Travel to Amsterdam from all over the UK with SAS – 13 daily departures from London. Get cheap tickets when you book in good time. You get a lot of things included in your flight ticket before, during and after the flight.
MANY DAILY FLIGHTS TO AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL
You can fly with SAS to Amsterdam (AMS) on one of our many daily flights. We fly throughout the day, so you can travel either in the morning, noon or evening.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is situated just 10 miles outside Amsterdam, which makes it easy to get to and from. There are connecting buses, trains and hotel courtesy buses to help you get to your final destination – and back afterwards.
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CHEAP FLIGHT TICKETS TO AMSTERDAM
It is easy to find the cheapest flights to Amsterdam, if you use our low fare calendar. We update the price and availability each time you perform a new search. There may be some price variations, when you proceed to booking.
We have a 24-hour return policy at SAS, when you buy tickets. Therefore, you can buy your plane tickets long in advance, when you find a good price in our booking-system – saves you both time and money.
UP TO 13 DAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN LONDON-AMSTERDAM
We have up to 13 daily flight options available between London and Amsterdam. Get to Amsterdam in a convenient way with just a small stop in either Copenhagen, Stockholm or Oslo. It is an easy way to meet your business or leisure needs.
You can upgrade your flight ticket and enjoy your wait in the lounge. A SAS plus ticket allow you access to our lounge area, where you can enjoy a tasty buffet, wine, beer and water.
FLY TO AMSTERDAM FROM ALL OVER THE UK
You can fly to Amsterdam from all over the United Kingdom. These are the cities in the UK, where you can buy a plane ticket to and from the Dutch capital.
Fly to Amsterdam from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.
INCLUDED IN YOUR SAS FLIGHT TICKET
You get a lot of things included in your flight ticket, when you fly with us. You get:
• 23 kg of baggage (SAS Go)
• 24-hour return policy
• Online check-in
• Seat selection 22 hours prior departure
• Tea and coffee
• Newspapers in our App
• Child discount up to 90 %
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CHILD DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 90 %
We have generous discounts for children traveling with a parent. Children under the age of 2 (0–23 months) enjoy a 90 % discount. In order to get this discount, the child must travel on their parent’s lap during the flight.
Children under the age of 12 can get a discount on their ticket up to 25 %, when traveling within Europe and our intercontinental routes.
SPECIAL OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS WITH EUROBONUS
Join EuroBonus today and make your travel easier, more comfortable and more profitable – it is completely free. You accumulate points on your flights, hotel stays, car rentals and even on your everyday purchases.
You can redeem the points at either SAS or our many partners. This way you can get special offers and discounts the more you fly.
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AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL
The international airport is the busiest in the Netherlands and amongst the biggest in Europe. The important flight hub is located just 10 miles south west of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers free basis internet in all public areas for an unlimited period of time. If you do not have your own device, you can use one of the airports different Internet Centres – they also offer printing, copy and scanning services.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL
It is easy to get to and from the airport. You can either use public transportation such as buses or trains as well as hotel courtesy buses.
You can also get picked up from your hotel and be dropped off in front of your departure hall with Schiphol Travel Taxi.
Schiphol also offers Business Taxis. It is a comfortable, luxury taxi service – a convenient way to start your business or private journey. They are comfortable, flexible and offers additional comfort.
Read more on the airport’s website about transportation to and from Schiphol.
CAR RENTAL AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL
Rent a car to get around Amsterdam quick and easy. SAS can help you with the rental, when you buy your plane ticket - do a car rental search.
You can pick up and drop off your rental car at the airport. It is easy to get to and from the airport in a car and you will experience more mobility during your travels.
1118 ZG Schiphol
Telephone number: inside the Netherlands: 0900-0141 – outside the Netherlands: +31-207940800
TRANSPORTATION IN AMSTERDAM
You can get around Amsterdam in a number of ways with public transport. There are trams, metro, buses, trains and ferries, which you can use during your stay.
Amsterdam’s metro is a quick and easy way to get around the city and its outer districts. In order to get access to the metro stations you need a public transport chip card (OV-Chipkaart) or another valid travel card (e.g. one-hour tickets).
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT CHIP CARD AND TICKETS
In most of Amsterdam – as well as the rest of the Netherlands – the public transport chip is used when traveling on trams, buses, metros and trains. There are two kinds of public transportation chip cards: Non-personalised and personalised rechargeable cards.
For tourists and business travellers the non-personalised will be the best choice. You can buy this at GVB ticket vending machines, GVB Tickets & Info locations as well as selected newsstands and supermarkets. Read more about the chip card and the one-hour tickets on the GVB-website.
AMSTERDAM – A CITY BUILT ON WATER
There are many canals flowing through the Dutch capital. The combined length of the canals exceeds 100 km. in total. The three main canals are Prinsengract, Herengracht and Keizergracht. Both locals and tourists uses the canals for transportation and relaxation.
