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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2017
Airline transfer  (3 Answers)

Arrive on KLM from GVA departing on Icelandic, no luggage, US passport. Can I transfer "inside" directly around C concourse or do I have to exit and go to Icelandic checkin?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2016
Transferring back to US from Kenya with long layover  (3 Answers)

Since the last time I did this trip central security has been implemented. I have a long layover at Schiphol arriving from Kenya early in the morning. I want to go to the KLM lounge and take a shower upon arrival. Then go into Amsterdam for a few hours before my evening flight back to the US via Delta.

In the past I could go directly to the KLM lounge and then go thru passport control. However, now upon arriving from Kenya I must either 1. Exit the airport and go thru passport control and skip the lounge or 2. Use the transfer route and go thru transfer security to access the KLM lounge. If I choose option 2 and take the transfer route is there away then to exit the airport and go thru passport control?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2016
Connection to Cape Town  (8 Answers)

We arrive from Atlanta (KLM operated by Delta) into Schiphol with 90 min layover for connection to Cape Town (KLM). Just read 5 pages of horror stories of problems with construction, long lines, missing or running for flights & rude staff. I was there prior in 2010, arriving & week later departure with no problems so surprised. KLM reviews of chronic late departures & arrivals. Concerned about making connection.......carryon luggage only & GE ID if makes difference. Tks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2016
Checking in unaccompanied luggage into transit hall  (3 Answers)

We have enjoyed a great holiday in The Netherlands. My Schengen visa runs out on 30/6, but our flight back home from Schiphol doesn't leave till 15/7. We plan to fly to Ireland on 30/6, have a holiday there and then fly back to Schiphol to connect with Cathay Pacific flight on 15/7. All good, however I want to leave a suitcase behind in the Netherlands with a friend, who will deliver it to Schiphol on 15/7. I will have to stay in transit. How can we check in the suitcase to connect with our flight home, without me being there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2015
Flying into Amsterdam transiting to Rome  (1 Answer)

Flying into Amsterdam from Bwi via Wow air and then flying to Rome via Easyjet
is 3 hours enough time to make our connection?
We will have checked bags and neither airline has a baggage code share agreement.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2015
flying through to India  (7 Answers)

Is a 2 hour layover enough and do I need to go though customs?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2015
Transfer at Amsterdam  (5 Answers)

I am flying from Boston to Amsterdam with Delta and then Amsterdam to Glasgow with KLM. I have 1 hour and 40 mins between flights. My bags should be checked all the way through so I shouldn't need to pick them up and recheck. I was just wondering if I will have to go through security/passport control again before the flight to Glasgow?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2015
55 minutes between flights  (6 Answers)

I will be connecting from a Delta flight from Atlanta, Georgia, United States to another Delta flight to Bergen Norway thru Amsterdam. Will I make it? Do I go thru immigration or security again in Amsterdam before boarding flight to Bergen. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2015
50min. layover in Schiphol travelling ATH-AMS-ATL  (2 Answers)

Hello ,

i'm travelling(EU passport holder) from Athens,GR to Atlanta,US through Amsterdam,NL and have a 50min transfer time in AMS on October 21st.
I bought a single ticket and both flights are KLM.
Is that enough time??Do i have to go through passport control AND a Security check???Does this happen at the departuring gate??
Do i have to go through a CBP/US border control secutiry checkpoint/interview?? Do i have to pick up my baggage and check thjem again in Schiphol?
Thank you for your help since this is the first time i have such a short connection time and Schiphol has a new central security system.

Thank you in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2015
EU Citizen Travelling with Non-Eu Wife  (6 Answers)

Going through Schiphol in two weeks, coming in direct from Vancouver. I'm an Irish citizen with my Irish passport, my wife is Canadian, but we'll also have our son, who is also travelling on an EU passport. Will it be an issue to bring her through the EU passport lines with me and our son? We are coming in when a lot of international flights are coming through, there can be quite the lines for non EU I noticed last time I came through on this flight


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2015
Transit to landside, visa necessary?  (3 Answers)

I am an Indonesian and willing to travel to Milan. I have a flight using KLM which transit in Schipol for about 6 hours. Is it possible for me to go landside to meet e friend outside the airport? How is the procedure and do I need a visa since I hold a Schengen visa for short-stay in Milan? This is my first time transit in Schipol, I want to go for sight-seeing so bad (outside the airport if possible).Any suggestion what could I do or anywhere to go?
Thank you for the help in advance :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2015
Layover in Schiphol  (6 Answers)

I have a flight from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel airport in a few months with a 12 hour layover in Schiphol airport flying with KLM. I'm a UK citizen so I assume i'll be allowed to leave the airport? There aren't any special passes or fees involved are there? Also will my luggage automatically be transferred through to Berlin or will i have to collect it and check it in again? I don't really want to carry a suitcase round Amsterdam for hours if given the option. Any help appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2015
Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam to Havana  (3 Answers)

Hi. Am planning on flying to Amsterdam via MAS (arriving at 630 am) and thereafter catch a flight at 1030 am same day to Havana via KLM. Is there sufficient time to make the transfer?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2015
Transfer via Schiphol and only 1hour 20mins between flights  (4 Answers)

Hello,

I have to pick the luggage up and do the check in again at Schiphol and I've seen some horror stories where people claim I'd need at least three hours in between flights for that..

