Cheap flights from Amsterdam to East Midlands

The East Midlands is home to some of the UK’s major cities, including Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. There’s a huge amount to see and do across the East Midlands, including some great bars, cafes and restaurants in addition to some fantastic touristic attractions like The Heights of Abraham. Flights from Amsterdam to East Midlands are quite common throughout the year.

Amsterdam Airport Facilities

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is large and well equipped and serves as the main airport for the whole of the Netherlands.

There is one main passenger terminal and there are several shops, restaurants and cafes throughout the airport building.

There are also plenty of services available. These include –

  • Baby car lounge
  • Currency exchange
  • Internet café
  • Lost and found
  • Meeting rooms
  • First aid
  • Travel clinic
  • Hairdresser’s

Flight Time from Amsterdam to East Midlands

A direct flight from Amsterdam to East Midlands Airport takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Getting to Amsterdam Airport

Getting to Amsterdam Airport is quite simple by any means of transport. You can very easily get a taxi there from elsewhere in the city and many taxi services will give you a discount for airport journeys.

You can get a train directly to the airport too, Schiphol Airport Station being directly underneath the main airport building.

There’s plenty of long and short-term parking available at the airport also, so if you want to drive there that’s another option.

It’s also an option to get a bus to the airport from elsewhere in Amsterdam, including the city centre. If you’re travelling from outside Amsterdam, then you can get a coach instead.

Transport Options from East Midlands Airport

There are many transport options available to you at East Midlands Airport that will give you access to all the surrounding cities, including Leicester and Nottingham.

If you to hire a car, then there are several companies based at the airport, offering vehicles of all types and sizes.

There are also taxis available throughout the day and night. Arrow Cars are the official partner of East Midlands Airport. Fares are fixed so you’ll know what you’ll need to pay before getting, always a bonus when getting a taxi in a city you’re unfamiliar with.

If you want to go by train, there are four stations nearby. You can get to any of them quite easily by taxi, shuttle or bus. Which is best to connect to will depend on which city you’re going to.

If you’re going to Nottingham, then you can use the Skylink bus service, which runs every 20 minutes throughout the day, seven days per week.  

Things to See & Do in East Midlands

Below are some of the best things to see and do while you’re in the East Midlands.

The Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is a hilltop park that contains adventure playgrounds, a pavilion film theatre, multimedia exhibitions and woodlands walks. The park covers a huge 60 acres so there’s plenty to explore here and it would be a perfect way to spend the day for families.

Nottingham Castle, Museum and Art Gallery

If you want to experience some culture while you’re in the East Midlands, then Nottingham Castle, Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to do it. The castle itself was built in the 17th century and houses some beautiful works of art.

Gulliver’s Kingdom

One of the more unique theme parks in the UK, Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath is a great place to visit if you have kids. It’s primarily aimed at kids 13 and under and has some great rides, attractions and experiences.

Rutland Water

Rutland Water Nature Reserve is home to some incredible wildlife, including badgers, water voles and many species of birds. There’s always plenty to do there as well, such as birdwatching events, badger watches and organised walks.

Best time of the year to visit East Midlands

Your best chance of experience dry, sunny days would be to visit the East Midlands during the summer from June to August. This is when the average temperatures are at their highest and there’s the least chance of rain.

From October onwards, the temperatures start to plummet quite a bit and as you’d expect, the major cities in the East Midlands don’t have nearly as much tourism around this time of the year. You can get some bargains however if you don’t mind going when it’s likely to be cold.