Amsterdam continues to be seen as one of the most popular locations for families and couples to take a city break in Europe. With its relaxed Bohemian attitude and bustling nightlife and arts scenes, Amsterdam is often seen as the perfect place to disappear for a long weekend away. It is uniquely able to meet the diverse needs of all guests, with visitors able to enjoy a huge range of activities and experiences which can’t be experienced anywhere else. Many operators are now offering cheap flight deals to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport from most of the UK’s main airport locations including London’s Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton; as well as Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands, Blackpool, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. In 2012 and 2013 this trend continues, and airflights to Amsterdam are now more affordable than ever.
How to find the cheapest airflights to Amsterdam
Flights to Holland, and especially Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, can be had at bargain prices with a little online research. There are many savings to be had, particularly with last minute deals; and whether you’re looking for discount travel flights or tickets for a full holiday package, there are lots of bargain travel agents who are happy to oblige. Amongst the cheapest are the low cost flight companies, who are very often able to offer savings on accommodation and car hire alongside their bargain flights. With some companies offering flights to Amsterdam Schiphol from as little as £1, there has never been a better time to explore this beautiful and lively city.
Airflight deals are available widely online, and it’s generally best to buy either very early, or very late. If you’re looking to travel in the cheapest way, or wish to go on a break immediately; last minute deals are a very good option with some providing discounts of up to 70%, and these online deals can lead to some bargain flights and accommodation offers being made available. From all inclusive luxury breaks, to backpacking digs in hostels, booking your flights and accommodation as a package can lead to big savings, and this is sometimes the cheapest way to book.
What to do on a city break in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has much to explore, from the moment that your airflight touches down to the second that you leave this iconic city. With amazing art galleries, unique architecture, stunning canals, historical museums and smoky tearooms; there’s something for every traveller to enjoy. As famous for its bohemian art and cultural scene as it is for the quirks in licencing law, Amsterdam is a city which will appeal to visitors of all ages and tastes, whether you’re looking to explore the city’s ancient churches or are part of a stag or hen party ready to celebrate in style.
Trips and activities for families
Whilst many people associate Amsterdam with heavy drinking and a little naughty smoking; there are activities which all people will enjoy, including children, couples and those who enjoy a more sedate travelling experience. The city has many famous landmarks, excellent restaurants, Ann Frank house, world famous galleries and the opportunity to see Holland’s famous windmills and tulips. The flower markets are infamous and will excite guests from all over the world, with their wide choice of native tulips and other flowers. Some visitors are nervous about visiting the city with children, as it is famous for its red light district and smoky tearooms; however there are many places to explore which are entirely suitable for children and the Dutch people are very aware of, and sympathetic to, the needs of children and most restaurants and attractions are family-focussed in their approach.
For Hen or Stag Parties and other groups
Of course stag and hen parties, as well as groups of young backpackers, will also find much to enjoy in Amsterdam’s crowded streets; and the city is famous around the world as the playground of Europe. The city has a very laid back atmosphere, and local people ensure that the experience remains fun and light-hearted throughout the revelry. Whether you’re looking for a trip to a café, partying in a club or visiting Amsterdam’s well-known red light district, there’s lots for groups to enjoy and plenty of unique experiences to be had.