Cheap Flights to Amsterdam

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When is the best time to book a flight to Amsterdam?

Peak season

What is known as Tulip Season in Holland generally marks the start of tourist season in Amsterdam. Peak season flights to Amsterdam run from April to September when summer is at its best and the city is at its most vibrant.

Off season

October to March is considered off season for Amsterdam because it gets much colder and, therefore, less crowded. That said, many of the city’s main cultural events occur between these months, so it is an excellent time to find good cheap flights to Amsterdam. The canals sometimes freeze over, too, so you can skate on them alongside the residents for a completely different festive experience.

Which airlines operate flights to Amsterdam?

British Airways, KLM, Easyjet, Air France and Flybe all operate flights to Amsterdam, amongst many other major airlines.

How long is the flight to Amsterdam?

Flights from London to Amsterdam: 53 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam: 1 hour 16 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam: 1 hour 9 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam: 1 hour 50 minutes

Amsterdam airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport in the Netherlands.

How to get from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) to the city centre?

Amsterdam airport has a single-terminal with three departure halls. Distance from the airport to the city centre is 5.6 miles (9km)

Train services: Dutch Railways operates trains from a station that is directly beneath Schiphol airport. Passengers are able to buy chipcards, either for single-use or as an OV-chipkaart, from the yellow machines at the station and on Schiphol Plaza. An alternative that is quicker than the usual domestic train routes is the Intercity Direct service, which is also available from Schiphol.

Buses: line 197 (otherwise known as the Airport Express) will take you to Amsterdam city centre from the airport and operates every 15 minutes.

The airport also offers a hotel shuttle service from directly outside the terminal (stand A7) and can take you to your Amsterdam hotel.

Hints and tips

  • If you’re travelling on from Amsterdam, the station beneath the airport has international train connections to the likes of Belgium and France
  • If you are travelling between cities, for €15, you can take a shower (with everything provided) in one of the cubicles at Mercure Terminal Hotel at Lounge 3

Amsterdam insider information

Home to an estimated 881,000 bicycles and over 400km of cycle paths, Amsterdam truly is a haven for bike lovers. To make sure you’re following the rules, check out this cycling guide to Amsterdam.

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Amsterdam in the near future, here are some of most exciting and vibrant bars and pubs in Amsterdam to experience.

Weekend trips could be a great alternative for those with busy work lives, and city break in Amsterdam is definitely the one to remember.

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How much do things cost in Amsterdam?

Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.25
Cheap meal
£ 10.57
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3.26
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.93
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 62.95
Pair of jeans
£ 67.07
Bottle of wine
£ 4.58
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0.70
Large bottle of water
£ 0.72
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 4.37
How much does transport cost in Amsterdam?
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 27

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More information about Amsterdam

  • The city is also famous for its art museums, particularly the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum
  • One-way flights are also often put on sale by European low-cost carriers
  • Beer fans can head straight for the Heineken Brewery, with guided tours including free samples on offer
  • Amsterdam is ideal for cycling so consider renting a bike from one of the city's reputable agents
  • The Anne Frank Museum offers a harrowing insight into life for Jews during World War II
  • Direct flights to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are available from most major UK gateways
  • As Indonesia is a former Dutch colony, Amsterdam has some of the finest Indonesian restaurants in Europe
  • Some 165 canals encircle the city of Amsterdam, making boat rides on its waterways a popular attraction
  • Even if the Red Light District isn't your cup of tea, most tourists do some window-shopping just out of curiosity
  • If you visit Amsterdam during the winter, the city's canals offer an ideal venue for ice skating

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