One of the more recent additions to the Star Alliance Lounge network is their Amsterdam Schiphol facility. Opened in March 2019, this is one of many upgraded lounge facilities at Schiphol. I took a brief look at the newly refreshed KLM lounge previously, as well as the now not so new British Airways lounge.
This would be my first time flying with Star Alliance out of the airport, so was keen to take a look at their latest lounge.
What I found was something very different to their bovine themed lounge in Buenos Aires. Or the very much dated lounge that they operated in Terminal 1 at Heathrow in years gone by.
- First or Business Class Ticket on a Star Alliance airline or
- Star Alliance Gold Card Holders with a Star Alliance ticket in any class.
The lounge can be found in the departures 2 area of the terminal. This is the Schengen area of the terminal, but those on non-schengen flights can also access this lounge by passing through passport control.
The lounge is identified as Lounge 27 – and it’s signposted. Head up two levels and you’re at the entrance, which is somewhat shared with the Aspire lounge next door.
Upon entry, to the left is the main seating area.
To the right is a small communal/bar area.
In this area, is a small bar.
Moving on around, you’ll find the main buffet area.
As my visit was in the morning, breakfast was on offer. This consisted of omelettes and pancakes on the hot buffet.
Beyond this, is a communal table and private work booths.
At the rear of the lounge, is a number of tables and chairs, which are set up for eating and working.
At the very rear of the lounge are the washrooms.
Heading back into the lounge, in the centre is another smaller buffet area featuring cold cuts and salad items.
In this area is another seating area which is segregated with a number of wine bottles.
Available at most, if not all seats are both power points and USB charging points.
The Star Alliance Lounge in Amsterdam is a very decent lounge. When I visited on a Sunday morning, whilst not totally deserted, it was reasonably peaceful. Although not being the largest space in the world, I suspect it will be mostly standing room only had I visited on a Friday evening.
The food on offer was tasty enough. There wasn’t too much in the way of variety, but enough to fill a hole.
One thing I did find a little odd though was the food service. Despite being advertised as opening at 05:30, when I arrived at around 09:00 it appeared that the previous nights dinner was still out. It was only a little later on that more traditional breakfast items were brought out.