Please tell me this is not true!

Traveling from UK to Estonia via Amsterdam.

Thanks for the help in advance!

Kind Regards,

Kat


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2015
First Time Flyer  (30 Answers)

Hi... I've joined this site in a desperate attempt to get some information before I travel alone for the first time in August! I'm travelling to Detroit, through Sciphol, and I'm very nervous about it after hearing that it's such a huge airport. How will I know where to go, how do I know where my next gate is and how to find it? I've read about schengen and non schengen areas but don't know what this means in relation to security checks etc for me! It's all very stressful, please help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2015
Layover time  (3 Answers)

I am traveling from the USA on a KLM flight, operated by Delta, to Warsaw, Poland. I have a 1hour 25 minute layover in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. The connecting flight is a KLM flight. I appears I will arrive at the D concourse and whereas my connecting flight leaves from the C concourse. Will I have enough time? Will I have to go through customs? Will I need to go through security again? Anything else I should prepare for?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2015
Transfer to San Fransisco  (2 Answers)

Good morning , I am Syrian traveling to US by KLM and have US visa .and transferring in Schiphol do I need anything?

Thanks a lot


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2015
Transfer time  (5 Answers)

Im a UK citizen arriving from Bangkok on China Airlines CI66 at 09:15, I have another flight on a seperate ticket with KLM to Glasgow departing at 12:10. Is this giving me enough time to go through immigration, collect my luggage and leave arrivals hall and check in with KLM?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2015
immigration at schipol  (5 Answers)

sorry a few mistakes in my question so i will try again .Im a uk citizen travelling from Canada to Schipol then on connecting flight to uk so do i need to go through immigration at Schipol or can i wait to do this once in the uk Reason im asking is im pushed for time between flights only got an hour


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2015
immigration at schipo  (1 Answer)

im a uk citizen travelling from canada to amsterdam with a connecting flight to the uk so do i need to go through immigration as im pushed for time


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2014
Traveling with my cat  (6 Answers)

I am traveling over the holidays from the US to Switzerland via Amsterdam Schiphol and reverse route back to the US.
Do I have to go through customs with my cat in Schiphol either direction? Is one hour enough time to change flights with my cat?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2014
Meeting a Friend  (6 Answers)

Hello!

I have a 4 hour layover (flying Uganda to USA) and hope to meet a non-flying friend in the airport. Is this possible in this time frame? Can I pass through security?

Thank you!
Mia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2014
Collect luggage  (4 Answers)

Do I need to collect my luggage in Amsterdam airport and then check it in again if I fly from toronto to ansterdam with KLM and from amsterdam to russia with aeroflot?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2014
Immigration at Schiphol  (3 Answers)

Hi, I am traveling from Manila to Stockholm via Amsterdam with a Schengen tourist visa. Do I need to pass by immigration at Schiphol to get to my connecting flight to Stockholm on the same day (interval of 3 hours)? I am taking KLM on both flights, by the way. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2014
Transfer from KLM to Aerlingus  (4 Answers)

I am flying KLM from Sweden to Amsterdam and connecting with Aerlingus.
Aerlingus don't print online boarding passes for Amsterdam so I have to go to check-in.
I arrive at 1900hrs and departure is at 2030.
I only have hand luggage.
Is there enough time.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2014
transit time  (3 Answers)

Is two hours reasonable to transit from a flight on Delta from Seattle to AMS and then to SAS to Copenhagen?
I was not sure if I have to go through passport control in Schiphol or just when I get to Denmark.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2014
Do I need to collect luggage at LHR?  (9 Answers)

Do I need to collect luggage at heathrow on the way there?
Also on return, I would like to get my luggage at London, can I do that? or would it already be checked in for the connecting flight to AMS?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2014
Time to meet a friend?  (6 Answers)

I will be traveling to Dubai in a couple of months but will have a 3h25m layover and I was wondering if that's enough time to meet a friend outside of passport control for lunch or something before I head to my connecting flight.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
Cabin baggage security checks to US destinations  (10 Answers)

Hello there,
I am flying from Amsterdam to New York. Will I need to switch on my computer during security checks on my hand baggage?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2014
Transit Visa  (3 Answers)

Do you need a transit visa when travelling to Canada and transiting in Amsterdam? I have a Kenyan passport.



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