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  • separate itineraries, can i make it in 1hr?
    Aug 20, 2015
    I am arriving on Delta from PDX->AMS at 8:50am. I want to catch another flight from AMS->HEL at 9:55am, which is KLM. Is 1hr 05min enough time to make the second flight? They are on separate itineraries. Will not having any checkin bag help?


    Yes, if you don't check a bag or get your bag checked through to HEL this should be possible. If you have a checked bag checked through only to AMS this will be impossible.


    Aug 17, 2015
    We are travelling to Edinburgh with my emotional support dog, do we go through customs in Amsterdam or when we get to Edinburgh? I just want to make sure I dont need any additional paper work for the dog


    You will not go through passport control in Amsterdam.


  • departure orocessing time
    Aug 16, 2015
    Leaving Delta to SLC at 10:35 AM. on Sept .3 We have global entry/tse pre. What time should arrive at ams by taxi.


    8:20 AM


  • Passport control
    Aug 12, 2015
    We will be traveling from Atlanta, connecting in AMS, then on to Capetown SA. We have 1hr50min to do so. Will we need to go through passport control and security again? I will need wheelchair assistance and I would also like to grab a quick cigarette if possible before another very long flight. Is this possible?


    Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you will not go through passport control. You also won't have time or ability to have a cigarette since you won't go outside.


    The airport diagram indicates smoking areas? Is that not accurate?


    Ah, yes, they do - here are their specific locations, several of them are beyond passport control. However, I don't know how willing your wheelchair pusher will be to take you to a smoking area and then wait for you there, even if you have the time. Maybe have a crisp 10 or 20 Euro bill ready for them and then ask them to take you there.


  • rekjavik ->ams ->budapest
    Aug 2, 2015
    Have 1 1/2 hr. connection time in AMS - on 2 separate tickets (Icelandair and KLM) - will need to go thru customs? can bags be transferred thru from Rekjavik to Budapest? If not, is this enough time to claim bag and recheck?


  • Transfer Time 7hr30min
    Jul 23, 2015
    My flight is from Spain to Singapore with transfer at Amsterdam for 7hr30min. I will like to take this time to explore the city. Is it possible for me to exit the immigration check point and enter again?


    Yes, that should be possible. However you don't have a lot of time.


  • American traveling from Manchester to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
    Jul 14, 2015
    Do we need to pick up bags and check back in when we arrive in Amsterdam? Both flights were purchased together and both are on klm


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam. You will just go through Schengen passport control.


  • Transfer time in Amsterdam
    Jun 30, 2015
    I have a flight from Heathrow to Amsterdam connecting to another flight from AMS to Marseilles. Only 1 hour between flights. US Citizen. First flight is a KLM and second is Air France. What security/passport control will i have to do in AMS for this?


    You will go through Schengen passport control, that's it.


  • What has been the experience with new central security?
    Jun 30, 2015
    I would be interested to know what the experience has been from anyone who has travelled on an American passport leaving AMS. How long approximately does it take from check in to getting to ones gate?


  • Order of checkn in to gate?
    Jun 28, 2015
    As a US citizen flying from Schiphol to Seattle on Delta/KLM...what is the process to get to the gate for departure? Checkin at Delta desk and then do I go downstairs to Passport control, then back upstairs to the PDC designated either D1 or E4 and then I get my boarding gate #?


    Yes, that sounds about right, just follow the signs.


  • How much time needed to clear security?PDC?
    Jun 26, 2015
    Hi! I am an American citizen who will leaving AMS after disembarking a cruise ship on Aug 22. flying Delta/KLM direct to Seattle (economy).How much time is needed approx? Is 3 hours enough? I know I need to go through the central security and the PDC.Do I go through security first then the PDC then to my gate?


    Yes, I believe you have the process correct. 3 hours should be plenty of time.


  • Flying with students
    Jun 8, 2015
    Hi, I am flying wit 20 students to Berlin from the Us with layover in Amsterdam. Will we have to collect our bags and go through customs, or will we just proceed through passport control? Thanks


    You go through passport control and straight on to your gate.


    Jun 8, 2015
    Flying from Detroit to Bucharest via Amsterdam. Bringing a bike along with a couple bags (staying a 2-months in Romania). I see from other posts I may not need to transfer baggage thru customs. I spoke with Delta (all legs with them) and they said I would have to transfer the bags and bike. Said they have carts. This will still be difficult (a lot of stuff for one person). Can someone please advise from recent experience what I will need to do. I am worried with only 1h30m connection that it will be very difficult. Thank you!


    You will not have to transfer your bags in Amsterdam. You won't even be entering the Schengen Area. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    ZAP: Thank you for your quick reply. I fly out on Thursday and knowing I don't have this to worry about is a big stress relief. Thank you.


  • Customs
    May 4, 2015
    I'm traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam to Edmonton. Will I have to go through customs in Amsterdam? My arriving flight, I will have 1 hour and 50 minutes on the ground. My return flight, I will be on the ground for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Is that enough time?


    No, since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you will not go through passport control or customs in Amsterdam. you will have plenty of time for your connections.


  • UK to Detroit via AMS
    Apr 24, 2015
    I am a U.S. citizen traveling from Birmingham UK to Detroit USA with layover in AMS. I booked entIre flight through Delta although the first leg is run by KLM and the final is run by Delta. Will I need to collect my luggage at AMS and go through customs and passport control then recheck prior to the AMS to Detroit flight? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


    No, all you have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will not have to go through passport control since you are not entering the Schengen Area


    Many thanks ZAP. That is what I needed to hear.


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