I understand that it is possible to purchase a bike box at Schiphol airport. Does anyone happen to know the approximate dimensions? I have read online that some bikes will fit without removing the front wheel but others will not. I am hoping to determine whether I'll need to take mine off in advance so I can bring extra packing supplies for the wheel and fork.
Hi Alan! Good to see you're coming back to Holland! : )
The dimensions of the boxes you can buy at the luggage storage are about 177 x 23 x 102 cm (these are the dimensions of the KLM, I think our boxes were about the same). They are 4.5 kg (so pretty strong). I didn't have to remove the front wheel: ideal! Céline's bike (although seemingly smaller) had to have the front wheel removed though... They're 25 euros at the luggage storage I think, and the guys there helped us out. To be on the safe side we packed the bikes the day before the flight: storing the bike for 1 night is 7 euros.
Greetings from Bangkok!
Yes they have tape and space to undo your stuff right there, with benches. They are in the locker area, and long term storage, in case you want to do a circular route, as it's a great place to leave bags for up to a month. Check for rates and ask them about longer terms.