Schiphol Plaza/NS on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. - Credit: Shirley de Jong / Wikimedia Commons - License: CC-BY-SA
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 09:39
Schiphol gets "Royal" designation for 100th anniversary
King Willem-Alexander awarded Schiphol the "Royal" designation on Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airport's existence. The airport turns 100 years old next week, ANP reports. According to CEO Jos Nijhuis, the designation is a culmination of a hundred years of hard work to connect the Netherlands with the rest of the world. "Dutch pioneers make Schiphol great. Pioneers with courage and vision who believe in innovation and progress. And the next hundred years we will continue with it", Nijhuis said. The Royal predicate is a favor the King can award at the request of a company or organization. To be designated as Royal you need to fulfill a list of strict criteria, including that your company must have a clean criminal record and treat its employees decently.