Review: KLM Crown Lounge (Schengen) Amsterdam Airport

In this review we will take a look at the KLM Crown Lounge for intra-Schengen flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Heading to the airport

After drinking copious amounts of beer celebrating carnival with my old friends in the south of the Netherlands, it was hard to wake up in the early morning to fly to Siberia.

Somehow I did manage to rise from my bed, and after a double espresso, some fresh orange juice and a good breakfast I was all set to return to Amsterdam airport for what would be a long long day of flying. First I had to fly to Paris, then on to Moscow, then to Irkutsk where I would only arrive after a brutal red-eye flight and more than 24 hours of travelling.

Even though the travel schedule was quite killing, I was immensely looking forward to it as it meant trying out two new airlines in business class: Air France and Aeroflot.

First I however needed to get to the airport in Amsterdam, which is best reached by train irrespective of the part of the country you are visiting. Trains in the Netherlands run frequently (at 10 to maximum 30 minute intervals throughout the country) and the airport’s railway station is located directly underneath the terminal.

moerdijk bridge train netherlands
Crossing the Moerdijk Bridge, which marks the border between the province of North Brabant and South Holland – as well as the cultural boundary between the (Catholic) southern Netherlands and the (mostly) Protestant north-western part of the Netherlands. ©Paliparan

Koen

Koen works as a freelance journalist covering south-eastern Europe and is the founding father and editor-in-chief of Paliparan. As a contributor to some major Fleet Street newspapers and some lesser known publications in the Balkans, he travels thousands of miles each year for work as well as on his personal holidays. Whether it is horse riding in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains, exploring the backstreets of Bogotá, or sipping a glass of moschofilero in a Greek beachside taverna, Koen loves to immerse himself into the local culture, explore new places and eat and drink himself around the world.

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