When exploring Amsterdam by canal, there are a range options to choose from including the Canal Bus; a hop-on, hop-off 24 hours boat that services the major sights such as Anne Frank's house and the Rijksmuseum, or a more romantic 'Lovers Canal Cruise'. An Amsterdam Jewel Cruise offers dinner on a deluxe classic boat at a private table. At just under three hours, it's a great choice if you want a more intimate viewing of Amsterdam by night. If you'd prefer to stretch your legs, cruise the canals on your own by hiring a pedal boat.
For a truly unforgettable accommodation option in Amsterdam, consider renting right on the water. With various-sized rooms available and convenient locations close to the major sights and public transportation, a houseboat is hard to beat. Find one that suits your purposes: children especially will love the novelty of sleeping on water!
Wake up amidst the tranquility of the canal and feed the swans, ducks and other birds that gather at your window in the mornings.
Amsterdam Airport (AMS)
Flights from Australia to Amsterdam will disembark at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands and the fifth largest airport in Europe. Schiphol has only one terminal and is a major hub for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Book your Amsterdam Airport accommodation
Getting to Amsterdam
There are many airlines that offer flights to Amsterdam from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai take between 24 and 29 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore take between 24 and 31 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Dubai take between 22 and 25 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore take between 21 and 22 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Amsterdam
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Amsterdam from Australia include:
For more information on Amsterdam holidays check out our Amsterdam travel guide.
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