Aspire Lounge 26 – AMS

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  • Aspire Lounge 26 - Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    Aspire Lounge 26 – Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    The Aspire Lounge 26 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport serves all airlines operating within Europe’s Schengen area, except for SkyTeam carriers, which use the KLM Crown Lounge next door. In addition, the club welcomes members of lounge access programs such as Priority Pass.

    The Aspire Lounge used to be known as the Menzies and Servisair lounge, prior to a recent rebranding as Aspire, Swissport‘s premium lounge brand. (Swissport is one of the leading global airport lounge operators.)

    Aspire Lounge 26 AMS design

    The Aspire Lounge is located on a mezzanine above the concourse level, around an atrium which offers a glimpse at the concourse below but unfortunately does not deliver any natural light. The club stretches on both sides of the reception desk, though the area to the left is designated as overflow and opens only at peak times.

    Aspire Lounge 26 - Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    Aspire Lounge 26 – Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    The design is simple and modern, with an emphasis on light tones and clean lines, and an overall European flair. The attempts at decorating the walls to create a backdrop range from good to mediocre: we like the white, translucent curtains by the atrium which let light flow while fostering a feeling of privacy; the large scale picture of Amsterdam Schiphol airport that runs along the wall opposite the window is an interesting touch; however the forest and nature scenery decals which adorn the outside walls and window look good on pictures but feel cheap in reality.

    The main seating area is comfortable, albeit pretty densely furnished. Most seats come with power outlets. To the right of the reception area is a dining zone with high-top seating and dining tables, which unfortunately lacks power outlets. Opposite the window is an odd elevated communal area with three long U shaped benches. The space feels exposed and it’s no wonder that it seems relatively little use, save for the counters with power outlets on the edges.

    In the back is an additional seating area which seems to predate the rest of the lounge and features loungers that are perhaps a tad more comfortable but lack privacy and light.

    Aspire Lounge 26 AMS amenities

    Aspire Lounge 26 - Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    Aspire Lounge 26 – Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

    The buffet offers a substantial selection of drinks with an espresso machine, several fresh juices, soft drinks and water in a cooler – the glass bottles are classy! – as well as a few bottles of wine and a limited, traditional range of liquor and spirits.

    The food selection, on the other hand, is virtually non-existent. Even at breakfast time, when it’s reasonably easy to offer a decent spread at a moderate cost, the choices are limited to yoghurt, fruit and a few pastries. Don’t come in hungry or you’ll be disappointed.

    A small selection of newspapers is available by the reception desk.

    Aspire Lounge 26 AMS bottom line

    Overall, the Aspire Lounge 26 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the Schengen zone is mostly a quiet place to sit and enjoy a drink. It is comfortable and peaceful, but lacks natural light and doesn’t offer any substantial food.  It is difficult to see much value in paying the entry fee, seeing that the airport offers free Wi-Fi and a plethora of cafes and restaurants.

    The pluses
    • The drink selection.
    The minuses
    • The limited natural light.
    • The meager food selection.
  • The following is a sample selection. Actual offerings may vary. All food and beverages are complimentary.

    Morning (05:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

    • Selection of Jams
    • Toast
    • Mini Raisin Buns
    • Gingerbread
    • Yoghurts
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Selection of Cereals

    Lunch (11:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.)

    • Fresh Soup
    • Bread
    • Toast
    • Salads
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Cake

    Afternoon (2:00 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.)

    • Toast
    • Salads
    • Nut & Ptretzel Mix
    • Cake
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Soup
    • Cheese

    Soft drinks

    • Coke
    • Diet Coke
    • Fanta
    • Sprite
    • Tonic
    • Bitter Lemon
    • Orange Juice
    • Apple Juice
    • Tomato Juice
    • Sparkling / Still Water
    • Tea / Coffee / Hot Water

    Alcoholic drinks

    • Juliper Beer
    • Hoegaarden Beer
    • White / Red Wine
    • Vodka
    • White Rum
    • Whisky
    • Gin

  • You may have access to Aspire Lounge 26 as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.

    Star Alliance

    Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Star Alliance member airlines only.

    Adria Airways (JP)Adria Airways (JP)Austrian (OS)Austrian (OS)LOT Polish Airlines (LO)LOT Polish Airlines (LO)
    Lufthansa (LH)Lufthansa (LH)SAS (SK)SAS (SK)SWISS (LX)SWISS (LX)
    TAP Air Portugal (TP)TAP Air Portugal (TP)    

    oneworld

    Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.

    Finnair (AY)Finnair (AY)Iberia (IB)Iberia (IB)  

    Other airlines

    Eurowings (EW)Eurowings (EW)Icelandair (FI)Icelandair (FI)TUIfly (X3)TUIfly (X3)
    Vueling (VY)Vueling (VY)airBaltic (BT)airBaltic (BT)  
  • Aspire Lounge 26 at Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS) welcomes:

    • All passengers, regardless of airline and class of service, for a fee.
    • Select premium customers and elite members departing on an airline served by this lounge (see airlines served).


