You’re probably wondering why??? If you’re flying with one particular airline, you might be able to get something fun for free.
KLM offers free Amsterdam city tours on layovers of six hours or longer in a new program starting soon called Layover With A Local.
According to Frommer’s, “If you’re connecting through Schiphol Airport on KLM—and some 70% of its passengers do—then you qualify for a free local guide“.
Pretty cool and definitely a great way to pass the time!
During your layover tour, KLM will give you:
- A free train ticket from the airport into the city
- Directions to find your local guide (selected based on things you’d like to see)
- Your first drink is on KLM
- Most importantly, they’ll show you around!
To participate, KLM passengers with the long layover must have an Apple phone and be able to make calls or texts or hopefully have WiFi. The reason for this is so your guide can get in touch with you. Also, once your visit is over “a free app comes up with a schedule to make sure you get back to the airport in time“.
KLM’s Layover With A Local program runs between March 22 and May 31 2016. It is being offered to passengers departing from the US, Canada and Italy.
Find out more about KLM’s Layover With A Local program here.