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Saco Apartments & KLM Famsterdam Trip | Business Travel

Posted at : 9/05/2018

By: Travel and Transport Statesman

 

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During the weekend of April 21st-22nd, members of the Travel and Transport Statesman team attended a familiarisation trip to Amsterdam courtesy of KLM and SACO Apartments. 

 

KLM Experience from Heathrow

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  • A very stylish lounge, with peaceful lighting, split on 2 levels.
  • Lounge has a good selection of food, including vegetarian sausages.
  • There is a VIP room which includes your own bathroom.
  • On board is simple but stylish aircraft décor.
  • Polite and friendly cabin crew.
  • Business Class journey provided ample refreshments for the short 45min journey, including pastries, luxury yoghurt, fresh fruit, and a pastrami and cheese selection, all delivered on an individual tray with silverware.

KLM Experience from London City Airport

  • Full VIP experience available at City Airport for just £95 per person, taking you from kerb to aircraft steps;
  • Passengers are collected from the terminal and driven by limousine to the newly renovated lounge which has its own security clearance
  • Luggage is taken on arrival at the lounge with your passport and boarding pass
  • Selection of complimentary food and drink available in the lounge
  • When ready to depart, passengers are called into security area
  • Hand baggage has already been security checked and in the vehicle
  • Passengers are driven to aircraft approx. 20 mins prior to departure
  • The rep takes passports and boarding pass to the gate to be finalised
  • A very worthwhile experience, taking the ‘hassle’ out of travelling

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SACO Apartments, The Wittenberg

  • A beautiful building, the SACO apartments are located in an old Lutheran church.
  • Only 25min journey from Schiphol airport.
  • A good, quiet location with a tram stop at the end of the road.
  • Parking available on site.
  • Apartments are well equipped, with technology such as Apple TV, and a dishwasher.
  • Tastefully decorated, and spacious.
  • A very tasty lunch is available in a modern designer annex called “the Glasshouse”.

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General tips for Amsterdam

  • Immigration queues at Schiphol airport can be lengthy – allow time for this.
  • A canal cruise is a good way to see a lot of the city in an hour.
  • Watch out for the constant stream of cyclists.
  • The Heineken Experience is good for a group activity but not suitable for Corporate.
  • Most places in walking distance so bring good walking shoes.

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Thank you to KLM and SACO Apartments for hosting the great weekend!

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