Cheap flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam

Birmingham is an international airport in the Midlands. It has flights to and from UK, European destinations such as flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam and international destinations which include Dubai, New York and Egypt. It is Britain’s 7th busiest airport and there are plans in place to expand their facilities to make way for more passengers in the future.

Birmingham International Airport Facilities

Birmingham International Airport isn’t as large as Manchester, Heathrow or Gatwick, but it still has enough facilities to ensure that you have a smooth journey.

If you need to stay overnight you have a choice of three on-site airports and another three close-by.

Passengers arriving by car can park in one of six car parks which are at various distances from the airport terminal. Inside the airport you can spend time browsing the shops. You’ll find many retail outlets as well as bars and restaurants.

Other facilities include the multi-faith prayer room and for parents, there’s a children’s play area by departure gate 55. For those of you who want to relax away from the crowds you can book one of the four private lounges available.

Flight Time from Birmingham to Amsterdam

The flight from Birmingham to Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam takes just one hour and ten minutes.


Getting to Birmingham International Airport

It’s easy to get to Birmingham International Airport either by road or rail.

The airport is accessed along the M42 or the M6 wherever you’re coming from. You’ll then see directions the airport from the motorway or you’ll need to follow the A45 if you’re travelling from Northampton or Coventry or from the North.

National Express and Megabus both travel to Birmingham International Airport from various parts of the country. There are also three local bus services. Two of which stop at the airport and the other will take you to Birmingham rail station. From there you can catch the monorail.

The monorail runs from Birmingham’s international railway station in Solihull. There are direct trains to the station from some UK stations. Otherwise you can travel to Birmingham New Street and  catch a train from there. The monorail is a free service. The journey takes about two minutes.

Travelling to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

The city centre is about 20-minutes’ drive from the airport. Take the A4 motorway towards Amsterdam and then take the A10 which circles the city. Depending on your destination you’ll need to leave the A10 for one of the turnoffs which run from S101 to S118.

If you want a taxi you’ll find them outside arrivals. Or you can catch the train into Amsterdam Central Station directly from the airport into the city. Trains run frequently throughout the day. The journey takes around 20 minutes.

There are bus stops outside the airport terminus. Buses will take you into the city centre in around 35 minutes.

On your return journey take the bus or train from the city centre. Or if you’re in a car head towards the A10 and then onto the A4. The airport is well signposted.


Things To See & Do in Amsterdam

Visit the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is one of the most important in the Netherlands. It houses a vast number of paintings by Dutch artists from the 12th century to the present day. Its most famous piece is Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. You can also see paintings by Vermeer, Frans Hals and Steen.

Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo is the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands. It’s located in the centre of Amsterdam. As well as being able to see the zoo’s animals you can also visit the Aquarium and the Planetarium. Artis is set in a beautiful countryside settings where you can enjoy some time away from city life.

Vondelpark

Vondelpark is set in 120 acres of countryside. From May until September the open air theatre plays host to many regular musical and theatrical performances. It’s the perfect place to stroll by the waterside and admire the colourful tulips in the grounds. There are restaurants and bars and playgrounds for the children.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House is a museum dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank and the persecution of Jews during World War II. You can take a free audio guided tour around the museum which tells you about the Jewish people in hiding and the Dutch people who helped them.


The Best Time to Visit Amsterdam

The best time to visit Amsterdam is in April or May during the tulip season. Otherwise in September, October and November when the autumn leaves begin to fall and there are less tourists.

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