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Cheap flights to Amsterdam

What's Amsterdam like?

Amsterdam is famous for its liberal values, but there's more to the Dutch city than coffeeshops. You'll also find some of the world's most celebrated museums, lively nightlife and a packed cultural calendar suitable for all the family. More than 3 million people take cruises on Amsterdam's canals every year, while others come to see the tulips in bloom.

Which airlines fly to Amsterdam?

Most flights from New Zealand to Amsterdam require 2 layovers, but 1-stop flights are offered by airlines such as:

How long is the flight to Amsterdam?

Auckland to Amsterdam

24 hours (1 stop)

Christchurch to Amsterdam

28 hours (2 stops)

Queenstown to Amsterdam

27 hours (2 stops)

Wellington to Amsterdam

27 hours (2 stops)

What is the best time to visit Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a popular city all year round. The tourist season arrives with the tulips in spring (March-May) and continues into the summer, when the city is at its busiest and hotel deals are scarce.

Travelling in autumn or winter (September to February) will help you avoid the crowds and get the best deals, as long as you're prepared for much colder winters than you're used to in New Zealand.

How expensive is Amsterdam?

Prices in Amsterdam are generally higher than in Auckland, with restaurant bills, public transport and taxis all costing a few dollars more.

Like many European countries, the Netherlands uses the euro.

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport (AMS), officially named Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, is the main airport serving the Netherlands and the 3rd busiest in all of Europe. If you're arriving from outside the Schengen Area, you'll need to go through passport control when you arrive. Other passengers can head straight to baggage claim on the ground floor.

The airport occupies a single building, divided into 3 sections. These are connected by the Schiphol Plaza shopping and dining area. When you're ready to head to your hotel, you can take a train to Amsterdam Central (€6.20), airport express bus (€2.90-€5), direct shuttle bus (€17) or taxi (€45- €50).

Useful tips about Amsterdam

Read Skyscanner's guide to finding the best eats in Amsterdam.

After Amsterdam, consider visiting Rotterdam, one of the most underrated travel destinations by Kiwis.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November, 2017.

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