Flights to Amsterdam

How to find cheap flights to Amsterdam

The average price of a flight to Amsterdam from the UK is £127.30. Flight prices change regularly depending on seat availability, day of travel, and even when you book.

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When to book Amsterdam flights for the best deal

The best time to book your cheap flight to Amsterdam from the UK is 15 weeks before you plan to fly. You can save up to 30% on the average flight price, so get that date in your diary. Another top tip is to sign up for a Skyscanner Price Alert email. We'll drop you a line when the ticket price changes.

 

Airports with direct flights to Amsterdam from the UK

Direct flights to Amsterdam are available from all major UK airports (including all five London hubs). Most regional airports also have direct flights to Amsterdam with KLM and Flybe. The average flight time to Amsterdam ranges from 55 minutes (from London) to 90 minutes (from Aberdeen).

 

What airlines fly to Amsterdam from the UK?

Airlines that fly to Amsterdam include budget airlines (easyJet, Flybe and Jet2) as well as flag carriers (KLM, British Airways).

 

Amsterdam airports

Amsterdam has one airport, Schiphol (AMS), and what an airport it is. It's Europe's fifth busiest airport in terms of passenger volume, and the world's fifth busiest in terms of international passenger volume. All of this under one terminal roof. Getting to and from the airport is easy. There are plenty of options (including car hire) but most people take the train from the arrivals hall straight into Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Find out more about Schiphol Airport.

If you have booked your flights to Amsterdam airport or are planning to pick someone up, please check live Amsterdam Airport Arrivals information.

 

When to go to Amsterdam

Summer is prime time to visit Amsterdam. You'll need to plan well in advance if you want to get your hands on cheap flights and cheap hotel rooms, as demand is high. Spring and autumn are also excellent times to visit the city. You're more likely to get a good deal, the attractions are quieter, and the weather is still mild. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place in September (as does the funky Jordaan Festival). If you're visiting during spring, make time for the Tulip Festival in April.

 

What’s the weather like in Amsterdam?

Warm summers, cold winters, and mild shoulder seasons. If you visit during July and August you can expect highs of 21°C, but visit during January and February and you can expect lows of 0°C. If you're visiting during spring you can expect highs of 17°C in May. During September you can expect highs of 18°C. The temperature doesn't drop substantially until November, and begins to climb again in April.

 

What to see and do in Amsterdam

There's far more to the Dutch capital than it's vibrant red light district and smoky coffee houses. There are plenty of surprises to be found when you get on your hired bike and explore. Craft beer bars, art museums, and quirky flea markets pepper the city. Just watch out for the trams. If cycling isn't your idea of fun, you can get around on the aforementioned trams or hop on a canal boat. Amsterdam is a flat city and easy to wander on foot. Just remember to pack comfy shoes: once you start walking you might not want to stop.

Attractions:Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Dam Square, Jordaan, Red Light District

Check out our Amsterdam City Guide for more tips on what to see and do.

 

Further reading

 

Sightseeing: What to do in Amsterdam

Cruising the canal, outdoor markets, the best museums and where to snap a selfie.

 

Spring flowers: Where and when to see tulips near Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt, Tulip Museum, Botanical Gardens, Aalsmeer flower auction...

 

Get cultured: Amsterdam's best museums and galleries

The Houseboat Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and er... the Museum of Bags and Purses all make the list.

 

Sip or smoke: Amsterdam's finest cafes and coffee shops

The best places to relax and take in Dutch culture

 

Visit Amsterdam's coolest neighbourhood: Amsterdam-Noord video guide

 

Where to stay – find hotels in Amsterdam

Find the best airport hotels: Amsterdam Airport Hotels

Get cultured without leaving your bedroom: 10 amazing arty hotels in Amsterdam

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