Amsterdam, the capital of Holland is a unique city to enjoy the historical buildings, beautiful museums, boutique stores and coffee shops. Go for a boat tour or bike along the canals, stroll through Vondel Park, visit the Anne Frank House, enjoy Dutch food and the many breweries. With cobblestone lanes wrapped around arched buildings and friendly locals – it’s a charming city to explore at any time of the year.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Amsterdam (AMS)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Amsterdam
When to visit
The best time to visit Amsterdam is between April and May or September and November. With mild temperatures and fewer tourists, makes it a good time for sightseeing. If you visit in spring, you can catch the tulips in full bloom. Temperatures in spring range from 10°C to 17°C. Summer is another popular time to visit, it’s the peak travel season with warm weather, many events and open-air festivals. Temperatures in summer (June to August) range around 20°C.
What is the main airport called?
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).Opens external site in a new window It is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It's located 9 kilometres southwest of Amsterdam.
Arriving in Amsterdam
The helpful staff at Amsterdam Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Amsterdam from Amsterdam Airport
Getting into Amsterdam from the airport is easy, thanks to the wide range of transport options available. Choose from taxis, bus, train, hotel shuttle, shared car or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option and is the fastest ways to reach the centre of Amsterdam. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes. The quickest mode of public transport is to take the train, taking around 20 minutes. The train station is located under the airport, and from there you can catch a direct train service to Amsterdam and other major cities in the Netherlands. Trains operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Another option is to take the bus with the boarding area directly outside the main foyer of the airport. Amsterdam Airport express bus is a cheaper option, the red buses depart every 15 minutes and the ride takes around 35 minutes. Shared cars are an affordable way without renting a car. It’s a car you can use for the duration of your journey, and you can park your car in many spaces in Amsterdam once your journey is complete. You may like to book a private driver or rent a car. It's best to pre-book a car from the airport and its handy as you can explore more of Amsterdam.
Getting around Amsterdam
Getting around Amsterdam is easy with an array of transport options to move around and explore the city. Choose from taxis, Uber, public transport, bicycle or car hire. Taxis are a convenient option with many taxi stands throughout the city particularly near attractions and stations. Ensure you get the driver to turn the metre on. If you're travelling in a group, a taxi bus is handy option or you can request an Uber through the app. Amsterdam has an excellent public transport system and you can travel in comfort by bus, train, ferry or tram. The tram is the perfect means of transport and it’s easy to get on and off and do some sightseeing along the way. Bus services can take you to most places quickly and affordably or you can use the metro service. The metro is generally quicker than the tram and you need a smart card to travel on public transport. Amsterdam is a bike friendly city as its flat and the most popular way to get around with many cycle paths. It’s an excellent way to see the city and it's easy to rent a bike. You may like to rent a car to explore the city or join a tour.
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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