Cheap flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Netherlands
Amsterdam International Airport (AMS) is the main air hub in the Netherlands. It is located in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, approximately 9 kilometres southwest of the city centre of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Airport is the third busiest airport in all of Europe in terms of passenger traffic.
The airport has a single-terminal concept, with facilities congregating under one roof, but is separated into three departure halls. The halls are connected via concourses and piers. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has numerous shopping areas, eateries, a museum, an airport library, a business centre, and even a rooftop viewing area, The Panoramaterras.
To get to the city centre, passengers can take a taxi ride that costs around €40-50 (MYR185-231) and takes 20 to 25 minutes. A one-way train ride to downtown Amsterdam will cost around €3.30 (RM15), and the journey takes 15 to 20 minutes. The most convenient option would be to pre-book an airport transfer service that will take you from the terminal to your hotel doorstep.
Airlines that fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Airlines that have direct flights to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport are KLM and Malaysia Airlines. Other airlines with connecting flights to Amsterdam include Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Turkish Airlines.
Travelling to Amsterdam
Best time to visit Amsterdam
The best time to visit Amsterdam would be from April to May or September to November. The weather during these months is mild and balmy, with daytime temperatures seeing a high of 10 to 19 degrees Celsius. These months are also the best period to get reasonable prices for Amsterdam flights and hotels.
In spring, you can witness magnificent floral displays at the Keukenhof Gardens. If you’re coming later in the year, you can time your visit to catch the Amsterdam Fringe Festival or the Amsterdam Dance Event, depending on your interest.
Things to do in Amsterdam
First things first, travellers should try canal cruising. Amsterdam is home to 165 canals that stretch hundreds of kilometres in total. On a canal cruise tour, you’ll pass under the beautiful Magere Brug (or Skinny Bridge) and enjoy the sight of old merchant buildings that reflect the Dutch Golden Age. It’s certainly a relaxing way of sightseeing and a great introduction to the city.
From there, you can visit the Van Gogh Museum to admire a collection of works by the legendary artist, ranging from paintings and drawings to letters. Then, visit the Anne Frank House, indulge in some retail therapy at Kalverstraat, pop into the cultural hub of Westergasfabriek, and sample herring from one of the many herring carts around the city.
Amsterdam travel budget
Amsterdam uses the Euro (€) currency. As of 24 April 2019, €1 = RM4.60.
The daily cost of travel for a day in Amsterdam is around €125 (RM581). Set aside €30 (RM139) for daily meals, and around €75 (RM348) per person for a night in a hotel in Amsterdam. A single ride on the bus or tram in the city costs €2.90 (RM13). Spend the rest of the travel budget on attraction fees.
Amsterdam, Netherlands visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian tourists do not require a visa when travelling to Amsterdam. The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area where Malaysians can travel visa-free for up to 90 days.
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