Overview of Amsterdam
If you seek a decidedly different city break, this picturesque Dutch destination is the perfect place to relax and best of all, it's extremely easy to navigate on foot. Schiphol International Airport is just a short bus or cab ride into the centre of town and upon your arrival expect to be greeted with the sight of 1,500 beautiful bridges and awe-inspiring architecture. Two wheeling is a way of life in Amsterdam, so forget the car and prepare to hop on a bike or see the city on foot - there are plenty of cycle lanes to ensure your ride around the city is a smooth as possible. From places of historical interest and galleries for a look at works by the old masters, there are plenty of cultural draws for those looking to broaden their horizons in this buzzing city. Amsterdam is also a great starting point for a trip to one of the other Dutch cities such as romantic Utrecht, Royal city by the sea - The Hague or Rotterdam with its futuristic architecture.
Attractions around Amsterdam
You don't have to go far to come across dazzling works of art – the Van Gogh Museum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Amsterdam, home to the world's largest collection of his world-famous post-impressionist paintings. Those interested in history should make a visit to Anne Frank house, where her original diary is on display. The Rijksmuseum (The National Museum) is one of the most popular exhibits in the city. The huge Neo-Gothic building displays a huge collection of 17th and 18th Century works of art by famous Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. It's also worth taking time to wander around the atmospheric lanes that line the canals, where you can see quaint houseboats bobbing on the Prinsengracht.
Travel to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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.