Among Europe’s most diverse cities, the capital of the Netherlands is characterized by its artistic heritage, a labyrinth of canal ways and quaint narrow houses. One of the best ways to explore this unique destination is by bike, just like a local. Take in the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House, before peddling onto Dam Square – the ideal spot to watch the world go by. As night falls and the canals are illuminated, the hip De Pijp district comes to life, with bustling bars serving fiery glasses of Jenever – the nation’s traditional liquor.
Amsterdam City Breaks
As only a short plane ride away, it’s easy to enjoy a weekend away on an Amsterdam city break. At Flight Centre, our Experts have hand-picked the city’s best hotels and teamed them with flights from our recommended airlines. The below are just a few examples of the kind of Amsterdam holidays we can book for you. For more ideas or to book, talk to our Experts today.
More About Amsterdam
Flight time: The London to Amsterdam flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa to the Netherlands for stays under three months.
Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for entry to the Netherlands, but it is recommended that all travellers be up-to-date with their routine inoculations.
Top 3 Things to Do in Amsterdam
- Visit the museums including Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum
- Join a city bike tour
- Enjoy a canal cruise
When to Go to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is perfect for visiting at any time of year, offering a range of experiences from spring blooms to a cosy winter break. The most popular seasons to visit are spring, summer and autumn. Spring in particular is very popular with travellers looking to experience the city’s famous tulips. Summer is the peak to visit with ideal weather, but also long lines at the city’s tourist attractions. A happy medium is visiting in autumn when autumn leaves add a romance to the city and the crowds (and prices) are significantly less. The biggest day on Amsterdam’s calendar is Queens Day which is held annually on the 27th of April. This is a fantastic time to experience Amsterdam in celebration mode but be sure to book early as accommodation gets booked up fast.
Why Book Your Amsterdam Holiday with Flight Centre
Amsterdam Holidays: At Flight Centre we have a range of Amsterdam city breaks, offering flights, hand-picked accommodation, transfers, and so much more.
24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book an Amsterdam holiday from Flight Centre you’ll enjoy access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.