When you're nearing the city on one of the many available flights to Amsterdam, the first thing you'll notice are the canals -- more than 1,200 of them -- each with its fair share of charming houseboats. Once you've landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and taken the short journey into the city, immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant nightlife, and fascinating art. Amsterdam, like the rest of the Netherlands, is famous for its cheeses, so be sure to sample them when you visit Lindengracht Market and Albert Cuyp Market, which are busy street markets in the city.
Transportation from AMS
Passengers arriving on Amsterdam flights have many options for getting into the city. You can rent a car to travel from the airport to downtown Amsterdam; all the main car rental agencies are found in Schiphol Plaza, right behind Arrivals 3. Alternatively, buy train tickets from the yellow ticket machines and take a 15-minute train journey from the station one floor below the airport concourse into the city. Taxis are a convenient way to get into Amsterdam and are available in single-customer and shared-customer options; only take a taxi from those in the queue. Many of the hotels on Travelocity offer shuttle buses, and this is the easiest and most inexpensive way to travel from the airport. Hotel beds in Amsterdam number just under 40,000, so there is plenty of accommodation, and hotels near Schiphol Airport range from luxury five-star to budget one-star hotels. Once you're settled in your hotel, explore Amsterdam on a rented bike, by tram, by canal boat, or on foot. If you're a fan of flowers, visit the Bloemenmarkt to absorb the scents and sights of fresh blooms, or pop into the Amsterdam Tulip Museum to learn about the plant's fascinating history.
Whether you're captivated by art from the old masters, taking part in the lively nightlife, or wandering through historic neighborhoods, you'll find what you're looking for when you fly to Amsterdam utilizing affordable airfares from Travelocity. When you book plane tickets to Amsterdam and a hotel at the same time through Travelocity, you can save quite a bit, so be sure to check out our special vacation packages in Amsterdam.