Amsterdam airport has a nice solution for low-cost airlines. They have built a small appendix terminal (H for non-schengen flights and M for schengen flights). Infact H and M use same gates, but based on your itinerary, whether it is schengen or non, you will have access from different sides.
As you can see from the airport map, Gates M are at the bottom left side. These are reserved for the Schengen flights and they have SEPARATE security and entrance than other flights at the airport. All other flights have central security, apart from gates M. Although, H gates are the same at M gates, they are used for non-schengen flights and you go through central security to get here.
Although, H gates are the same at M gates, they are used for non-schengen flights and you go through central security to get here.
We were flying to Canary Islands with Easyjet and were on the M side of the gates, with special security and entrance. I liked this feature of the airport as the security is quick and there are no long walks to the gate.
Also there is a small slide for kids amusement. our kids made use of it pretty well.
There is a duty free shop, restaurant/cafe exclusive for this departure area.
As this is meant for low-cost airlines, i am sure to keep costs low, there are no boarding jet bridges, but you just walk to the plane.