I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to Amsterdam I will transit for 12 hours in Frankfurt because I booked with Lufthansa so is it ok to get out of Frankfurt airport to visit my uncle during these 12 hrs transit who lives in Frankfurt? or will this cause me a problem because my first entry should be Amsterdam?

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No matter what you do, you will enter the Schengen area in Frankfurt. Flights to Amsterdam and other destinations in the Schengen area depart from another set of gates than flights out of the Schengen area and you will have to go through a passport check and get an entry stamp to reach them.

By contrast, when you land in Amsterdam, there won't be any passport check as you are already in the Schengen area.

So you might as well leave the transit area of the airport in Frankfurt if you wish. You will need a boarding pass to be able to get back in and should allow some time to clear security before catching your flight to Amsterdam.

  • Thanks for the reply but does this mean that its ok to make my visit in Frankfurt during my transit then get back to the airport to take my flight to Amsterdam without any rejections in Frankfurt airport?
    – Nour Selim
    Apr 6, 2015 at 13:43

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