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Amsterdam is one of Europe's most dynamic, and fascinating, cities. Perenially popular with tourists, it is a destination made up of winding canals, picturebook-perfect bridges, lush public parks and ample things to do no matter what time of year you visit. You might be travelling to Amsterdam to witness the flowering of tulips in fields nearby, to indulge in local Gouda cheese, or to take a step back into the city's compelling history.
Book your cheap flights from Brisbane to Amsterdam with Webjet, and brush up on your know-how about the Dutch capital with these helpful travel tips.
The best time to visit Amsterdam
Much like other parts of Europe, Amsterdam's peak season is summer, from June to August. Tourists flood into the city during this time to soak up the sunny weather, so expect higher hotel prices, longer queues and more foot traffic around the streets. Tulip season kicks off from mid March to early May and is another of Amsterdam's busiest times. Book your cheap airfares to Amsterdam and your hotel accommodation in advance if you're planning on travelling to Amsterdam to see these blooms. Another period to note is King's Day, celebrated on 27 April.
Departing from Brisbane
Flights from Brisbane Airport (BNE) arrive at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS). It takes a little less than a day to get there and flights are available on a number of airlines, lsuch as SWISS Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and more.
Getting to Brisbane Airport
The Brisbane Airport is 20 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD by Airtrain, which runs every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak. A one-way ticket costs $15 AUD. The airport can also be reached by city bus. Route 590 runs to the airport. Single paper tickets start at $4.70 AUD. Taxi fares from Brisbane City run upwards of $45 AUD and there is a $3.90 AUD toll added to taxi and ride shares fares.
Parking at Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport offers several parking options, from long-term budget lots to valet parking. Most lots can be paid upon arrival but travellers will save by booking online ahead of time.
Where to Park at Brisbane Airport
There are extensive parking options for travellers departing on cheap flights to Amsterdam from Brisbane:
- ParkLong: There are ParkLong options within a short walk to both the Domestic and International Terminals. The rate for seven days is $155.
- ParkPremium: This is the closest self-parking option to the Domestic Terminal. The rate for seven days is $200.
- ParkValet: There are ParkValet options within a short walk to both the Domestic and International Terminals. The rate for seven days is $185.
- AIRPARK Everyday: This budget long-term parking option is close to both terminals with complimentary shuttle bus service. The rate for seven days is $99.
- AIRPARK Undercover: This lot offers the features of AIRPARK Everyday but with covered protection. Parking in this lot must be booked in advance. Rates can be calculated online.
Arriving in Amsterdam
All passangers touching down in Amsterdam from Brisbane will land at Schiphol Airport (AMS). This is the only international airport in the Netherlands and is also sometimes referred to as simply Amsterdam Airport.
How to Get from Schiphol Airport to Your Amsterdam Hotel or Accommodation
Much like travelling from any other airport in the world, the time it takes to journey from AMS to Amsterdam's city centre depends on traffic. In good conditions, this transit trip can take just 15 to 20 minutes' drive. Find taxis outside the Arrivals entrance, or at the train station level. The airport is also linked with a train service, and this journey to Amsterdam Centraal Station also takes about 20 minutes. The train fare is 5.40€ ($9 AUD), with trains departing every 10 to 15 minutes from 6am until 1am.
Things to do in Amsterdam
One of the best ways to get around Amsterdam is taking your cues from locals and getting onto a bike. Amsterdam is an exceptionally bike-friendly city, so much so that cyclists often have right of way in traffic. There are plenty of places to hire a bike around Amsterdam, and some companies also offer tours of the city and surrounding areas. Travellers who prefer two feet to two wheels will also find that it's easy to get around Amsterdam on foot. In fact, walking around the winding streets and along the canals is one of the true pleasures of visiting this city - something to look forward to when you book cheap flights to Amsterdam. There are also plenty of museums to discover, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt House Museum. Visit the Anne Frank House (get there early to avoid a massive queue) to see where its namesake resident hid with her family in the 1940s.