Menzies Executive Lounge, Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Schengen
Menzies operate two lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol, one in the Schengen hall and one in the non-Schengen hall. Menzies Executive Lounge, in the Schengen hall, is next to the KLM Crown Lounge on the floor above the general transit hall and duty free shops. The easiest way to the lounge is to follow the signs to the D-pier, take the escalator up one floor and you will find the lounge on the left. The lounge is sometimes referred to as “Lounge no. 26”.
Menzies Executive Lounge is used by all airlines serving destinations in the Schengen, airlines that are not members of Skyteam, and airlines that have any form of cooperation with KLM.
The lounge is divided into two sections with the entrance and reception desk in the middle. During weekends and off-peak times only one of the sections is open. The interior is sleek and modern with sofas in beige and brown. There is a number of power sockets for those who want to work. The lounge has very little to offer in terms of facilities and lacks a reasonable selection of food and drink. With the large number of airlines using the lounge it can also get very busy at peak times.
Eating and Drinking
Food and drink is available in a buffet corner located after the reception. The food consists almost solely of snacks such as crisps, nuts, fruit and biscuits. Beverage offerings consist of two different beers on tap, red and white wine, a small selection of spirits, soft drinks from a vending machine and a coffee machine.
Free Wifi is available throughout the lounge, no password is required. A standard range of newspapers are on offer. There are also toilets in the lounge.
Overall, a mediocre lounge. A modern design, a standard range of drinks, and very little in the way of food. Not much to mention with regard to facilities in the lounge. There is clear potential for improvement.