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Looking for cheap flights to Amsterdam from the USA? You’ve come to the right place!
Packed full of fascinating sights mixed with a fun, relaxed culture, Amsterdam is one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. Well known for its pretty canals, top art museums, abundance of cycling ways, and the infamous Red Light District, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and has a dense population of more than 851,000. Often affectionately called the “Venice of the North” thanks to its system of bridges and canals, there’s something for couples, families and solo travellers alike. The Canal Ring is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was originally built to attract rich home owners and is a great for a bit of celebrity spotting. There’s a thriving nightlife scene too. With a little bit of planning, it’s easy to cover everything in just a few days whilst still having time to kick back and relax.
Many visitors start their Amsterdam vacation in the Old Center, chock full of traditional architecture, shopping plazas, bars and restaurants. Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to take in the Dam Square and areas surrounding Spui and Nieuwmarkt. The particularly memorable Red Light District is also here, and is certainly worth a look even just to see what all the hype is about!
Continuing your journey through this fantastic city, you’ll then find Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter in the South District, home to all the best known museums like the Rijksmusuem, the Ann Frank House, and the Van Gogh Museum. This particular spot is also perfect for shopping for souvenirs at the Albert Cuyp Market before sitting down for a bite to eat in the Vondelpark.
There are many other beautiful individual districts in Amsterdam, so it’s worth aiming to visit as many as you possibly can. Don’t forget to head over to the Plantage area for a visit to the Jewish Historical Museum, the Scheepvaart Museum, and the stunning botanical gardens too.
So if the buzzing, vibrant city of Amsterdam is next on your travel list, why not have a look at our full range of flights now, including first class and business class flights too.
Amsterdam is a friendly, exciting place to make some awesome memories, but it’s worth getting clued up on a few things before you go:Time Difference: UTC -4 hoursCurrency: Euro (€)Native Language: Dutch (English is widely spoken too)Weather: August is the hottest month in Amsterdam with an average temperature of 63°F (17°C) and the coldest is January at 37°F (3°C) with the most daily sunshine hours at 7 in June. The wettest month is November with an average of 90mm of rain.Sales Tax: 21%
Before you start planning your trip, here’s everything you’ll need to know when flying to Amsterdam from the USA.
Travelling times vary depending on where in the US you’re flying from. As a guide, from New York to Amsterdam takes around 9 hours, whilst Los Angeles to Amsterdam is around 11 hours.
It’s recommended that your passport remains valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure. As an American citizen, you may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist purposes without a visa.
The following airlines currently offer direct flights from the USA to Amsterdam:
- American Airlines
Amsterdam Schiphol is the main airport serving Amsterdam and the surrounding area. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. Taxis and public buses into the city centre can be found outside the arrivals terminal. The journey time is around 20 minutes depending on traffic. You can also take the train from the airport to Amsterdam-Centraal. The average journey time is 15 minutes and the fastest journey time is 13 minutes. Prices are around 4 Euros one way.
Make the most of your time in Amsterdam using our list of the ten main things to see whilst you’re there:
- Anne Frank House
- Van Gogh Museum
- The Jordaan
- Centraal Station
- Heineken Experience
- Dam Square
- Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
- Red Light District
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