Manchester to Amsterdam

With bobbing houseboats on picturesque canals, world-class museums, laid-back bars, candlelit cafés, delightful restaurants, quirky festivals and colourful nightlife, there's never a shortage of things to discover in Amsterdam. Whether your flight from Manchester to Amsterdam is for business or leisure, this incredible city has so much to offer. One thing is for sure – your first visit to Amsterdam won’t be your last.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam (AMS), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey take a look at the Amsterdam to Manchester page.

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Amsterdam is easy, as the airport is well situated with excellent transport links and ample parking. Visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page for full details.

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Manchester Airport


Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links from the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

Before your flight from Manchester to Amsterdam, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Arrivals (AMS)

At a glance:

  • 11 miles from city centre
    25 minutes' drive to city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Amsterdam Airport Express buses run to/from the airport.
    Trains depart from Schiphol train station, located directly underneath the airport.
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Cafés and restaurants
    In Arrivals area
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
    In Arrivals area
  • Shopping in Arrivals
    Fashion, accessories, electrical, health & beauty, post office and pharmacy.

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Amsterdam page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Amsterdam

One of Europe's most intriguing and beautiful cities, Amsterdam isn't a city you visit - it's one that you experience. Whether you only have a couple of hours to spare during your business trip to Amsterdam, or a leisurely weekend to fill, below are our tips on the best things to do in Amsterdam, where to eat and drink, and where to stay.

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Hotels in Amsterdam

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Amsterdam. From those on a budget, to business travellers and the most demanding luxury-lovers, Amsterdam has accommodation to suit everyone.

Things to see in Amsterdam

Few cities brilliantly blend the antique with the modern quite like Amsterdam. From rows of historic canal-side houses to state-of-the-art floating buildings, Amsterdam’s diversity is fascinating. If you’re travelling on business, there are plenty of ways to fill your downtime, from checking out the inspiring array of museums and galleries, to stopping for coffee at one of the city’s many arty cafés.

Flybe recommends…

Museumplein
The cultural beating heart of the city and home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, this leafy 19th century district is an art lover’s paradise.

Bikes
The best way to see the city is to do as the locals do, and hop on two wheels. Bike rental shops are everywhere, so get kitted up and you’ll be blending in with the Amsterdammers in no time.

Canal cruise
If a bike isn’t your thing, how about a boat? A canal cruise is an excellent introduction to the city’s many sights. Amsterdam’s canals, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were created over centuries and continue to define the city’s landscape.

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Bars and restaurants in Amsterdam

Part of the fun of visiting a new city is sampling the food and Amsterdam has some delicious local delicacies worth seeking out. Amsterdammers are friendly folk and you’ll find a warm welcome wherever you go. From the historic brown cafés to the smartest fine dining restaurants, it’s impossible not to feel the gezelligheid – a Dutch word that roughly translates as 'cosiness'. It’s easier to experience than explain, but you’ll know it when you feel it!

Flybe recommends…

Brown cafés
For a taste of authentic Amsterdam bar culture, head to one of the city’s many brown cafés; so named because of their cosy wooden décor. Here you’ll find good Dutch beer and a warm welcome in historic surroundings.

HPS (Hiding in Plain Sight)
For something a little more chic, this spectacular cocktail bar is a speakeasy with a nod to the 1920s. Here you can sip expertly crafted cocktails in sultry surroundings.

The Pancake Bakery
An Amsterdam institution in the city centre. Stop here for breakfast and choose from over 100 sweet and savoury pancakes, then gleefully help yourself to syrup from generously sized pots on the tables.

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Getting more from your trip to Amsterdam

Whether you’re seeing the sights or going from one meeting to another, make sure you schedule some extra time to take in all the delights Amsterdam has to offer.

Flybe recommends…

Shopping in Amsterdam

  • Take a free guided tour at Coster Diamonds to see the craftsmen at work. And then perhaps spoil yourself or a loved one in the showroom at the end!
  • Find affordable, handmade fashion at Young Designers United (YDU) where they celebrate the work of up-and-coming Dutch designers.
  • Wander through the city’s many speciality markets. Whether you’re looking for Dutch souvenirs, local produce, flowers, art or textiles, there’s something for everyone.

Nightlife in Amsterdam

  • Sample authentic Dutch food with modern flair at Restaurant Greetje near Nieuwmarkt.
  • Take a cocktail making workshop – or simply sample the menu – at Vesper Bar in the trendy Jordaan district
  • Check out the live music line-up at Melkweg, one of the city’s cultural hotspots, boasting two concert halls, a theatre, cinema, café, and a photography gallery.

Beyond Amsterdam

  • Follow in the footsteps of famous Dutch artists and explore the green oasis that is the Amstel river countryside, right on Amsterdam’s doorstep.
  • For the authentic Dutch experience, head to Zaanse Schans to see riverside windmills, and traditional clog and cheese making in action.
  • Just a 50 minute train ride from Amsterdam is Rotterdam, home to world-class museums, cutting-edge architecture and an abundance of gastronomic delights.

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Doing business in Amsterdam

As well as being quick and easy to access on flights from Manchester, Amsterdam is an ideal conference destination owing to the small scale of the city and the wide range of available resources.

Flybe recommends…

I amsterdam Business Marketing & Conventions
Your one-stop-shop for event planning in Amsterdam.

  • Venue location service
  • Organisation of site visits
  • Production of bid documentation
  • Conference marketing support
  • Local expertise and industry knowledge

Beurs van Berlage
Conference and meeting facilities.

  • City centre location; 15 minutes by train to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  • Public transport links
  • Meeting rooms for groups of up to 850
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • Event management services
  • WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual services
  • In-house catering
  • Car parking

Heineken Experience
Conference and meeting facilities.

  • City centre location; 20 minutes drive to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  • Public transport links
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Capacity up to 850
  • WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual services
  • In-house catering
  • Public car parking nearby.