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.
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.
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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.
The first part of the lounge also featured a circular drinks and snacks area that was surrounded by counters as well as dining tables.
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.
Finally, there was a smoking room.
Going back to the reception and heading straight, there was the entrance to the second part of the lounge.
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.
The rest of this area consisted of seating that included dining tables, sofa chairs, and counters.
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.
There was also a small selection of liquors and wines. And, of course, there was Heineken beer on tap.
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.
Then, there were whole fruits as well as fruit salad and yogurt. And, there were three types of cereals.
The more substantial items included cold ham and cheese cuts, several kinds of bread, and hot items such as sausages and omelets.
Finally, there were two kinds of soups – minestrone and wild mushroom. I had the wild mushroom soup, and it was excellent.
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.