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View of the new lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (photo: Star Alliance)

Star Alliance opens new lounge at Schiphol

The new lounge – the eighth Star Alliance branded lounge – has Dutch design twists and is open starting from today.

Star Alliance passengers travelling from the Dutch capital can now look forward to a premium lounge experience at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Starting today, the new Star Alliance Lounge is accepting Star Alliance Gold Card holders, First and Business Class passengers and members of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Worldwide Club and United Club programmes.

The lounge is located airside in the Departures 2, Schengen Area on the Panorama terrace level. The alliance says that “easy access is provided to the departure gates” for alliance airline flights to European destinations in the Schengen Zone.

Local atmosphere
All Star Alliance branded lounges – there are now eight of them, including one that opened in Rome last year – are “designed to provide a unique local experience” and this one appears to be no exception.

Working with D-Dock, an Amsterdam-based architectural design firm, has allowed the alliance “to infuse the local essence of Amsterdam” into the new lounge.

A description of the lounge says that the “elegant and contemporary design is inspired by the ever-changing Dutch skies and landscapes and features furniture creations and decoration pieces of original Dutch design”.

Facilities include luggage storage, individual work booths, a dining area and a wine bar, business services, free Wi-Fi and a mix of standard and USB power outlets.

The lounge can accommodate up to 150 guests and is open daily from 05:30 to 21:30, depending on the Star Alliance’s Schengen flight schedules.

The alliance has partnered with the Swissport company Aspire Netherlands, which also operates the adjacent common-use Aspire Lounge, and airport operator Royal Schiphol Group in creating “the first dedicated alliance lounge at the airport”.

The Star Alliance Lounge LAX has been awarded by Skytrax as the world’s best alliance lounge every year since 2015. Another Star lounge, at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, will be refurbished in the coming months.

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