Amsterdam is often compared to Venice due to the many canals and bridges the city has. The canals are also the perfect setting for a break during the day or meetings. Part of Amsterdam and the canals are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The city of Amsterdam is also considered to be an important city in both the Netherlands and Europe. It is one of the top financial centers in Europe and the cultural capital of the Netherlands.
THE HISTORY OF AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam is an old city. The first time Amsterdam is mentioned in a written text is in 1275, where count Floris granted people freedom to navigate the waters around Amsterdam without paying tolls. The name Amsterdam comes from the old Dutch word “Amstelredamme”, which can be translated to “a damn on the river Amstel”.
The city is not just an important cultural city in the Netherlands but in Europe as a whole. Many famous people have resided in the city throughout the years. Some om the most famous are Rembrandt, Anne Frank, Baruch Spinoza and van Gogh.
Amsterdam was the centre of world economy in the 17th century. It is still an important financial centre in Europe today with the status of alpha world city.
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS IN AMSTERDAM
The city has a lot to offer thanks to its rich historical and cultural history. Amsterdam has the world’s oldest stock exchange, which is located in the city centre. The city is well-known for the Anne Frank House and the many lungs of the city.
You can also take a walk around the city and enjoy the beautiful old architecture. The oldest building in Amsterdam is the Oude Kerk (Old Church) from 1306.
THE AMSTERDAM CANAL SYSTEM
Much of the Amsterdam canal system was thought out in the early 17th century. Immigration was at its peak and a plan needed to be made in order to keep up with the increase in the city’s population. You will find many people on the water and on the banks of the many canals all over the city.
There are many restaurants and cafés on the banks of the canals. It is a perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer. Many of the bridges are lit up at night and it is a really breathtaking sight.
THE WINDMILLS IN AMSTERDAM
People often think of windmills when they think of the Netherlands. You can actually see quite a few of the iconic structures in the middle of Amsterdam. There are eight windmills in the heart of the city. The windmills are a central part of Dutch culture and a visit to the capital will not be complete without a visit to at least one of the windmills.
Windmills are such a big part of the Netherlands that there is an official National Windmill Day (may 11th). On this date the many windmills scattered throughout the nation are decorated with flowers, figures and the Dutch flag.
THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM
Van Gogh is known all over the world for his iconic paintings. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has the largest collection of the popular artist. The museum is one of the most popular museums in the whole world and it has a permanent collection of more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings.
You can also find works from some van Gogh’s contemporaries in the museum. The museum has organized their collection, so you can experience the different periods of van Gogh’s life and work – The Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise.
The building itself is a piece of art too. The main building was made by Gerrit Rietveld and it, in combination with the elliptical exhibition wing, offers visitors an impressive space to admire the one-of-a-kind artworks.
AMSTERDAM IS A SHOPPERS DREAM
If you want to do some shopping while travelling, Amsterdam is the perfect place to do so. You can do all your shopping while walking thanks to the layout of the city. It has a reputation for innovation and creativity and it is home to many established and up and coming fashion talents.
There are a number of shopping streets in Amsterdam. The busiest of them all are Kalverstraat. Here you can often find a good deal on many products and there are no cars here – just shoppers. You can find several shopping malls and department stores adjacent to the street.
If you are looking for design items, gadgets, shoes and clothes, then Utrectsestraat is the place for you. It is a narrow street and trams pass through the middle of it. However, it is a charming place and the shops are quiet havens of unique items and affordable prices.
ART & CULTURE IN AMSTERDAM
As the cultural capital of the Netherlands, you can find a wide variety of art and culture in Amsterdam. If you are looking for a cosy café, interesting theatres or small cinemas, you can find them all at Leidsestraat.
If you like listening to music – e.g. classical, jazz, popular and street – Amsterdam has a wide range of possibilities. The city often offers free public concerts in its open spaces and Amsterdam is often filled with music during the public holidays. Leidseplein is the venue for many street music concerts in the evening.
Amsterdam has a thriving urban art scene and you can see evidence of this all over the city. There are monuments and street sculptures scattered throughout. This, in combination with the street musicians and street performers, creates a truly unique atmosphere.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE IN AMSTERDAM
The city is famous for its nightlife. You can find many cafés and bars scattered all over the city. There are the traditional Bruine Kroeg (brown café) and the modern and hip bar – there is a bar for everyone.
You can sit outside in the summertime in many of the cafés terraces. Leidseplein is especially popular during the summer and it is an ideal place if you are looking for a place to enjoy a cold beer or a nice glass of wine.
Amsterdam offers a little bit of everything when it comes to dining. It is a cultural melting pot with a tasty mix of many cultures. You can enjoy tapas at one of the many small restaurants and cafés or you can indulge yourself with a visit to a Michelin-rated restaurant.
Time difference: +1
Languages: Dutch, Frisian
Embassy: 38 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5DP, UK
United Kingdom’s embassy: Koningslaan 44, 1075 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands