When I checked in for my flight back to Los Angeles, my delightful agent was super helpful in assisting me with where to go for the international KLM Crown Lounge. I found it personally delightful that she immediately started speaking to me in Dutch, assuming I was a native Dutch speaker!
Of course I looked at her blankly, smiled and admitted that I only spoke English – with a very small amount of Spanish and French coming out at very odd times.
After a humorous chuckle, she checked my bags and I was on the way through Sky Priority lines to the gate area, with a swiftness.
After some light shopping at House of Tulips to use the rest of my cash Euros on two Heinen Delfts Blauw’s flower vases (the only souvenirs – besides pictures and memories – I wanted), I made my way over to Lounge 52 – the KLM Crown lounge in the Schengen travel area.
When I arrived and scanned my ticket for entry, I was immediately pleasantly surprised by how large, beautiful and luxurious the two level lounge felt and looked. It was European, in all the best ways possible.
It reminded me of the Emirates Lounge in Dubai more than LAX – large, clean and efficient. Possibly, a solid mark on my top three favorite airport lounges in the world. With Emirates Lounges and the Centurion Lounge in London being my number 1 and number 2, respectively.
I found a comfortable space to set my things down and made my way over to the buffet. It consisted of light bites and vegetarian lasagna. But, what really made the lunch meal work?
The glass of on draft Heineken I finally enjoyed.
Eventually, I made my way upstairs to the Sky area, which housed the premium area and sky deck. This included more premium dishes you could order a la cart, premium drinks and an outdoor plane watching area.
Honestly, I wished I’d visited upstairs first before settling in the Sea area.
Leaving the lounge for my gate, I was happy that I decided to finally fly KLM and received lounge access for my Delta status.
My only slight regret is that I didn’t come earlier to see what Dutch Mountain entertainment was all about. Maybe next time…
But, overall, the KLM Crown Lounge is definitely worth a visit to relax and enjoy before your flight.
KLM Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Evert van de Beekstraat 202
Schiphol, The Netherlands 1118 CP