Flight and hotel packages to Amsterdam
Presentation of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a world-famous city. Modern, vibrant and with a long and fascinating history, it’s a city that countless travellers love to see and spend time in. In addition to its many claims to fame, the city's status as a leading European tourist destination grows from strength to strength. If you’re considering a holiday in Amsterdam, we at eDreams can offer you an unbeatable holiday package with a flight to Amsterdam and high quality hotel accommodation.
Things to Know Before Visiting Amsterdam
As the Netherlands is a European Union country, holders of a full British passport can enter the country without a visa. With our flight and hotel deals, you can take a flight from London to Amsterdam or a flight from Manchester to Amsterdam. Both cities are conveniently close to Amsterdam and the travelling time by air is around one hour. If you intend hiring a car, you’ll need to bring your full UK British driving licence, but a cheaper and more enjoyable way to explore the city is to rent a bicycle. Amsterdam is renowned as one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly countries, and for many of the locals, cycling is a way of life.
However you choose to get around Amsterdam, you can enjoy the city to the full, and don’t worry if your command of the Dutch language is, like most visitors, zero. Dutch people, especially those in Amsterdam, are among the world’s most proficient speakers of English as a foreign language, so you should have no problems making yourself understood. The locals are also friendly and welcoming so check out our excellent deals and book a terrific package holiday to Amsterdam to meet the city and its people.
What is the Weather in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam’s proximity to the North Sea gives it an oceanic climate, not too different from that of southeast England. Daily average temperatures in January range from around 33F to 42F, while in August they range from around 55F to 72F. Amsterdam has so many attractions, both outdoors and indoors, that there’s plenty to do whatever the weather and whichever season you pick for a visit. Choose from our excellent flight and hotel deals and let us arrange a package holiday in Amsterdam for you that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.
What to Do in Amsterdam
- Admire world famous art: Amsterdam is home to some of the world’s greatest art. It’s not surprising as the Netherlands has been home to some of the world’s greatest artists including Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer. Admire many Dutch masterpieces in some of Amsterdam’s most famous museums and galleries in the Museumplein area of the city.
- Visit NDSM Wharf: Take a trip to north Amsterdam’s NDSM Wharf. It’s home to a vibrant and welcoming community of artists and artisans doing their thing. And there’s plenty of craft shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Soak up its wonderfully free and easy atmosphere full of fascinating activities. Don’t miss out on this special part of Amsterdam.
- Explore the canals by boat: Take a canal boat trip to explore the city’s amazing network of canals. There are many options on offer ranging from short hop-on hop-off trips to romantic, candlelit, evening cruises with dinner served. Tours with English speaking guides are available, and you can learn a great deal about Amsterdam as you sail past many historic buildings in the city.
- Picnic in the Park: Amsterdam has more than its fair share of beautiful city parks. Many, such as Vondelpark in the city’s Museum Quarter, are large, peaceful and perfect for a picnic in fine weather. Look out for staged musical and other events that are commonly held throughout the year in various parks all over the city.
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What to Visit Around Amsterdam
As if Amsterdam didn’t have enough to keep you entertained, the towns and picturesque countryside surrounding the city are also well worth visiting on day trips. The nearby city of Haarlem is a great place to visit and admire its historic architecture. You might also catch one of several music festivals that are held there at various times of the year. Another popular day trip from Amsterdam is to one of the beaches such as at Bloemendaal aan Zee, about an hour’s drive west to the North Sea coast. No matter where you venture outside of the city, you’ll find lots to see and do. Browse our excellent selection of flight and hotel deals and book a fabulous package holiday to Amsterdam.
What to Eat in Amsterdam
While there’s no shortage of restaurants serving dishes from all over the world, such as Chinese, Italian, Thai, and, of course, American-style fast food, savvy travellers make a point of seeking out Dutch cuisine to make the most of their Amsterdam experience. Dutch cuisine tends to be simple but varies according to the regions it comes from. As Amsterdam is the capital, you can find dishes from all of the country’s regions served in Amsterdam’s restaurants. Favourite foods include metworst sausage, Gouda cheese, Edam cheese and the sweet pastry dish, zeeuwse bolus. Exploring the various foods is a highly rewarding (and filling) experience that gives you a more authentic flavour of the city and of the country, too. With our first-rate discount holidays, you can select a terrific holiday deal to Amsterdam, and enjoy the delights of Dutch cuisine every day along with the wonderful sights and sounds of the city.