CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Amsterdam
London Stansted Airport (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN)
Typically, flights to Amsterdam from London are cheaper when flying from London Stansted to Eindhoven, which has an average price of $62
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO AMSTERDAM FROM LONDON LUTON AIRPORT||January||16% cheaper||Flying from London Luton Airport to Amsterdam costs on average just $78 in January|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO AMSTERDAM FROM LONDON LUTON AIRPORT||December||20% more expensive||It costs about $112 for flights to Amsterdam from London Luton Airport in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO AMSTERDAM FROM LONDON LUTON AIRPORT||February||569% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Amsterdam from London Luton Airport in February than any other month|
A beautiful city with ancient architecture, historic canals, narrow winding streets, and picturesque bridges, Amsterdam caters to a wide range of travelers. Whether you’re a laidback canal-life seeker, an art and culture enthusiast, a museum lover, or a fan of al-fresco dining and picnic lunches, the city offers something for everyone. Any time is a good time to visit Amsterdam. To avoid peak tourist season, plan your visit from April – May or September – October. To enjoy the world-famous tulip season and enjoy breathtaking, colorful sights, visit between mid-March – early May. In summer, from June – August, enjoy numerous festivals, picnics in the park, outdoor dining, and sunbathing on the sandy beaches. This is the peak tourist season, so expect hotel rates to be higher. If you don’t mind the cool, crisp winters, and are looking for attractive deals and bargains, plan a winter trip between December – March (excluding the weeks around Christmas and New Year).
$16 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Amsterdam. This flight is from Valencia and is 98% cheaper than most flights to Amsterdam. To find the cheapest price to Amsterdam from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The cheapest month to fly to Amsterdam from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $358, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Amsterdam in March, then January is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Amsterdam during January average around $368.
The ideal time to book your flight to Amsterdam is 42 days in advance when prices tend to average $472. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Amsterdam outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Amsterdam for $367.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Amsterdam is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $483. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $538.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Amsterdam is at noon when flights can be purchased for as low as $395. Flights in the evening are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $493.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Amsterdam area find that parks like Museumplein are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Amsterdam in May, June, or July.
Those flying to Amsterdam could potentially find better pricing at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (35 mi from Amsterdam city center), Eindhoven Airport (67 mi from Amsterdam city center) or Groningen Eelde Airport (87 mi from Amsterdam city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
With an average price of $393 per person, Eindhoven Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Amsterdam. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
The Netherlands has restricted the entry of travelers arriving flights from outside of the EU, who are not nationals, residence permit holders, or long-stay visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, or their families. Exemptions exist for some special cases, for example, travelers attending funerals or studying in an institution in the Netherlands. A complete list of exemptions can be found here. From January 1, UK nationals are no longer classified as EU/EEA nationals and will not be allowed entry to the Netherlands. These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in the Netherlands. Essential travel is still permitted. They will be allowed to re-enter the country, but will need to present residency permit, a certificate of application or a document with their address, and may be subject to questioning by Dutch border authorities when they arrive in the Netherlands. The EU non-essential travel ban has also been lifted for residents of Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay. The Dutch Government has a color-coded system of high-risk (orange) and lower risk (yellow) countries and regions. Travelers entering from high-risk (orange) regions or countries are required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. Tourists must comply with all the measures and rules that apply to combat the spread of coronavirus. Tourists must also reserve their holiday accommodation before they travel to the Netherlands. For the latest information, visit the FAQ on holiday travel to the Netherlands: here. On July 16, the Dutch government announced an additional exemption for foreigners engaged in long-distance relationships with Dutch citizens/residents. For more information visit here. Non-EU nationals who are not currently resident in or physically present in the EU are still subject to travel restrictions, and will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands for tourism.Entry requirements
From December 15, travelers who arrive from a country that is not on the EU ‘safe countries of origin’ list and who are exempt from the EU travel ban applicable to the Netherlands will need to produce the following documents: An official negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours and a rapid test no more than 4 hours prior to arrival. Children under the age of 13 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. A completed and signed Negative Test Declaration. In addition, to the existing requirements for travelers, travelers from Ireland, the UK or South Africa must also show a negative result from a rapid test (antigen or LAMP test) or PCR test. The test must have been conducted no more than 4 hours prior to boarding the flight. Children under the age of 13 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. The test requirements do not replace the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers must be in possession of printed versions of both the negative test result and the declaration. It is not acceptable to show a digital version on a phone or tablet.Quarantine requirements
Travelers are subject to a 10-day self-quarantine. Check the list of exemptions for more information.