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    Diners Club Card accepted
  • 2.5
    Based on 21 Reviews
    Philip L.
    Philip L.
    2018-04-30 18:03:23
    An okay lounge, some hot couscous, deli meat, and lots of snacks and drinks. But it's a victory anytime priority pass works!Comfy large chairs, restrooms...
    Jason C.
    Jason C.
    2018-04-22 00:24:35
    Worst lounge I've been to in Europe so far. Limited food. Bad layout. This place is before passport control in lounge area.Fresh squeezed juice isn't...
    Benjamin S.
    Benjamin S.
    2018-02-13 22:57:15
    Nothing. Literally nothing worth coming here. Crowded, with the ambience of a US United lounge. Food: hard pan cooked eggs, a fruit salad, turkey and...
  • Overall Rating:
    10 comments

    1. Customer with Diners Club

      I did not appreciate being “welcomed” by rudely telling me by what time I needed to leave. As I pointed this out to the receptionist, rather than accepting a genuine customer feedback she became defensive. What a sorry excuse for customer service.
      As for the actual service and offerings inside the lounge, I have stopped by Aspire lounge on a few occasions as my travel patterns only seldom take me via Amsterdam. Food offering is basic, lounge interior is dated and the acoustics is quite noisy. This lounge is definitely not one of my favourites.

    2. John

      Receptionist is ok. But as a once a week visitor of this lounge, I really dislike it. It is one of the worst, no THE WORST, lounge you can visit. No newspapers or very few, food really is an insult for the word food. They serve a mustard soop every day, never change, the salad bar is a disgrace, drinks are okay but meals really are terrible. No choice, always the same. Toilets are not the cleanest. Staff is talking loud, not quite shouting but just too loud. This louge should be closed and replaced by adequate staff with better meals and newspapers. Priority pass shlould nit accept hthis, this is a disgrace for Amsterdam!!!

    3. Marianne

      Receptionist very friendly- the only positive experience ..
      Staff was extremely noisy ( they were refilling food) , calling each other from one end to the other..
      very rude dish cleaner told me to get the children’s food so they wouldn’t help themselves with too much: my daughter gave back one slice of chickenbreast because it was inedible…
      All in all not worth 25€ …

    4. Michelle Taylor

      Very rude receptionist who was very argumentative upon arrival due to the fact the lounge was full and they were not accepting priority pass card holders. Didn’t manage to get the name however she was on shift the evening 10/10/17 around 20.00pm. When returning back after some time I was again turned away and told that it hadn’t been 1 hour yet and her attitude was very bad. Should NOT be working in that role. It was want an issue for me that the lounge was full of someone spoke to me nicely. Did not return back after that and won’t be again!

    5. Nils J

      Traveling to AMS every week – food selection (if you can call it like this) consists of one salat with lots of onions and since a few week of some other warm Couscous, and some Dutch (sorry but not international) Style do it your self bread roles. Lounge always crowded… Comment of the staff “If you like to eat something properly, you need to eat outside – this is not a star alliance lounge…well THEN PLEASE BUILT ONE in AMS !!! worst selection of food and seats compared to all EU SEN Lounges I know…

    6. RG

      Dump. No food uncomfortable seats. When I was there the lounge was half full. After flying all night – I stretched out over two seats basically for a power nap and was woken up by a woman who said sir you cannot sleep here. I completely get it if the lounge was full – I’m not a rude person – but really????? Reminded me of grammar school and I’m surprised she didn’t wrap my knuckles. No shower. Crappy wifi. Small, dirty bathrooms. You’re better off in the main terminal. Under no circumstances pay for it. I was a transient passenger and have many routing choices – this dump in enough to make me avoid AMS- which otherwise is a great airport. Probably the worst lounge ever- and I travel 200,000 miles a year. Would have rated zero stars if app allowed.

    7. Roberto Mataloni

      The worst lounge I have been at. Lufthansa and all Star Alliance members should do something. Dirt everywhere, no one cleaning tables, personnell enganged in chit-chats without caring of filling up the empty trays of a poor quality foor and very limited in choice. Coffee machine so dirty!!! Can’t comment more.
      I complained to the lounge reception desk very strongly….
      As nice Schipol airport is, this Aspire Lounge 26 is to be skipped completely. Pay your Euros and get a decent meal in a restaurant at the airport. Your gold card or business class ticket means nothing here.

    8. fifty-two

      Pros : very quiet , lot of space , very confortable seats
      Cons : wifi is slow , food and drinks are a pure joke , there is FIDS only at entrance so you need to leave your seat and check the status of your flight

      If you can go there for free , then do it but do not expect more than a place to seatt with free orannge juice and toilets

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