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Yes, it is possible for you to leave the airport in Amsterdam. You will clear Schengen immigration controls there, whereby your passport will be stamped. After that, there will be nothing preventing you from leaving the airport. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get back to the airport, pass through airport security, and find your gate. There will be no ...


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According to this article the rate of bags lost in Europe is about 8 per thousand. That's less than 1%. It goes on to say that 85% of bags reported as missing are delivered within 48 hours. Choose your layover on whatever basis you like, but lost bags shouldn't be an issue.


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I cannot imagine 10% of luggage ever misconnected in AMS. This just seems sooooo much higher than anywhere else. Moreover, it would imply that KLM as the major user of the airport would have a rate of mishandle luggage at around 10%, which would have put them in an untenable business situation. More importantly, what matters is the mishandled rate now, ...


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Last year I was part of the software team of sections of the baggage handling at Schiphol. From the data I saw there they never reached the 10% you claim. The year I was working the number of lost bags was 0.75%. Which is lower than the European average of 0.8%. Though that might be because of the number of significant digits.


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That's easy, see here: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/at-schiphol/services/luggage-storage Relevant details from that page: Locations before security: Baggage basement Locations after security: Holland Boulevard, Lounge 1, Lounge 2, Lounge 3


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The suitcases certainly won't be a problem on the train. The train station at Schiphol is directly underneath the main hall and easily accessible with luggage. Local trains to Amsterdam Centraal run very frequently (see https://www.ns.nl/ for details) and have plenty of room for luggage. The train is €4.50 one way per person and it takes about 15 minutes. I ...


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I'm sorry this happened to you. Luggage does get lost, and it usually gets found. Within Europe, about 8 bags per thousand are mishandled, and the Association of European Airlines statistics are that 85% of bags reported as lost are returned to their owners within 48 hours. So there's a good chance your bag was just misplaced, and will be returned to you ...


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The page you linked to mentions AKOs at Schiphol Airport AKO is a chain of book stores, and this page on the official Airport website lists where they are, including maps: Plaza (AKO News and media), open 6am - 10pm Plaza (AKO kiosk), open 24/7 Plaza (AKO Books and travel), open 7am - 10pm


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I live in Amsterdam and use Schiphol as the main airport. In my opinion, Schiphol is one of the most organised and easy to follow signs airport. However, it is quite big. I would say 3 hours is really enough for me, however, I know main passengers' paths and I'm a tall man to walk quickly. So if you have a heavy bag, you sit at the end of the plain, you ...


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From my experience through Schiphol; it is too tight of a connection and I would not risk it, here's why: There are frequent delays at Schiphol (due to weather). The immigration queues for transit can get very, very long; as almost all external flights land in the same morning rush hour period. Even if you land at AMS (ie, go through immigration for ...


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I have done transatlantic flights continued within Europe with a low cost flight more times than I would want to count. My advice is, if you are doing such for the first time: plan on being on next plane. I can't tell when that is because currently Delta has flights arriving at 6:50am, 9:10am, 10:40am but I can't see any at 5:55AM. You should research the ...


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As others have stated the loss rate you quote is probably a misquote, and these days probably irrelevant. Faster connections <1h increase the risk of luggage missing the connection, but they'll send it to you on the next flight. So if you're worried about late bags, pick the airport with the longer layover. Or better yet, plan your flight so the ...


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You can walk out of the airport and take a taxi from the rank, expect €40 to €60 depending on how busy the roads are. Pre-booked taxis advertise from €20 for a car, but more often I see a price of €15 to €20 per person. So it is worth checking out the different websites if you go this route. (No links, as I have not used any of the companies, and can not ...


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Live journey plans are available at https://9292.nl/en There is also a 9292 mobile app which is well worth putting on your phone if you are visiting Amsterdam. The best journey will depend on the time of day, and live public transport conditions, so use the app. For an indication of the journey in the question here's the link: https://9292.nl/en/...


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From my own limited experience (fly once or twice a year, always from Amsterdam), luggage handling was very bad in the '90 but is good now. On returning home i hardly ever have to wait more then 15 mins for the luggage to arrive on the belt. Only once had two bags misplaced, they were sent after us on the next plane, this was about 15yrs ago. It used to be ...


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I think I remember from years back when there was a strike or a system failure there was a huge backlog of luggage in Schiphol, it may even have happened a few times when they were installing the current luggage system. But that was years ago and I have not heard about system failures for a long time. If there was a 10% luggage delivery failure it was to ...


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This is a very tight especially with two small kids. If this is on a single ticket, your bags will be checked through. You still may miss the connection but if you do, the airline will put you for free on the next flight to Glasgow. This may be the next day, depending on time of arrival. If these are two different tickets, your daughter has no chance of ...


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Singapore airlines is not a Sky Team partner. According to Schiphol's website, airlines that are not part of Skyteam use the following transfer desks: T3, T5 or T9. According to the Schiphol map, transfer desk T3 is located in the Schengen area, so Singapore Airlines will not use that desk for flights to Singapore. T5 and T9 are in the international area, ...


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