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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Amsterdam (AMS)

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Visiting from Sydney to Amsterdam

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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.

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Fly Sydney to Amsterdam (SYD to AMS)

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Amsterdam is 31 hours and 25 minutes, via London, including connection.

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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. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). 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 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 way to reach the centre of Amsterdam. It takes approximately 15 to 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 it's 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 it's 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.  

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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