Finding Level 1 Delta business class awards to Europe (Sweden) – Part 1
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class outbound via Manchester – Part 2
The Escape Lounge Manchester T3 – Part 3
KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Gothenburg – Part 4
The smallest lounge EVER – the Ford business class lounge in Gothenburg GOT- Part 5
The Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm – Part 6
Hertz Presidents Circle GOLD club rental in Sweden – Part 7
KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Manchester – Part 8
The KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam #25 – Part 9
ASPIRE lounge #26 Amsterdam AMS Priority Pass lounge review – Part 10
SPG Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel Schiphol suite review- Part 11
The Escape Lounge Manchester T2 for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class guests review- Part 12
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Manchester to Atlanta – Part 13
Final thoughts, costs and Virgin vs. DeltaONE to Europe – Part 14
There are two nice KLM Crown Lounges in Amsterdam. One of them is the “larger” international one and then there is the “smaller” #25, but don’t think of it as a small lounge as space is really quite good as well as amenities etc.
Both lounges, once you enter, on the back side have reps to help you should you need it. Also, should you wish to take a shower you request that here as well.
You are immediately greeted with the main food service area (and drinks). All is complimentary. Expect meats and cheese and bread for sandwiches. Most times you can get other nice goodies like some kind of salad or pasta salad (hot but sometimes cold). I have enjoyed chicken wings and a variety of other nummy bits.
Just to the right of the food area they have soup. Flavors rotate and they are generally good.
To the right of the food area you have another expansive setting area and smaller service area.
Back in the main lounge area you have computers for use as well as a TV “pod” room (for lack of a better word). I do like the attempt at isolation of these areas from the main seating area for semi- privacy for either group of visitors.
While we are on the subject, the wifi is now tied to your name. That is, the code used to be KLM and the date but now includes you name. Interesting change. The speed in the KLM lounges really depends on how packed the lounge is. I have seen performance go from decent to barely usable. Few times would I rate it fast.
They also have a separated smoking room. Since I do not smoke (worse than that I am an ex-smoker) I really appreciate having this space well away from where I am.
Again, as you can see, for a “small” lounge it is quite nice sized. The only issue could be getting a shower at peak times since this lounge has fewer of them. Then again, I have seen long wait times at the larger Crown Lounge as well. Just know you have a number of them should you want to use one.
I really like this smaller lounge. The staff has been really great to me each visit compared to the slightly more gruff folks at the larger one. I miss having an Xpress Spa close by like the larger cousin but that is not a deal breaker.
A quick word on how to get in. All Delta GM+ flyers can get in if on a coach or business class ticket. However, it is only for departing flights or connecting flights to another Skyteam flight. If you are ending your trip, that is, arriving you cannot get in. What if you are a Skyclub member? I have been turned away on arrival before as well as granted entrance.
Next up my review of the lounge just next door to this one, the Priority Pass Aspire lounge Amsterdam #26 should you not be able to get in to the KLM lounge. This could be a good choice if you have this card from your non-Delta AMEX Platinum card! – Rene