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KL's New Crown Lounge At AMS.  
User currently offlineKLMcedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 810 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Has anyone here tried the recently opened lounge?
It looks vere nice to me, although I actually didn't see it from the inside.
I think KLM finally has a lounge now that's up to par with the other major
european carriers, finally.

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Where is it located?

User currently offlineQm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

The lounge is awful, its too small and has no business point or smoking section (referring to their new Temporary lounge in Schengen, the only one in this area!). KLM has absolutely no idea what premium service is, though curiously they do know what premium prices are!

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)



I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

I work around there and I saw it from the outside a few times when it was not quite finished. Looked nice,very light with glass walls on 2 sides, very big too. Before they finished it they put semi-transparent curtains up, so haven't really looked closely at the finished product...

IM

QM001. As you said that was the Temporary lounge. Wich has now been replaced by the newly-rebuilt lounge.

[Edited 2005-06-07 15:26:32]

[Edited 2005-06-07 15:26:44]

User currently offlinePers From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Where is this new lounge situated and is it for Gold and Platinum card holders along with WBC passengers???

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Quoting Qm001 (Reply 2):
KLM has absolutely no idea what premium service is, though curiously they do know what premium prices are!

AMS is one of the worl'd best airports, cant KL at least offer a decent biz lounge? I'll use the lounge on Friday when I fly to AUH, I'm curious to check it out. The official opening was last Thursday.

The least we could expect from KL and an aiport with such high standards as AMS was a decent biz lounge...I really had high expectations for the new lounge....

Quoting Pers (Reply 4):
is it for Gold and Platinum card holders along with WBC passengers???

Correct.

Rgs,


User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3380 times:

Whether the lounge is good or not, it's the coffee they serve there that draws me to it. Great stuff! Especially after coming in early from DTW or SIN and going on to somewhere else. Makes the start of a day.

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3360 times:

The new Crown Lounge Schengen, number 25, has reopened last week. The temporary lounge has now closed.

It's very spacious, modern and has all comforts. I've been inside to admire it and IMHO it is up and above standard. Best lounge at this airport.

Open for Business Class passengers and SkyTeam Elite Plus cardholders.



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Quoting Jcavinato (Reply 6):
it's the coffee they serve there that draws me to it

I totally agree with you. Those Douwe Egberts cappuccinos are fantastic. It has kept me going no matter how long my transit time has been and believe me when I tell you, I had done 9 hours transits in that lounge! I don't know where I would be without that coffe machine!  Wink

SR 103


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 8):
I had done 9 hours transits in that lounge! I don't know where I would be without that coffe machine!

You better visit Amsterdam next time. only a 15 min ride by train.

KL911



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 9):
You better visit Amsterdam next time. only a 15 min ride by train.

I unfortunately hold citizenship of a country that requires a visa for entry into Holland. I attempted it once but ended up on the first DTW flight (8am). I however have been to AMS before, when I lived in FRA and I can't wait to visit AMS again, preferably for more than a few hours.  Wink

SR 103


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 8):
Those Douwe Egberts cappuccinos are fantastic.

You haven't heard the best part: for KL personnel they're 1 euro only! They're my fuel!



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

I hope the lounge is a vast improvement from the previous ones. Have tried them all at AMS and frankly have been v disappointed indeed - so its about time they were upgraded.

Don't know about the coffee but the nachos and snacks really NEED improving - the food offered by KLM at their Crown Lounges wouldn't keep a mouse alive.


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting MAS777 (Reply 12):
the food offered by KLM at their Crown Lounges wouldn't keep a mouse alive



Quoting MAS777 (Reply 12):
I hope the lounge is a vast improvement from the previous ones.

Agree 100%. KL lounge was very poor.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 10):
I unfortunately hold citizenship of a country that requires a visa for entry into Holland

As I have told you before, just go ask the Marrechaussee nicely (preferably not the guys at the D-checkpoint) and they will usually grant you a transit pass on the spot that allows you to go into town for a few hours.


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 2905 times:

The new lounge is a major improvement and it looks very nice. It looks similar to the AF lounge in terminal 2E at CDG(furniture). Coincidence?  

[Edited 2005-06-11 17:23:21]

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2822 times:

Quoting SK601 (Reply 15):
The new lounge is a major improvement and it looks very nice. It looks similar to the AF lounge in terminal 2E at CDG(furniture). Coincidence?

Just used it on Friday (on my way to the AUH) and indeed it "looks" very nice, and it was a major improvement. Reading material is also excellent. But it stops there: the food is the same and very uninspired. Although there is a vast assortment of alcoholic drinks (i dont drink alcohol while on business) the food is poor: nachos, chips, biscuits, pork sausage, soup (choice of 2), soft drinks, apple and orange juices, coffee...what else?...nothing...Not even a fruit basket. KL should at least try to make available a healthy option. My suggestion: a nice fruit basket + healthy sandwiches!

Lamedianaranja: tks for saying hello!  Wink

Rgs,


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting Hardiwv:
But it stops there: the food is the same and very uninspired. Although there is a vast assortment of alcoholic drinks (i dont drink alcohol while on business) the food is poor: nachos, chips, biscuits, pork sausage, soup (choice of 2), soft drinks, apple and orange juices, coffee...what else?...nothing...Not even a fruit basket. KL should at least try to make available a healthy option. My suggestion: a nice fruit basket + healthy sandwiches!

Have you ever been to a public place in the Netherlands with proper food??               

But you're right...a fruit basket shouldn't be that difficult to offer to the passengers.

[Edited 2005-06-12 16:58:25]

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Quoting SK601 (Reply 17):
Have you ever been to a public place in the Netherlands with proper food??

agree 100%...

Quoting SK601 (Reply 17):
But you're right...a fruit basket shouldn't be that difficult to offer to the passengers.

this is what i said. a fruit basket and not much of an effort....

rgs,


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 16):
Lamedianaranja: tks for saying hello!

My pleasure completely!  Cool



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
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