Flights to Amsterdam Cheap Travel Weekend Breaks

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If you're craving a weekend spent wandering the canals of Amsterdam and munching frites with mayonnaise, you're in luck. Flying to the Netherlands is comparatively cheap, quick and easy; most flights from the UK get you there in little over one hour. Read on for information about finding flights to Amsterdam.

Most major airlines (including British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Lufthansa) provide regular flights to Amsterdam. They depart from a number of airports across the UK. Sometimes you can find great deals with a budget airline including:

Jet2 leaves from Leeds and Manchester
BMI Baby departs from Birmingham, London and Nottingham
easyJet flies from Ireland and Scotland, plus Bristol, Liverpool and London
EUJet offers flights from Kent
Thomsonfly services Bournemouth and Coventry

Cheapest Flights to Netherlands, Schipol Airport

If you're looking for inexpensive flights to Amsterdam, be aware that prices can double during certain times of the year. Tulip season is a huge to do in the Netherlands and lasts from late March to the end of June. Prices on flights and accommodation rise as the tourists flood in. Summer is Amsterdam's high season, and so flights are a bit more expensive than during the winter or autumn. However, be aware that in September a number of annual business conventions flood the city, driving up costs.

Amsterdam's international airport, Schipol Airport, is located 14 km from the city centre. To get to and from the city:

Taxi and Trains from Airport

Direct train service runs every 10 to 15 minutes to Amsterdam Central train station. The trip takes between 15 to 20 minutes. A first class single ticket costs €10 and a return is €17. A second class single ticket costs €6.50 and a return is €11.

Buses are available from the airport to the city centre. Buses queue in front of Schipol Plaza. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates a bus service that runs from the airport to specific city hotels; tickets cost €6.80 and details are available at the KLM desk in the Arrivals hall.

Taxis can be hailed at the taxi rank located outside the Arrivals hall. Prices depend on your destination, but expect to pay between €20 to €40. The trip to Amsterdam takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Taxis may be booked ahead of time through Schipoltaxi.