Around 145 guests witnessed the revelation of the name of the facility, which is located on the premises of handling company Aviapartner at Schiphol Airport.