Flight frequency: Daily
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Holland lives and breathes art, from Old Masters, to Modern Masterminds and innovative designs, art is at the very heart of the country. With daily flights from main regional airports, including London, East Midlands and Scotland, Holland is easily accessible. Book your flights today to experience the diverse atmosphere of Holland and be welcomed by its friendly people. Throughout the year there are many things to see and do in Holland, making it the perfect year-round destination for a city break.
Holland was home to some of the most exquisite artists, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh, each has left a visible trace that that can be explored in many cities. Not to miss when on the hunt for the Old Dutch Masters is Amsterdam, with its famous Museum Square that is home to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. The capital city is a cultural and historical hotspot that has plenty to offer its visitors. However, if it is a quieter city break that you are after The Hague is the place to be! Internationally known as the city of peace and justice, or the city by the sea, The Hague is only a short journey away from the capital. With its royal allure and prestigious buildings that house impressive art collections, like the Mauritshuis, The Hague is a must-see destination.
A country of many icons, Holland is the perfect example of a modern society that cherishes its traditions. Rotterdam demonstrates this contrast particularly well; the innovative city is a source of all things design but is only a stone’s throw away from the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk. The nineteen iconic windmills of Kinderdijk have been an essential part of a large water management system to prevent floods. Another famous Dutch icon is the Gouda cheese, named after the small city of Gouda where the cheese was first made. Today, nearly 60% of all Dutch cheese is produced in the region surrounding Gouda. With Rotterdam and The Hague at half an hour distance, this makes the perfect day trip for cheese connoisseurs.
The contrast between old and new is not only visible in Rotterdam, although it is a great place to start your journey. Dutch Design has made its way onto the international radar, from innovative architecture to fashion and art. For stunning futuristic architecture head to the Markhal in Rotterdam, and grab something to eat while doing so! The vibrant colours and the structure of the building make for a perfect year-round indoor meeting point. A bit further down south is the Dutch Design District with Eindhoven at its heart. Explore the many design studios and follow the traces of De Stijl Movement, inspired by the famous Mondrian. In 2017, Holland celebrates 100 years of De Stijl. Don’t miss out on the many events and celebrations taking place this year!
Dutch cuisine includes more than just cheese and stroopwafels, although those are both indeed very delicious. The vicinity of the North Sea coast is the gateway to fresh fish, head to fishing towns like Scheveningen or Volendam and taste the salty flavours. Or head to the stunning Gelderland region, surrounded by picturesque nature of De Veluwe. Here, you will be treated to local produce, wild meat and many Michelin-starred restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol serves not only the city of Amsterdam itself, but also the nearby cities of Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague.
IATA code: AMS
Name: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Address: Luchthaven Schiphol, Postbus 7501, 1118 ZG Schiphol, Nederland.
If you're flying from Amsterdam and wish to bring your own car, there are parking facilities at the airport. Some of the car parks are within walking distance of the terminal, the rest are served by a free shuttle bus.
The railway station is situated directly below the airport and you can grab a free baggage trolley to take your luggage to the train. Trains operate 24 hours a day and leave Schiphol for Amsterdam every hour throughout the night, with a more regular service throughout the day. The station also offers direct trains to other Dutch cities and European countries. A bus service is also available, connecting the airport to Amsterdam and other towns in the region.
Taxis between Amsterdam from Schiphol International Airport are also available from outside the airport. A taxi can be book in advance - for more information, check the airport's website.
A number of car hire companies have offices at the airport and there is no need to book in advance. However, if you do make arrangements prior to travel, you may save money.