After a long and ultimately uneventful flight the plane landed with all the grace of a three legged gazelle. If there is only one complaint to be made about Schipol airport it is the fact that you can often spend more time taxiing to the airport than flying to it but, after a trans-atlantic night flight, this last leg was mercifully brief. The problems did not start with the disembarking, or the passport control which is always improved when occasional flyers are around. The seasoned traveller knows what a passport line is really for and the joys of being a member of the EU. Being a regular traveller also meant that my baggage was expedited and it made the last few hundred meters in record time. No the issue is being in a european airport with no currency and no 'chip' in your credit cards! With little chance of buying a train ticket, paying a taxi or getting any money out the whole week could have been spent in the airport.