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  • Hotel after security check
    Jan 19, 2017
    I will be arriving on KLM from Canada and will connect with KLM to the UK. I want to stay at the YOTEL in the terminal. Will I need to go through passport control, either before or after my YOTEL stay?


    No, the YOTEL is in the international transit area.


  • time it takes to check in
    Jan 19, 2017
    How long does it usually take to check in AMS if Schengen to Schengen?


    You can theoretically show up an hour before the flight, but I'd recommend a little more time.


  • Flying from Cape Town to U.S.A With Layover at AMS (Passport Check?)
    Jan 17, 2017
    Hi, I have a U.S. passport that expires in July and I wanted to know if I'll have to go through customs/passport check when I layover at AMS...flying in from Cape Town...on my way back to the U.S. I'm confused about the 3 months/6 months rules. Thanks for any insight!


    There will be no passport control in Amsterdam since you are not entering the Schengen Area.




  • airport transit visa for nigerian on implied status
    Jan 8, 2017
    Hi, I am flying from Toronto-schiphol-lagos, i am a Nigerian with "implied status" in Canada and still waiting on a decision to be made on an extension of my visa. Do i need an airport transit visa through schiphol? I have been getting conflicting information saying i do and the latest from consular officer Mrs mickey mclaughlin in Toronto say i do not need one if i have proof of my visa application, express entry profile application and receipts of payments which i have. would that work? Can i still board a flight in Toronto?


  • Will we have enough time?
    Dec 31, 2016
    I am flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam on Delta and then to Copenhagen on KLM in early January. We have an 1 hour 45 minute layover. What will we have to do when we get to Amsterdam? Will we have to recheck bags or go through a passport check? And will we have enough time?


    All you have to do is go through Schengen Entray Passport Control. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have enough time.


  • International Connection
    Dec 22, 2016
    I am traveling from DTW (USA) to KGL (Africa) with a 1 hr 55 min layover at AMS. I am flying Delta the entire way. Will I need to claim my checked baggage and go back through security/some sort of check-in at AMS, or will I only need to go through security with my carry on?


    All you need to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since you are coming from the US you don't have to go through security. You have enough time.


  • US to AMS - AMS to JMK
    Dec 16, 2016
    My flights lands from the US at 6AM can i make a 7:20AM connecting flight with only carry on? Do i need to go thru customs?


    Are both flights on the same reservation? If not do you have checked bags?


    Yes they are in the same reso and I have carry on only


    Then yes, that is enough time. You just have to go through Schengen entry passport control and to your departure gate.


  • layover time
    Nov 28, 2016
    I am traveling from Atlanta to Amsterdam and then onto Cape Town. My first flight is Delta and my second is KLM but they were booked together. My layover is two hours. Will that be enough time and will I have to go through any sort of customs in Amsterdam?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no passport control because you are not entering the Schengen Area.


  • transfer time
    Nov 28, 2016
    we are arriving from venice to amsterdam and then catching a connecting flight to Nantes but the stopover time is only 40 mins. Is this going to be enough time? we will only have carry on luggage.


    Yes, since everything is within Schengen that should be enough time.


  • Customs/Baggage Check
    Nov 8, 2016
    Hello, I"m flying from the United States to AMS on Nov 11 arriving in AMS on the morning of Nov 12 and am connecting to Entebbe, Uganda. Will I have to get my bags and re-check them upon arrival in AMS? I only have 2 hours. I am flying Delta/KLM the entire way. Thanks,


    No, you do not have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • regarding lounge pass
    Oct 26, 2016
    Connecting in Amsterdam from Africa to US. Is is best to purchase a lounge pass in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2/3?


    Amsterdam only has one terminal.


  • Two tickets - is 1 hr and 45 min enough time to clear customs, get bag
    Oct 26, 2016
    I have two tickets I arrive from Moscow to AMS and I have an hour and 45 minutes to get through customs, get bags and get to gate. Will I have enough time? Thank you.


    What airlines are you flying? Where are you flying from Amsterdam to?


    I am flying KLM to Amsterdam and then on Delta to NY. I booked two reservations. Thank you.


    I think you have just enough time if you can get your bag checked through to New York. Show your Delta confirmation to the KLM agent in Moscow.


  • Baggage and security question
    Sep 23, 2016
    Hello, I'm traveling on Delta Boston-Amsterdam and then KLM amsterdam- Copenhagen all on the same booking. When I land in Amsterdam do I need to pickup my bags at the carousel and then recheck and go through security? Or will my bags be checked through to Copenhagen? Thank you!


    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam. You just have to go through Schengen entry passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Transfer query
    Sep 10, 2016
    My wife and I are flying from the UK to Abu Dhabi via Amsterdam with KLM.. I am confused regarding schengen / non schengen security and passport checks. Can someone please let me know what to expect when we arrive at Schipol . We have just over 2 hours between flights. Thank you.


    All you have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Baggage Claim
    Aug 23, 2016
    I am travelling from Canada to Amsterdam, 10 hour layover, and then onto Barcelona. My original flight is with KLM and the second is with Delta. Will the airline check the bags straight through to Barcelona or will we have to collect in Amsterdam? We would like to leave the airport during the 10 hours.


    Both flights will be on KLM. If both tickets are on the same reservation and the layover is not overnight, then the bags will go straight to Barcelona.


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