How to get to Amsterdam

How to get to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the best connected cities in Europe. Tourists can get to the city by land, air or sea. 

By plane

Amsterdam has one of the busiest international airports in the world and is extremely well connected with the rest of Europe and the rest of the world.

Traveling from the U.S.

KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) offers various direct flights to and from the United States. These are some of the cities of the states linked to Amsterdam with non-stop flights:

  • New York (JFK), Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami and San Francisco.

Delta Airlines also offers nonstop flights to Amsterdam from numerous cities in the States:

  • Atlanta, Boston, New York (JFK), Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle

Traveling from Canada

Air Canada offers direct flights from several Canadian cities to Amsterdam:

  • Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

KLM also connects Montreal and Calgary with Amsterdam.

Traveling from UK

If you live in the United Kingdom. you can find low cost flights to the capital of the Netherlands throughout the year. The main airlines companies are:

  • Easyjet: from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester.
  • Flybe: Birmingham, East Midlands, London City, Southampton, Manchester, Exeter, Doncaster Sheffield.

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Once you have your ticket, find out more about Schiphol International Airport and the best way to get to the city center from Amsterdam:

By train

The Netherlands has a very efficient train network linking it with its neighboring countries such as Brussels, Paris and Berlin and the United Kingdom.

The fastest way to travel from the UK to Amsterdam by train is by Eurostar: take a train from St Pancras International to Brussels and at Brussels Midi station, take a Thalys to Amsterdam, which takes a little less than 2 hours.

Central Station

Built at the end of the nineteenth century in a neo-Renaissance style, Amsterdam Central Station connects Amsterdam with the whole country and the rest of Europe.

By car

Amsterdam is also an accessible city by car, but depending from where, it might be a very long drive.

By cruise

It is also possible to take a cruise around the North Sea, which includes a stop at the port of Amsterdam.

By coach

Eurolines is a coach company that connects most cities, including Amsterdam.