November 21, 2015

Review: KLM Crown Lounge 25 - Schengen, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)


KLM Crown Lounge 25 Schengen, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Date of visit: November 18, 2015

Location: Schengen Area, 2nd floor
Access:  Flying Blue Platinum, Gold and Skyteam Elite Plus cardholders + 1 guest; Business Class passengers flying on Air France/KLM and other Skyteam member airlines
Opening hours:  Daily from 4:45am to 9pm



KLM Crown Lounge 25 access information board

Seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating

Dining


KLM Crown Lounge 25 buffet


KLM Crown Lounge 25 snacks (chips and nuts) and bar section

KLM Crown Lounge 25 self-serve bar

KLM Crown Lounge 25 snacks (chips and nuts) and bar section


KLM Crown Lounge 25 buffet area

Business Center


KLM Crown Lounge 25 business center with individual PCs and wifi throughout the lounge

Shower Rooms


KLM Crown Lounge 25 shower room


KLM Crown Lounge 25 shower room

*Below are pictures of the new section after the renovation

Seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating


KLM Crown Lounge 25 seating

Dining


KLM Crown Lounge 25 dining area


KLM Crown Lounge 25 buffet area


KLM Crown Lounge 25 cold buffet


KLM Crown Lounge 25 cheese and cold cuts


KLM Crown Lounge 25 hot buffet


KLM Crown Lounge 25, meatballs (chicken) and hard boiled eggs from the hot buffet

Bar


KLM Crown Lounge 25 bar

Business Center


KLM Crown Lounge 25, work stations with 2 PCs

Toilet


KLM Crown Lounge 25 gentlemen's toilet

View


KLM Crown Lounge 25, view of the terminal

CONCLUSION

The KLM Crown Lounge 25 Schengen is actually a nice and big lounge specially after the new section (located on the right side) was added. I liked the modern design of the lounge with several small seating sections to choose from. The alcoholic selection from the bar are probably in par with other lounges offering. The snack selections included chips, nuts and biscuits while from the hot buffet, they had vegetable soup, meatballs (chicken), boiled eggs and white rice. From the cold buffet, they had russian salad and salmon salad among others. Although the food selection was okay, I still think this is not as good as what the lounges in Asia offer like the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge in Bangkok, the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge in Singapore and the Cathay Pacific The Wing Lounge in Hongkong. Of course, most lounges in Europe aren't really great when it comes to catering so I can't blame KLM for that. There are 4 shower rooms and during my visit, I was able to book one without any wait which was a big plus. There is also a smoking room inside the lounge for those who need it. There are no tarmac views from the lounge but there is the Panorama Terrace in the airport which is the best place to visit if you are after seeing airplanes. Overall, this is a nice lounge and worth visiting if you are departing or connecting at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


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