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Is there a direct connecting flight from AMS to Ireland? If so surely she would check in at the Japanese airport all the way through to Ireland. So she would not see her bags at AMS and would not need to go through Dutch immigration, out of airside, and then back to airside. She would simply use the second of the boarding cards handed to her in Japan when she checked in. AMS is a huge one-terminal airport .... easy to walk from one gate to another.she tried to book a ticket through a travel agent in Japan and the best price was with KLM via Amsterdam. They told her that she would need to pass through immigration in Holland and would need proof that I am working in Ireland.