The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has long been a mecca of cool with a side order of kitschy culture. It's the spot for warehouse raves and 'coffee shops' and tulips and huge cheese wheels. There's clogs and windmills and the eye-opening Red Light district and the sobering Anne Frank Huis museum. Steeped in history with plentiful bike paths and quaint canals to meander along, Amsterdam will charm you with its myriad temptations. Book your cheap flights to Amsterdam with Student Flights and you'll have oodles of Euros to stay and play in the Netherlands.
Flights to Amsterdam disembark at Amsterdam Airport Schipol, which is the main international airport of the Dutch capital. It's also the primary hub of the national airline, KLM, and the fourth busiest airport in Europe. Located 15 kilometres and 20 minutes away from the city centre, you can journey into Amsterdam from the airport by buses, trains and shuttles. For more information about the airlines that service Amsterdam Airport Schipol, see our airline guide.
Whether you're into pop culture or high art, Amsterdam caters for a wide range of creatives. Some world-famous museums worth checking out on your Amsterdam holiday include Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum for a showcase of art from both the Dutch Golden Age and 20th century.
While there are plenty of festivals and events all year round in Amsterdam, King's Day (Koningsdag) is a popular time to visit when locals paint the capital in the royal colour of orange. Take a tour to soak up the festivities, or head here in spring for a tour of the tulip fields. Another must-do in Amsterdam is a canal boat cruise. Our Netherlands tours and holidays offer even more options.
For more things to see and do in Amsterdam, check out our Amsterdam guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your Amsterdam holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.