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My final stop on the great European lounge tour of 2019:  The Diamond Lounge in Brussels Airport.  Just like the Aspire Lounge in Amsterdam, there is a Schengen lounge and a non-Schengen lounge.  I was flying from Brussels to Munich, so I was in the Schengen side of the airport, at Terminal A.

Brussels Airport Diamond Lounge Access

Finding the Diamond Lounge is super easy.  Once you’re through security, fight your way past the duty-free shops, and you’ll see a stairwell on your right, opposite Gate A42.

When you get to the top, simply turn right and follow the signs to the Diamond Lounge.  It’s well marked, so you should have no problem finding your way there.  I don’t recall seeing a Priority Pass logo or anything at the desk, but it worked like a charm.  I swiped my Priority Pass card and signed in for myself and my two guests, and we were on our way to the snacks!

Brussels Airport Diamond Lounge Food and Bar

I thought the food here was good, not a massive selection but certainly enough to keep us happy.  Listen, any place with Belgian waffles on demand is my kind of place, you know what I mean?

What’s a trip to Brussels without a Belgian waffle??

In addition to the waffles, the Diamond Lounge also stocks sandwich meats, spreads, and rolls.  Think Subway…but more European.  There was also hot soup, pasta salad, bread, and a few more options that I didn’t snag a picture of.  It was a bit busy when we were there, so lots of folks were getting food.

There’s also a self serve bar with liquor, wine, and champagne.  If beer is more your style, they have a good selection of typical Belgian beers.

Juice, wine, and more, oh my!

Brussels Airport Diamond Lounge Seating

The seating areas were comfortable and clean, if a bit dated.  As soon as you check in, you’ll notice the large countertop at a window overlooking a small runway.  The barstools are awkwardly tall, but the view is great!  We posted up at the windows and watched a few flights come in while we ate.  Turkish Airlines, Ryan Air, and TUI (which I’d never heard of before).

Opposite that countertop, the Diamond Lounge has plenty of reading material.  Most of it was in German, Dutch, or French, so I got to practice some of my skills!  Trust me, I need a lot of practice…

My only complaint about the Brussels Airport Diamond Lounge is that some of the furniture is well past its prime.  I’m not one to worry about those kinds of things usually (as I write to you from my hand-me-down table and chairs) but it was very noticeable at some of the chairs.

Brussels Airport Diamond Lounge Review

The Diamond Lounge represents what I’ve come to expect from the average Priority Pass Select Lounge.  You’ll find some decent snacks, a comfortable chair, and an open outlet.  On most days, that’s all I’m really looking for at the airport anyway.

Service was great too, and the staff were very accommodating.  They did a great job tidying up used plates and empty glasses.  I was surprised to see only a single star on Loungebuddy, I personally think it was great!  Other than the old chairs, I didn’t find any problem spending an hour there, before our flight to Munich.

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