The Netherlands is implementing a Registered Traveller Programme to allow holders of certain passports to use the automatic gates at Schiphol (AMS) abbreviated RTP-NL. Announced last year, the implementation of that program has been delayed until Q1 2018, which is now. Does anyone know if that program is taking applications yet?
Schipol Airport tweeted about this earlier in the week. The linked tweet is in Dutch, but translates roughly as:
@ikorpershoek Hello Ies, thanks for your question. RTP-NL is currently still in development in cooperation with the Dutch Government and @Marechaussee. Unfortunately, We are unable to estimate the starting date of RTP-NL at this time. ^ Job
So it's not operational yet, unfortunately.
I was going through passport control and I was able to see that the signs to e-gates now have the RTP-NL sign hidden by a black sticker. You can also see the sign for where you can register for the RTP-NL Programme.
I asked Schiphol via twitter regarding this and I got an answer below:
Thank you for your question! The latest update we have received about the re-introduction of RTP-NL stated that it is expected to be activated again in the second quarter of 2020. Those registered with RTP-NL can then become a Privium member at our airport without a European passport. More information will follow soon!
So if there are no more delays, we can probably expect it to be available sometime between April and July this year.