Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge, Amsterdam Schipol

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After arriving at Schipol airport by train from Amsterdam Centrale, I proceeded to the check-in area for British Airways, and the Club Europe line, which wasn’t crowded. At the desk, I was invited to the Galleries lounge prior to my flight.

Proceeding through security, I made my way to the lounge which is quite a distance from both security and the gates. The lounge here has recently been renovated and relocated, but since I was in Amsterdam in November 2014, only the “old” lounge was available, which is what is featured in this review.

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Inside, an agent sat at the desk to check credentials, and would announce all boardings. This lounge serves several oneworld airlines and partners, and from my limited time inside, I did here a variety of flights announced, and not just those on BA.

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This lounge is surpassingly small, and I could tell it would get crowded as the day progressed on. While there is several seating options, I arrived at around 7am to find just a few folks inside.

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There are dining tables for working and eating, as well as lounge style armchairs throughout.

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The lounge does featured BA’s signature furniture, but since the lounge itself is dated, it looks a bit out of place.

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There are several computer stations to work from, as well as a selection of magazines and newspapers.

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An open bar is against one of the walls, featured both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as several packaged snacks. There were no fresh food options when I visited which was disappointing.

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The bar was fairly crowded, and there was constantly a line for coffee (no surprise due to the early hour)

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My Take

Since this lounge has recently moved and been renovated, I don’t want to comment too much on the aesthetics since I know things have improved greatly. That said, I did find the offerings here to be average at best and wish for great improvement in the new lounge.

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Comments

  1. says

    The new lounge is wonderful and will be even moreso when the new walkway to it is complete, right now you have to walk outside and walk seriously probably 300-400 yards through construction tunnels to get to it.

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