Cheap flights to Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the capital and largest city in the Netherlands is renowned for its long canals and dikes. The city has roughly 800,000 residents, two Universities and an international airport named Schiphol Airport. The old part of town is a pleasure to explore on foot, strolling across ancient bridges and down narrow lanes past gabled houses, and dropping in to browse inviting souvenir boutiques crammed with blue and white Delft china, wooden clogs and tulips. Pavement cafes and cosy bars offer rest and refreshment. An alternative is to take a circular canal-boat cruise and see the city from the water, peering in on the lives of the locals who live on houseboats lining the waterways.
Dubbed the world's most multi-cultural city and has residents from over 175 different countries. Tourists will enjoy Amsterdam's old town, where they can discover the city on foot, wandering across old bridges and down narrow cobbled lanes. Within the old town there are a host of bars, restaurants and cafés to choose from, all of which will provide the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the vibrant atmosphere.
A different way to explore Amsterdam is by jumping on-board the canal-boat cruise and to view this bustling city from the water. The weather in Amsterdam is generally mild which is often influenced by prevailing westerly winds and the Atlantic Ocean. During the winter, between December and February, the weather is often cold. June and August are warm, however, rarely hot. Make sure to book your flights to Amsterdam at a convenient time which suits you.
The city centre is compact and comprises of lots of cobbled narrow streets which is surprisingly easy to explore on foot. If you wish to travel out with the city centre there are a timely, inexpensive network of trams, buses and metro lines which all meet at Centraal Station, as well as canal boats and a free ferry service across the IJ Canal.
If you are visiting the city to enjoy live music then the Jazz scene is likely to captivate you. In addition to the music scene there are a number of unique street markets, and while most focus on fresh food, there many with interesting rarities for travellers. The Albert Cuyp and The Dappermarkt, behind Amsterdam Zoo, was voted the best street market in the Netherlands. When booking flights to Amsterdam make sure to check out the floating Bloemenmarkt or 'flower market', where permanently docked barges sell exotic flowers from across the world on the Singel Canal.