Schipol’s Privium Lounge

Yesterday I wrote about signing up for Schipol’s Iris recognition immigration entry system to the Netherlands. Part of the enhanced package is access to the Privium Lounge at Schipol when departing the airport on a same day flight.

The lounge is located airside between check-in Zones 1 and 2, immediately above the escalator from the train station and opposite the information desk. The lounge is 2 floors down.

It is designed in a number of discrete areas and reminds me of the SkyTeam Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4. There is free Wi-Fi in the lounge.

Catering is self service, with plenty of bread, cheese, cereal, yoghurt when I was there for breakfast:

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Of course, at another time of day the self pour Bombay Sapphire would have been attractive also:

I settled on a few nice pastries and ham/cheese for my snack:

Seating area:

Lounge high chair area:

Fireplace:

Video wall and workspaces:

Newspaper and periodicals:

I am pleased I chose this lounge for most of my stay as is it much nicer than the lounge LH uses for its passengers (more tomorrow).

The lounge has access via your Privium card to the non-Schengen section, where security is done at the gate, and also to the priority security line for the Schengen area where there is a shared security area.

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