Flights to Amsterdam (AMS) from $273

Cheap Flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

To experience the best of the Netherlands, admire world-class art and enjoy some of Europe's finest nightlife, head to the city of Amsterdam. Known as the "Venice of the North" thanks to more than 1,500 bridges within the city, Amsterdam has a history stretching back to the 12th century. The city is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, countless museums and incredible religious buildings. Flights to Amsterdam typically arrive at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is just 10 miles south of the city center.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

The main airport in the city of Amsterdam, and for Holland as a whole, is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Each year, more than 55 million passengers pass through the airport, and it is one of the largest flight hubs in Europe. Amsterdam's airport offers a range of international flights around the globe, but its major carriers include the Dutch airline KLM as well as British Airways, EasyJet and WOWAir. The airport is made up of just one terminal, but it is divided into three large departure halls. The airport is thoroughly modern and equipped with a range of facilities and amenities for travelers. Passengers can enjoy complimentary wireless Internet, numerous shops, a post office, several casual and upscale eateries, and coin-operated lockers that can hold luggage for a few hours or even an entire week.

To get to the city center of Amsterdam from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you have a number of options available. A taxi ride takes around 30 minutes and can cost anywhere from $40 to $60. Public transport options include the Amsterdam Airport Express, which takes 40 minutes and costs about $5, and the train, which takes around 20 minutes and is about $4.

Amsterdam Attractions

After your flights to Amsterdam land, you can start to soak in the incredible sights. First up,  head for the abundant museums and art galleries in the city, some of which include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. The canals that run through Amsterdam are also a highlight, and you can enjoy a river cruise or even a meal overlooking the water at a cafe in the Canal Ring District. In the Old Center, admire medieval architecture and renowned landmarks such as the Amsterdam Dungeon, the 17th-century Rembrandt House and the historic Royal Palace.

Amsterdam Travel Tips

Festivals and events take place year-round in Amsterdam, but some of the most popular are the Tulip Festival, held in May, and the Amsterdam Marathon, which is run through the streets of the city each November. Nightlife and entertainment is varied and could include everything from an opera at a theater in Jordaan to live music in the Leidseplein. A typical meal in Amsterdam can cost $20 to $30 for two diners eating Dutch specialty like chicken croquettes and fries or a modern Italian meal. The climate in Amsterdam is oceanic, which means that summers are typically 70 degrees Fahrenheit, winters are roughly 40 degrees, and humidity is high.

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