Direct international flights from U.S. cities to Amsterdam are offered by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, KLM, and TUI Airlines. You can also choose other flights with 1 or more stops, offered by British Airways, Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Norwegian, Aeromexico, TAP Air Portugal, Ukraine International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Aer Lingus, Icelandair, Vueling Airlines, Air Canada, and many more.
AMS is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Amsterdam city center. The airport is well connected to the city through several transportation options.
Schiphol Airport train station is located directly below the airport. Ride the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) operated trains to Amsterdam Centraal in the city center in 15 – 20 minutes. Intercity trains arrive every 15 minutes, while Sprinter trains arrive every 30 minutes. The one-way fare is €4.30 EUR.
Buses and shuttles
The bus stops at the airport are located right outside Schiphol Plaza. There are city and regional bus lines, paid shuttles, as well as courtesy shuttles that hotels in the area provide to pick up and drop off their guests. You can ride the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus #197 that departs every 10 minutes and reaches Leidseplein in 35 – 40 minutes. The fare is €5.00 EUR. You can also opt for the Connexxion Schiphol Hotel Shuttle that rides to over 100 hotels in the city. Fares start at €17.00 EUR per person for a one-way trip. Discounted fares are applicable for groups of 3 – 8 and for return journeys.
Taxis stands are available just outside the airport. No booking is required. Rides cost approximately €40.00 – €50.00 EUR and take 30 – 40 minutes to reach the city center. Ride-share with Uber is also easily available from the airport.
All major rental car companies offer their services at the airport. It is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.
One of the most exciting ways to explore Amsterdam is by hiring a bike and cycling around the neighborhoods. Bike rentals start at approximately €15.00 EUR per day. If possible, avoid driving within the city. Parking is scarce and there are several one-way and narrow streets that are tedious to navigate. If you don’t wish to cycle or walk, it’s better to rely on Amsterdam’s vast public transport network. GVB operates the city’s public buses, trams and ferries on a time-based ticketing system. While a GVB 1-hour day ticket costs €2.90 EUR, a GVB day ticket costs €7.50 EUR. These tickets allow unlimited day and night travel across all GVB routes, regardless of transfers and distance covered. For a scenic way to explore the city, try the water taxis. GVB ferries provide a free connection to pedestrians, cyclists, and mopeds wanting to go across River IJ. All the other ferry routes are priced according to the GVB time-based ticketing system.
A vibrant metropolis that effortlessly combines its historic old-world charm with contemporary chic, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Spend your days walking across picturesque bridges, exploring cutting edge art museums, biking along the canals, and lounging in the parks. In the evenings, enjoy leisurely strolls along streets filled with musicians, and choose from a wide range of al-fresco restaurants to simply relax, unwind and dine under the stars.
Enjoy Amsterdam’s gastronomic and cultural offerings
Sample several breweries and a wide range of international cuisine at the eateries in Foodhallen, an international food hall set in former tram sheds. At the massive cultural complex De Hallen Amsterdam, explore a host of food stalls, lively daily markets (except on Sundays), and themed weekend markets. Buy a drink and listen to vintage jazz music at the In’t Aepjen brown bar. The bar is housed in a 15th-century wooden building, 1 of the only 2 wooden buildings that remain in Amsterdam. Spend an evening at the Amsterdam Roest, a laid back bar and beer garden that features a terrace overlooking the canal, a huge playground, hammocks, street art, and a sandy beach.
Explore the unique neighborhoods
Each neighborhood in Amsterdam offers unique sights and local flavors and is worth exploring on foot or by bike. Check Jordaan, a quintessential Amsterdam neighborhood that offers delicious Dutch food options, and some of the best ‘brown’ bars in the city. Head to Haarlemmerstraat for a variety of specialized boutiques for budget-friendly as well as extravagant finds. Explore the local bars serving unique cocktails. In the trendy De Pijp neighborhood, sample some of the tastiest Middle Eastern cuisine. For modern cafés, flea markets and chic outdoor dining, wander around the modern neighborhood, Amsterdam-Noord. In Oud West, visit the historic De Otter windmill and also walk along Bilderdijkstraat and De Clerqstraat streets for interesting sights and food options. If you are exploring the infamous De Wallen (The Red Light District), be aware of the rules and regulations in the area.