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What should I pack for Amsterdam?
Warm layers and rain jacket
No matter what time of year you’re travelling on flights to Amsterdam, it's always a good idea to pack some warm layers and a raincoat. The weather in Amsterdam can be quite temperamental, and you may catch a rainy or chilly day even in summer.
Autumn and winter essentials
For flights to Amsterdam between September and February, you'll want to bring along your favourite chunky jumpers, boots, beanies, and scarves. A thick winter jacket is a must for winter in Amsterdam, especially when it rains or snows and temperatures plummet.
Spring and summer essentials
Summer and spring temperatures in Amsterdam are usually mild but have been warming up in recent years. You'll still want to bring along a pullover, a jacket and a warm pair of pants as well as warm weather items. A sundress is a must-have if you're buying return flights to Amsterdam to see the tulips in April and want to get beautiful photos with the flowers.
Use a backpack
Amsterdam's streets are narrow and cobbled, which can make it awkward to get around with a wheelie suitcase. A backpack can be a great alternative as your luggage on flights to Amsterdam - and it also leaves your hands free while you make your way to and from your accommodation upon arrival. If a backpack isn’t for you however, make sure your suitcase as sturdy wheels that won’t buckle with all of the cobblestone.
What are the best places to stay in Amsterdam?
If it's your first time travelling on return flights to Amsterdam, the Westerpark neighbourhood is an excellent place to base yourself. It's close to the city centre, and you won't be too far from shops, restaurants, attractions and nightlife. The area is also only 17 minutes from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) by car or 40 minutes on public transport.
Luxury travellers booking flights to Amsterdam might thinking about finding a hotel in Oud Zuid. The neighbourhood is home to P.C. Hoofstraat, a street teeming with boutiques of designer brands like Chanel and Dior. The area is also an art-lover’s paradise, and is home to museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, Moco Museum and the Stedelijk.
Stay in the De Pijp neighbourhood if you want to take advantage of Amsterdam's infamous nightlife. It's the city's lively Latin Quarter and has a mix of bars, quaint cafes and the famous Albert Cuypmarkt street market. It's been a popular spot for creatives and bohemian spirits since the 1960s. De Pijp is a 20-minute taxi ride from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and only a 15-minute ride on the metro from the city centre.
Jordaan is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the city. It's close to the Canal Ring and the Anne Frank House. The area has plenty of art galleries, unique restaurants and vintage shops to discover on your wanders. The only downside is that accommodation in Jordaan tends to run on the more expensive side. That said, you might splash out on a stay in the Jordaan area using those savings from booking cheap flights to Amsterdam with Webjet.
The next step after booking cheap flights to Amsterdam for a family trip is finding a hotel in an area the whole troop will love. In Amsterdam, that area is De Plantage. It's located to the east of Amsterdam Centrum and is a beautiful neighbourhood with 19th-century gardens. Families can spend a day out at the Artis Zoo, the botanical gardens or watch a show at the Amsterdam Music Theatre.
What's on in Amsterdam?
One of the biggest annual events on Amsterdam's social calendar is the Tulip Festival. Book your flights to Amsterdam for travel over April and you can wander around the incredible Keukenhof Gardens, watch the flower parade, take a helicopter flight over the tulip fields or go on a tour of a flower farm. The festival period is one of the most popular time to visit the city, so you'll want to book your airfare to Amsterdam in advance to secure the best price.
Gin Festival Amsterdam
If you love your gin, look out for cheap flights to Amsterdam over May and get set to attend the city's popular Gin Festival. The event features hundreds of botanical gins, artisanal spirits, masterclasses and live music at the Beurs van Berlage venue.
Amsterdam Coffee Festival
The Amsterdam Coffee Festival is a wonderful event for caffeine lovers buying tickets to Amsterdam. Celebrating the city's vibrant coffee scene, the festival usually takes place in March at the Westergras. It hosts more than 100 artisan roasters and street food market, and you can watch the best baristas create incredible latte art masterpieces.
Liquicity Winter Festival
Want to dance away the winter blues? Book your flights to Amsterdam in December and attend the Liquicity Winter Festival. It's a massive liquid drum and bass event held over the 27th and 28th of December. As it is close to New Year's Eve, it's a good idea to buy your return flights to Amsterdam and accommodation as soon as possible.