Historic canals, treasure-packed museums, laid-back bars and a quirky atmosphere – Amsterdam is a place everyone must visit at least once.


Approximate flight time: 1 hour 25 minutes (total distance 276 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: KLM, easyJet

Airports in Amsterdam: Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

Seasons: High = April - October; Low = November - March

Currency: Euro (€)

Departing from Birmingham Airport

Getting to Birmingham Airport is easy whatever mode of transport you use. If you’re travelling by public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport Railway station. A free Air-Rail Link from the station will take you to straight into the terminal.

If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the courtesy shuttle bus. Book a car parking space online in advance and save up to 70%.

Need currency for your trip abroad? Look no further – all you need to do is head to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge.  If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport. Travelex’s ATM machines are operational 24/7, ready for any time of flight offering both pounds and Euros, and accept most major cards.

Our single terminal has everything you would expect to find at an international airport. It’s fully equipped with all the facilities you need and plenty of places to shop, eat and relax once you pass through security.

If you’re feeling hungry, you’ll find a great selection of cafés, bars and restaurants for you to relax in and enjoy a tasty meal before you fly. Enjoy a sit-down meal at Giraffe or grab something to take on the plane from Pret a Manger or Wrapchic.  Wetherspoons has all your favourite beers.

We’ve also got a great selection of shops for you to browse, so you can get all your last minute essentials or treat yourself to something new. Find great savings at World Duty Free or browse Accessorize and Sunglass Hut for something new.

For extra comfort and relaxation, why not book into one of our airport lounges? Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views.

To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.

Average temperature in Amsterdam

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 4°C 7°C 8°C 12°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 21°C 18°C 14°C 9°C 6°C
Minimum 1°C 0°C 2°C 4°C 7°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 8°C 4°C 2°C

Arriving at Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol Airport is huge; it has one main terminal with six concourses. It doesn't really matter which one you land at, as they all end up at the huge arrivals area, Schiphol Plaza. From here, onward travel is super easy. The taxi rank, train station and bus stops are well signposted, so finding your way into the city is simple and stress-free.

The train is the quickest way to reach Amsterdam (15-20 minutes) and the station is located just underneath the airport. If you prefer taxis, you'll find plenty just outside the main entrance to arrivals and at train station level. 

Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.

 Amsterdam canal and bridge at night

Amsterdam canal and bridge at night

What to expect in Amsterdam

Explore this bustling city, with its Unesco-protected canal network dates back to the 17th century, with plenty of canal side cafes, arty boutique shops and bars to experience.

The array of museums and art galleries mean you won’t run out of things to do here but if you wanted to explore beyond Amsterdam, it’s stunning Tulip fields are the perfect ‘Instagram’ moment and one of the must-see attractions.

Culture in Amsterdam

Be sure to try local dishes such as raw herring, Gouda cheese and gooey Stroopwafels.

There’s plenty of live music, bars and restaurants to bring the evening to life.

Along with walking, cycling is one of the most popular ways to get around meaning it’s easy to see all you want to in one trip.

There are also free regular ferries for pedestrians, cyclists, and mopeds across the IJ River to Amsterdam-Noord every day – not to be missed and all for free!

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Bikes on the canal bridge in Amsterdam

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