Airports in Amsterdam
Amsterdam city centre
Flights to Amsterdam: practical information
Cheap airlines flying to Amsterdam
KLM is the main airline operating from Amsterdam and is one of the biggest airlines in the world. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is only 18km from Amsterdam’s city centre and more than 100 airlines offer direct flights to the Dutch capital everyday.
When to book flights to Amsterdam
The most popular time to book airline tickets from London to Amsterdam is when the spring weather starts and the tulips begin to bloom.
- Peak season: The busiest time to visit Amsterdam is during tulip season, April-May, summer.
- Off season: City culture events usually take place between September and June, so if you travel to Amsterdam in winter, there is still plenty to do without the crowds.
Amsterdam flights from London Heathrow take 1h 15min.
Experience Amsterdam: what to do, what to see
Amsterdam is chock full of museums, tiny streets, markets, parks and coffee shops. It is easy to navigate around the city but it’s also easy to get lost. Note: a GPS will do wonders if you rent a car in Amsterdam. Apart from museums, it’s next to essential to visit one of the city’s beautifully manicured parks or gardens during your holidays in Amsterdam.
Essentials in Amsterdam
Anne Frank House: It's one of the city's most iconic museums. The Frank family lived here in this hidden shelter-place and was where the famous diary of Anne was written.
Café culture: You can find everything here from beer cafés, brown cafés, tea houses, coffee shops and more in the city’s core. There are 1000+ so it’s certain there is something that suits.
Flower market: There are markets all over the city. Visit the flower market and bring home an original souvenir. The market is in the Rembrandt area, along the River Singel.
Van Gogh Museum: An incredible amount of Van Gogh's works are on display in this museum, more than 200. Admire the paintings of this genius up close!
Find more information on iamsterdam.com.
Accommodations in Amsterdam
There are plenty of options when it comes to hotels in Amsterdam. From canal guest houses to luxury eco-hotels to youth hostels, there is something for every taste in the city centre. Find one with views of Keizergracht, the most beautiful canal in the city and you know you’ve found elegance.