Amsterdam Schiphol International is one of the growing number of airports with an allocated pet relief area for cats, dogs and other animals. The official name for this one is ‘The Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo Animal Hotel‘. The purpose built Air France & KLM Airlines Amsterdam pet relief area is the largest and most modern facility of this type in the world, with design centred around the needs of animals in transit. What also makes the Schiphol pet friendly hotel in Amsterdam unique, is that it is the only one on our beautiful planet that is operated by an airline. Read on for more information about the service, staff and cost of your pet paying a visit to the Amsterdam Airport Pet Reception Centre. You can also check our reviews for the Air France – KLM Amsterdam Airport pet centre.
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What is an Airport Pet Reception Centre?
So why might you use this facility? Well, let’s say you are travelling with KLM with your dog in the hold, from Scotland to the USA via Amsterdam. If your layover in Amsterdam is more than 2 hours, your canine buddy will be taken to the KLM pet hotel within Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Here, they will be well cared for until the time comes to board the connecting flight by fully trained KLM staff members.
So, an airport pet reception centre provides a quiet relief area for your cat, dog or other animal to rest in between connecting flights.
Standards are High in the Amsterdam Airport Pet Relief Area
At the Amsterdam Schiphol pet relief area, your pet can eat, drink, exercise and rest to break up a long journey. Animals are looked after in comfortable surroundings by qualified and specially trained attendants.
In the KLM animal hotel, there is staff available 24 hours a day to ensure this pet relief area is fully operational. The dedicated staff members follow a specialised training programme, which includes:
- training at the School of Veterinary Medicine
- a traineeship with a veterinary surgeon
- lectures by the Veterinary Inspection Authorities
- training at the Amsterdam Zoo Artis
Impressive, huh? And reassuring that there is so much focus on the welfare of animals being cared for at an airport pet hotel.
Cost of KLM Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Pet Hotel
Of course, with this service comes an extra dent in your wallet. For your pet to pay a flying visit to the Amsterdam airport pet hotel, a flat rate of €150 is charged. If layover time allows, your pet will be fed, watered and exercised before they clock up their next set of air miles. Who knows, a complementary spa treatment might even be thrown in! And maybe your furry friend will make some new buddies with the other cats, dogs, horses and ducklings.
It’s an all-inclusive kind of place.
Remember to always protect your pet against vector-borne diseases when travelling to a foreign destination, and leave a review if your pet has visited the Amsterdam Airport Pet Reception Centre!
Pet Relief area at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
If you’re looking for an indoor, purpose built area at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your dog to have a toilet break, there isn’t one at the moment. However, there is a large park just outside arrivals to allow your pooch to stretch their legs after a long flight.
Always protect your pet against vector-borne diseases when travelling to a foreign country, and remember to leave a review if your pet visits the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Pet Reception Centre!