While on our way home from our adventures in Amsterdam, we wanted to relax before our 10-hour flight back to SLC. Using our Priority Pass lounge membership, we decided to visit the Amsterdam Aspire Lounge #41 at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Amsterdam Aspire Lounge Review
One of the best ways to improve the flying experience is to have access to airport lounges. Lounges offer a better, more comfortable alternative than sitting in the terminal while waiting for your flight.
Lounges usually offer a bunch of freebies as part of your lounge experience. Some of the usual complimentary items include wifi, soda, alcoholic beverages, and snacks. While some of the better lounges offer full meals, showers, and massages.
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Where is the Amsterdam Aspire #41 Lounge?
To preface the article, I was able to get my Priority Pass Select as one of the benefits of the American Express Hilton Ascend Card (review).
Finding the Amsterdam Aspire lounge was actually quite difficult. If you have ever walked through the Amsterdam Airport, there are big yellow signs EVERYWHERE! The airport is extremely busy, so having an airport lounge to escape to can be a nice escape.
To find the Amsterdam Aspire #41 lounge in Terminal 3, find the panorama deck. The Amsterdam Airport has signs indicating “airport lounges” everywhere! So they have numbered each one. A Priority Pass membership gets you access into the Amsterdam Aspire lounge #26 in Terminal 1, and #41 in Terminal 3.
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To access the lounge itself, you will see this sign below.
You will ride up the elevator to the second floor. You will see this…
Amsterdam Aspire Lounge Experience
Once you enter the lounge, the friendly agents will check you in. One advantage of this lounge is they accept the digital Priority Pass card!
Entering the lounge, it is fairly narrow but very long!
To the left just ahead, you have a small desk area with a computer and charging stations for any last minute work you may need to do. However, all the plugs are for European chargers! Be sure to bring your converter, such as this one that is only $20 from Amazon!
Amsterdam Aspire Lounge Food & Drinks
Ahead are the food and drinks. The selection of food was minimal and the options weren’t all that great.
However, I did love the way that the drinks were set up. To keep it very much Amsterdam appropriate, there was unlimited Heineken on tap!
There was also 2 large coffee/espresso machines, which gave me a great cup of coffee!
Lastly, the view was great!
The gripes of the Amsterdam Aspire #41 Lounge
One of the largest complaints among lounge visitors is that more and more people now have access, making it hard to find seats. When I visited the Amsterdam Aspire #41 lounge, nearly all seats were taken.
However, I was especially ticked off when I saw this…
I understand that Singapore Airlines has specifically reserved this, but it is quite annoying for everyone else struggling to find somewhere to sit. With the lack of seating, my fiance and I ended up here…
Lounges have become completely flooded through various programs unfortunately and take away the novelty of them.
The Bald Thoughts
The Amsterdam Aspire #41 lounge was a nice way to escape the busyness of the airport, but our experience wasn’t the best due to overcrowding. If you visit the Amsterdam Aspire lounge, I recommend peeking inside first to see if it is extremely busy like my visit was on a Sunday morning. You may want to plan for a less busy time of day, such as a Tuesday afternoon.
I’d love to hear from you guys – What has been your experience with Priority Pass lounges?
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