It's not just the lure of Low cost flights to Amsterdam that makes the city a perennial favourite with tourists from around the world. Getting there and choosing your budget hotel in Amsterdam is just the start. What to do when you are there is what sets your experience apart from everyone else…
It may be a cliché but no city break in Amsterdam would be complete without a canal trip or a stroll around the constantly evolving but always exciting and edgy red light district. Perhaps you prefer to soak up the culture and beauty of the historic city centre with its churches, museums and imposing royal residences. It is safe to say that the words culture and Amsterdam go hand in hand. For the art lovers, Rembrandt's house, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum provide more famous works than you can shake a bunch of tulips at. Alternatively if history is your thing, the Anne Frank House or Nederland's Scheepvaart Museum (museum of Dutch seafaring) will keep you entertained for days rather than hours.
But your Amsterdam weekend break can be so much more besides. On arrival at Schiphol Airport off of your flight to Amsterdam, the city centre is a mere 20 minutes away. Here you will find shopping that is some of the best in the Benelux countries and the world famous Albert Cuyp market (one of Europe's largest and busiest outdoor markets) providing spending opportunities galore.
Amsterdam is a city that is always changing. Visitors have flocked here for centuries. Diamond merchants were superseded by pot-smoking hippies. Whilst they still exist here, tourists are just as likely to come for a weekend break to Amsterdam to visit the pubs and clubs of the city's vibrant night scene.
So whether you are looking for a cheap flight to Amsterdam to sample the coffee shops, nightlife and alternative culture that the city offers or indeed perhaps a luxury flight to Amsterdam for a romantic break or one of those special occasions, we have the right airline at the price for you flying from a choice of several UK airports.
There are many reasons to travel to Amsterdam. It's the capital of the Netherlands and one of Europe's most vibrant and colourful cities. Amsterdam offers an unparalleled combination of high culture and decadence.
Look once and it's a pretty European city laced with canals; twice and it becomes a cultural centre with an incredible collection of art and for a third time you see a decadent party town where anything goes.
So which one is the real Amsterdam? The romantics will adore the lazy curves of the city's waterways and enjoy watching from cafés in cobbled streets or picturesque bridges as the mood of the city changes with the weather.
The culture-hungry will soak up the offerings of the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk museums along with hundreds of smaller collections dotted all over the city. Amsterdam satisfies a wide range of tastes and displays include everything from the best Dutch Masters to ultra-modern exhibitions.
Then there are the alternative delights which draw their own crowd - some seeking the pleasure of De Wallen or De Walletjes (the notorious Red Light District) and others attracted by the liberal attitude towards soft drugs sold in the city's "coffeeshops". For those who are curious but not tempted to indulge, a stroll through De Wallen in the evening is still likely to be an illuminating experience albeit a bit seedy.
In truth the city is a kaleidoscopic mixture of all these things, where you can take as much or as little of each to create your own unique experience of Amsterdam.