Schiphol said almost 180 flights had been cancelled by airlines, while the amount of incoming flights had been reduced to one third of normal capacity.
UPDATE: The airport on Wednesday evening said all problems with the fuel system were resolved, and flights would resume gradually.
Airline Air France-KLM said it expected problems in the flight schedule to persist on Thursday, possibly leading to more cancellations then.
Passengers face delays because planes have been grounded at one of Europe’s busiest airports due to a problem with fuelling systems.
Earlier: In a statement published on Wednesday evening, the airport said aircraft were unable to refuel because of a fault.
“Planes at Schiphol cannot be refuelled right now,” read the statement. “Aircraft Fuel Supply, a third-party company that controls aircraft fuel supply, currently has a fault in their system.
“As a result, your flight may be delayed or cancelled by your airline.
“Schiphol and Aircraft Fuel Supply are working hard to find a solution. It is still unclear how long this will take, but it will definitely last into the evening.
“We regret any inconvenience for travellers and airlines.”