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  • US City>AMS>DUS
    Aug 30, 2014
    I am traveling from Detroit (USA) on Delta and will transfer in AMS for a flight to Dusseldorf. Will I have to go through Immigration and baggage customs at AMS? My layover in AMS is 55 minutes, is that enough? thanks in advance!


    You will go through Schengen passport control and security when you enter the schengen pier at AMS. You don't have to do anything with your baggage. You should have enough time.


    Aug 29, 2014
    I am flying SOF-AMS-ATL and I have 1.5 h layover in AMS. Which terminal will I arrive at and which terminal will I fly to ATL from. Is 1.5h enough? Thank you!


    Amsterdam only has one terminal. You should have plenty of time. As a non-schengen to non-schengen connection you will only go through security at your departure gate.


    Aug 28, 2014
    I will be flying from the US to Cologne on Delta/KLM with a 1:15 layover at AMS. Will I have to claim my luggage and go through customs/border control at AMS? Does that layover provide me with enough time to so?


    No, you will not have to do anything with your baggage in AMS. When you enter Pier B you will go through schengen passport control and security inspection.


    Also, yes, that should be enough time.


  • Security/customs question
    Aug 25, 2014
    Hello. We are flying Delta from MSP (USA) to Cologne with a 3 hour layover in AMS. I believe we go through non-EU passport control in AMS, correct? Does that mean we won't have to go through passport control when we land in Cologne?


    Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control when you enter the Schengen pier at AMS.


  • Pier Information
    Aug 23, 2014
    Will be arriving from ATL via Delta 72 at 0820 and transferring to KLM 1779 departing 1045 to HAM. Do I have to collect my bags at AMS? What pier will KLM depart from?


    No, you do not have to collect your bags. You will go through Schengen Immigration at the head of Pier D, where your flight to HAM will depart.


  • YYZ to CDG via KLM and AF (7 hours layover in Amsterdam)
    Aug 24, 2014
    Hi, I am departing from Canada this Dec 2014 to Amsterdam (7 hours layover) via KLM before heading to Paris via Air France. I would like to visit the city center in Amsterdam. Would my baggage be transferred automatically to the connecting flight to Paris? Do you think 7 hours is sufficient amount of time to visit the city area? Thanks.


    You do not have time to do this and you will have trouble getting back through security after doing so. Amsterdam airport has a lot of things to do to occupy yourself.


    I disagree with the last post and think you can see amsterdam for a couple hours. KLM and Air France are code shares so I assume you purchased tix together? The have luggage lockers in the terminal for your carry on bags and it will take u 25 mins by train to central station. Get back within 3 hrs for your next flight?


  • ATL to AMS to BUD
    Aug 21, 2014
    We are arriving from ATL on a DL flight at 8:20am, connecting to a KLM flight to BUD at 10:15am. Will we have enough time, and will we have to collect our luggage for customs? Thank you!


    You do not have to collect your luggage or pass through customs in Amsterdam as both the US and Hungary are outside the Schengen Area. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • Transfer
    Aug 8, 2014
    I'm travelling with KLM from Edinburgh to Amsterdam at 6am then on to San Francisco 9.50. 2 adults 2 children will 1hr 15mins transfer time be ok? Will we go through passport control?


    Since both flights are non-schengen you will not go through passport control. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • KLM flight from SFO to AMS to KLM
    Aug 6, 2014
    KLM flight from SFO to AMS to KLM. We have 50 min. between flights. Will we have enough time? Do we have to go through customs or where do we go to catch the next flight? Are the KLM arrivals and departures in the same terminal?


    What is your destination? KLM is an airline, not a destination. All KLM flights at AMS are in the same terminal.


  • DTW to VIE via AMS with Delta/KLM
    Aug 4, 2014
    Is one hour five minutes going to be enough time to transfer in AMS from a Delta flight from DTW to a KLM flight to VIE? Thanks!


    Yes, it should be AMS is made to handle somewhat tight connections, even when you have to go through Schengen passport control.


    Oct 9, 2014
    Hey m flying from United States to Delhi India so I have 50 min transit, just wondering if I'll have enough time to figure out the way, first time flying overseas.. :/


    It will be fairly simple as both flights are non-schengen so you won't have to go through passport control, just security at your departure gate.


    Hey ZAP I have a similar flight on Delta airlines with a 50 min layover from Minneapolis to Amsterdam and then to delhi- do I need to recheck baggage? Thanks so much


  • LAX to AMS to BOM
    Jul 21, 2014
    Hi we will be returning to Mumbai from LAX. LAX to AMS on DL602 and only one hour 40 min to change to DL 6070 we will be travelling with 2 kids will we have enough time to reach the next aircraft? Also will there be any staff at the arrival gate in AMS to help us.


    Terminal 5 is the Delta Terminal at LAX. After TSA Screening are gates 51 to 59 - divided into clusters of 50A -51B gates, 52A -53B gates and 54A -59 gates.


    Sorry my fault I was not clear..... I arrive at AMS on dL602 and depart on dl6070 but have only 1hr 40min between the flights in AMS, will that be enough time ?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Since both flights are outside Schengen you will only have to go through security at your departure gate (no immigration or customs or anything with your baggage) in AMS.


  • From US to Amsterdam to Amman
    Jul 13, 2014
    I will be traveling from US to Amman through Amsterdam, and the flight is as the following: US to Amsterdam (Delta) Amsterdam to Amman (Royal Jordanian) My question is,, will i need to collect my luggage? since its 2 different flights? or do they have some kind of agreement to do it directly? And if i needed to collect my luggage , will i need to go thorough immigration process? or there will be some other place to collect the luggage for non Visa holders? Im Jordanian, and i dont hold a Visa to Europe, as i was told that i dont need a visa as long as im staying at the airport for a flight change. Hope i get an answer Thanks,


    If you purchased both flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecing Royal Jordanian flight; however, note that Delta & Royal Jordanian do not belong to the same Airline Alliance, therefore, if you bought separate tickets, Delta may not transfer bags (find out from Delta). On arrival at AMS, you need to get into the 'non-Schengen' (foreign) passport line, then pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in bags where indicated. If your bags will not be transferred by Delta, go back to the Delta counter at the Departure level and check in your bag before proceeding through security check and gate. Yes, you will not need a Visa for flight change. NOTE: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)


  • connecting flight
    Jul 10, 2014
    do I have enough time for my second flight with just 50 minutes? will be arriving at AMS from aberdeen at 20:00 hours. and my second flight to Kuala Lumpur depart at 20:50 hours. both flights are with KLM.


    Jun 29, 2014
    Hello, I am flying from Prague to Amsterdam ( I am Czech citizen if it matters) and than to Atlanta. I know I have to pick up luggage in ATL but in Amsterdam will they automatically transfer luggage on plane? I am flying with Delta. Thank you


    You arrive at AMS as a Schengen (domestic) arrival. If Delta is the only carrier you use, or if you bought both flights on one ticket, your bags will automatically be transferred to your connecting flight. For terminal details & transfer options, I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the text.


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