Lounge Review: KLM Crown Lounge Schengen at Amsterdam Schiphol

Lounge Review: KLM Crown Lounge Schengen at Amsterdam Schiphol

My first “destination” after arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol airport from Delhi – and after passing through immigration – was KLM’s Crown Lounge in the Schengen section of the terminal which I could access thanks to my Delta Gold Medallion status.

Besides Gold Medallions, the lounge is also accessible to KLM’s and other Sky Team carriers’ premium passengers and status holders. Furthermore, economy class passengers can access the lounge for a fee.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Christmas Tree

Amsterdam airport Christmas tree.

The KLM Crown Lounge Schengen is very well signposted – as long as one is aware of the fact that it is Airline lounge No. 25. It’s located above the main departures level, on the way to D gates.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Lounges

Airline lounges 25-52.
Amsterdam Airport Terminal

Airline lounge 25 – KLM Crown Lounge Schengen – on the left.
KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Entrance

Entrance into the KLM Crown Lounge Schengen at Amsterdam airport.

Lounge Overview

Just like the lounge’s exterior, the lot of the interior’s features are of circular shape as well.

After passing through the reception, I entered the main part of the lounge which had plenty of seating – mostly consisting of sofa chairs and lounge chairs. Separately, there was a customer service desk where passengers could make changes to their reservations, etc.

KLM Crown Lounge Seating

Seating area with the customer service area on the left and drinks and snacks area on the right.
KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Seating

Counter.
KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Seating

More seating.
Sofas

Overview of the main seating area.

The first part of the lounge also featured a circular drinks and snacks area that was surrounded by counters as well as dining tables.

KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Snack Area

Dining tables in the drinks and snacks area.
Counter

The walls featured nice Dutch designs.
KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Reading Materials

Counter serving as a magazine rack.

Then, there was a circular “entertainment room” which was essentially a room lined with benches with some televisions in the center. And, on the outside of the room, there was a business center which had several cubicles, each coming with a couple of power outlets.

KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Entertainment Room

Entertainment room.
KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Workspace

Workspace.
Business Center

Each of the cubicles featured a pair of outlets.

Finally, there was a smoking room.

KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Smoking Room

Smoking room.

Going back to the reception and heading straight, there was the entrance to the second part of the lounge.

Entrance to Dining Room

Entrance into the second area.

Unlike the first part of the KLM Crown Lounge which was mainly focused on relaxing, working, etc., the second part was mainly a dining room. In the middle of it was a circular buffet with hot and cold meals, and there was a separate counter with soft and alcoholic drinks. I will talk more about those further down.

KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Buffet

Main buffet.

The rest of this area consisted of seating that included dining tables, sofa chairs, and counters.

Dining Seating

Dining area.
Heineken Decoration

Heineken.
Counter

More seating.

Food and Drinks Selection

All of the food and drinks in the lounge was located either in the drinks and snacks area in the main part of the lounge or the buffet in the dining area.

Soft drinks available in the lounge included soda (served from a dispenser), as well as coffee and tea.

KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Drink Counter

Drink counter in the dining area.
Soft Drinks Dispenser

Soft drinks.
KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Tea

Tea.

There was also a small selection of liquors and wines. And, of course, there was Heineken beer on tap.

KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Alcohol

Liquor and Heineken.
Wine

Wine.

As for the food and snacks offered in the lounge, the selection mainly consisted of breakfast items given that I visited in the early morning.

There were some KLM cookies, as well as pastries and donuts.

KLM Cookies

KLM cookies.
Pastries and Donuts

Pastries and donuts.

Then, there were whole fruits as well as fruit salad and yogurt. And, there were three types of cereals.

Whole Fruits

Whole fruits.
Fruit Salad and Yogurt

Fruit salad and yogurt.
Cereals

Cereals.

The more substantial items included cold ham and cheese cuts, several kinds of bread, and hot items such as sausages and omelets.

Cold Cuts

Cold cuts.
Bread

Bread.
KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Breakfast Selection

Warm breakfast items.

Finally, there were two kinds of soups – minestrone and wild mushroom. I had the wild mushroom soup, and it was excellent.

KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Soups

Soup.

KLM Crown Lounge Schengen Amsterdam Summary

The lounge offered plenty of seating, the design was simple but nice, and while the drink and food selection wasn’t over the top, it was more than sufficient given that it was breakfast time.

Overall, the KLM Crown Lounge in the Schengen area of Amsterdam Schiphol airport offered everything one would need before taking a short intra-European flight.

 

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