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  • 55 minute layover
    Aug 15, 2015
    I am traveling from San Francisco to Spain with a 55 minute layover in Amsterdam. Will I have to go through customs in Amsterdam and will this be enough time to make my flight to Spain?


    You will go through Schengen Passport control in Amsterdam. You should have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 40 min connection
    Aug 14, 2015
    We're flying from Heathrow to Marseilles via Amsterdam with only 40 mins connection time. Both flights are with KLM. Is this long enough? (Flights were booked for us by tour operator). Can we check baggage at Heathrow right through to Marseilles? Will we have to go through passport control at Schiphol? We have the same situation returning from Athens to Heathrow via Amsterdam.


    Yes, your baggage will be checked through to Marseilles. Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam. 40 minutes is possible, but will be difficult.


  • Change aircraft
    Aug 10, 2015
    I am a Filipino Passport holder with a valid visa going to Canada. I will be stayong at Amsterdam-Schiphol for 6 hours to change craft. My question is , do I need to secure transit visa? Thank you.


    Yes, you need an Netherlands airport transit visa.


  • Connection from KLM flt. from Kristiansand, transfer to Delta Flt.
    Aug 9, 2015
    Is 1 hr. 50 min. enough time to connect KLM flt. from Kristiansand, Norway, to Delta Flight to Detroit, Michigan?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will just have to go through Schengen exit passport control.


  • 1hr Connection
    Aug 6, 2015
    My wife, son and I will be traveling from Toronto to Glasgow on KLM with a one hour connection in Amsterdam. Will we have to clear customers or anything upon arrival or is it arrival gate to departure gate? Our son is only two so we're not sure how quickly we'll have to move.


    Since you are not entering the Schengen area you will not go through Passport control in Amsterdam. You should have enough time if your flight from Toronto is on-time.


    Jul 27, 2015
    What is D1 screening vs Passport control? We have a 70 minute connection in AMS on our flight from Rome to Seattle. I am just trying to figure out if this is enough time to make it through.


    Just follow the signs. You should have enough time.


  • FCO --> AMS --> SEA
    Jul 27, 2015
    Will 90 minutes be enough time at AMS to make my connection between Rome & Seattle (KLM from Rome, Delta to Seattle)?


    Oh, and this would all be on the same ticket (not yet purchased). Based on other posts, it sounds like it should be safe, but I want to be sure before I make the investment.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • PRG-AMS-ATL 55 min?
    Jul 26, 2015
    We will be traveling Prague - Amsterdam - Atlanta with a 55 min layover on our return to US. Only flown in via AMS, never out. I'm assuming we clear passport control since going from Schengen to US flight. Is 55 min long enough? Are there any priority lines that may expedite AMS security, if needed? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. AMS is built to accomodate tight connections. Schengen exit passport control is a formality.


    See my post under VCE-AMS-SEA. 55 min is a short connectiontime given delta closes their gates 20 min prior to departure time. With our early arrival, we had a 65 min connection time. We were one of the last to board. Re expedited lines, at the passport control we used, there was a line for those with a short connection time. They list which flights qualify and there was an agent checking your ticket to see if you could access this line.


    We arrived late from Vienna to make a similar connection with arrival at Terminal C, departure at Terminal G - opposite end of the airport. A good 15 minute hike if one is hustling. It was very difficult, and we are hikers in great shape! Barely made it.


  • KLM Connections Amsterdam
    Jul 20, 2015
    Traveling from Portland OR to Kilamajaro Tanzania through Amsterdam. Have 1 1/2 hrs. to change KLM flights. Will the connection be made behind security, i.e. international terminal and is there anything I should be aware of regarding this connection. I will be returning by same connections.


    Amsterdam only has one Terminal. You will not be entering the Schengen area so you will not have to go through Passport control. You just have to go from your arrrival gate to your departure gate on your way to Tanzania. On your return you will just have to go through Security.


  • Making connections
    Jul 20, 2015
    I'm coming in from a United flight from Chicago and going to a Scandinavian Airlines flight to Stockholm. I have 1 hour and 30 minutes to make the connection and I figure 30 minutes before is when we'd start boarding. Is that a viable connection time, and what kind of security do you have to go through coming/going to those cities? Everything I read about Schiphol security confuses me to no end.


    You will go through Schengen Passport control when entering the Schengen pier of the terminal. On the return you will go through Schengen Exit Passport Control.


  • Connection
    Jul 17, 2015
    Flying from Chicago to Amsterdam with a 90 minute layover, transferring to a KLM flight to Tanzania. The flights are not on the same ticket but we will have only carry on bags. Is that sufficient time?


    That should be enough time. You can get your KLM boarding pass from the transfer desk.


  • ATL to LED with 1:45 min connection time in AMS
    Jul 15, 2015
    I am flying Delta from Atlanta to St Petersburg, Russia with a 1 hour 45 minute connection (to flight operated by KLM) in Amsterdam. Is this enough time? What type of security/passport control/immigration will I have to go through? Thank you for your replies!


    That should be enough time. You shouldn't have to go through anything in Amsterdam other than walking from your arrival gate to your departure gate, since you will not be entering the Schengen Area.


    Jul 11, 2015
    I am looking a flight connection that is from Air France arriving into AMS with a 1hr 30min layover to a connecting KLM flight that is international to Montreal, CA. I am unsure if this would be enough time to arrive and make an international connection. Thank you!


    That is plenty of time if both tickets are bought on the same reservation. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and through schengen exit passport control.


  • step by step order?
    Jul 11, 2015
    Hi Experts! We are Americans leaving AMS -Seattle on KLM/Delta. I plan on doing on -line check in before hand and self baggage check in. I understand there is a lot of walking to get to gates? When we are dropped off is their a particular departure area that is closer to our D gates? Also, is the order:- 1. Central security up stairs on mezzanine level 2.Passport check with Dutch military police 3. D1 gate which will then give us our actual gate # Is this correct? Thank you!


  • Arriving from LHR to AMS (On BA), deprating AMS to IAH (on United)
    Jul 10, 2015
    The flights are on separate itineraries, so i believe i have to go through immigration and pick up my bags then go through customs and recheck my bags for the IAH flight. I have only 2 hours from when I land to when the next flight takes off. Will 2 hours be enough?


    2 hours is barely possible I would say, you will have to hope your bags come out quickly and then hurry to the United check-in counter. I believe you will need to get there 90 minutes before your flight.


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