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The capital city of The Netherlands has long been associated with its laid back, recreational atmosphere, though truth be told Amsterdam is a major cultural, financial, and economic hub in Europe. Over 1.5 million people live in the central city and surrounding metropolitan areas, and this is where many global Fortune 500 companies such as ING and Philips are headquartered.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the country’s main international airport, and has been consistently ranked the fourth busiest in all of Europe in terms of passenger counts. Located in the city’s southwestern side, the airport is a major flight zone for Delta Air Lines, KLM, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, and Arkefly.

Flights to Amsterdam

Schiphol has seen a steady rise in flight traffic over the last few years; 53 million domestic and international passengers were flown in 2013 across 106 airline carriers. Direct, non-stop flights from the airport has also grown to a whopping 274, which reiterates Schiphol’s importance as a European transportation hub.

Plans are currently underway for a major expansion of the airports, among these being an additional parking garage, a New Pier, and an enlarged Terminal. The Schiphol Group has hopes to increase flight traffic to 65 million passengers annually within 5 years. Visitors from the United States can book direct flights to Amsterdam via Delta, United, KLM, US Airways, and ArkeFly, while international tourists have their pick from over 38 airliners, the major ones being British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Copa, Cathay Pacific, and Swiss.

And Now, You Are in Amsterdam: Fun Activities

Art lovers can easily spend a day in the famous Van Gogh Museum, the home of hundreds of the artist’s original paintings. Other noteworthy public museums include the Tulip Museum and the Amsterdam History Museum, which does an excellent job of describing the city’s roots.

While in town, spend a couple hours browsing the shops and restaurants in Jordaan, Amsterdam’s former working-class district. A boat ride through the city’s extensive canal network is a fun and relaxing alternative to sightseeing by foot.

Tourist Tips

Museum-goers should purchase the I Amsterdam Pass, which offers both free entries to the main spots as well as free public bus transportation. New Europe tours offers visitors complimentary trips around the city, and hiring your own boat is cheaper than spending money on a pricey canal cruise. Dutch is the official language in Amsterdam, but nearly all residents speak English as their second. Like most other European countries, the Euro is the primary currency.

Skyscanner’s smart search engine instantly compares flights from dozens of airliners, ensuring you get cheap flights to Amsterdam all year (please note the city’s peaks season runs from July-August)! Use our free hotel price comparison tool to find hotel accommodations for your stay in Amsterdam.  

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