I'm leaving in about a month to do some touring in The Netherlands and Belgium. I'd like to assemble my bike at the airport instead of manhandling it around in its disposable box.
Can anyone offer hints to a good place around Schiphol airport to do this? I'd hate to have the bike half assembled and suddenly have a machine gun toting airport security guard run me from the premises.
I'm planning to take a train to Amsterdam from the airport. What is the correct procedure for taking the bike? Is it supposed to go in a baggage car, or can I take it into the baggage area of the passenger car? Is there an additional fee for the bike, or is it considered personal luggage?
Lastly, I am going to be touring through Suid Holland and Zeeland in The Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium. If anyone is in that area and would like to have a chat over a beer or something, let me know by private message and we'll try to work out the details. (I've pretty much made all of my arrangements, so that's not a subtle attempt to get a free place to stay.)