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A Brief History
Any search for flights Sydney to Amsterdam that include the word ‘Holland’ can easily confuse travellers. It may put into question exactly what country Sydney to Amsterdam flights arrive in. Is it the Netherlands or Holland? The answer is… both. When Napoleon invaded the Netherlands in 1806, he declared the new kingdom ‘Holland’ and crowned his brother King four years later. The people rebelled and in 1813, the congress in Vienna voted to make the country of the Netherlands a monarchy. Since then, the only time the Dutch refer to ‘Holland’ is when speaking of the two provinces created out of the 1813 ruling. Amsterdam lies in Noord-Holland (North Holland) and all official government seats are housed in Zuid-Holland (South Holland). Sydney to Amsterdam flights arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is the main airport of the Netherlands. So, while Amsterdam is in the country of the Netherlands, it is also in the province of Noord Holland.
Travellers on Sydney to Amsterdam return flights find the city to be full of historically significant buildings, paintings, waterways, and culture. Museum Quarter is home to the famed Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. You’ll find plenty to do in the picturesque neighbourhood of Jordaan when you book cheap flights Sydney to Amsterdam. Enjoy an enchanting canal ride or grab a bite to eat and a Heineken in a quaint local pub. Head to the stalls at Noordermarkt square market to pick up a few bits of jewellery, clothes, or antiques. Window shop near the Antiques Centre Amsterdam to see vintage ceramics and paintings. You can also find the Houseboat Museum and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum in the Jordaan area. When researching Sydney to Amsterdam flights, information about the small Dutch villages of Zaanse Schans, Marken, and Volendam may pop up. In Zaanse Schans, you can see and explore well-preserved windmills. Visit Marken or Volendam to see a shoe cobbler create iconic clogs or a dairy farmer give a demonstration. De Pijp is known to be the most vibrant districts in Amsterdam. The ‘Pijp’ is home to Europe’s largest outdoor market, Albert Cuyp. You can find just about anything in the stalls of the market including clothing, cosmetics, tapestries, and local foods. Get the most out of your tickets to Amsterdam from Sydney in the De Pijip District with a tour of the former Heineken brewery.
Top Experiences for Visitors
Sydney to Amsterdam flights will bring you to the cultural capital of the Netherlands. The city is home to picturesque canals, famed art museums, and historical elements dating back to the 17th century. Planning holidays and flights Sydney to Amsterdam can include an array of activities to suit any traveller and budget. The world-renowned Rijksmuseum Museum is home to more than 8,000 artefacts and exhibits, as well as the largest collection of Rembrandt masterpieces. Visitors can stroll through the galleries displaying works from artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, and Frans Hals. Find cheap flights to Amsterdam from Sydney and arrange a tour of the Dutch countryside to see the small towns of Zaanse Schans, Marken, and Volendam. No matter your reason for visiting, flights Sydney to Amsterdam should also include a 75-minute canal cruise in the Jordaan neighbourhood. Sit comfortably as you pass beautiful bridges, canal houses, and churches along the water. The Anne Frank House is a favourite among travellers on Sydney to Amsterdam flights. It’s best to purchase tickets two months in advance to ensure your spot in the queue.
Public Transport and How to Get Around Amsterdam
Saving money on cheap flights to Amsterdam from Sydney isn’t the only thing you can get on the cheap in the Netherlands. Bicycles are the best way to get around town and average hire rates start at €8 EUR ($13 AUD) per day. If you’re staying in Amsterdam for a few weeks, you may want to consider purchasing a used bike for about €80 EUR ($127 AUD). Before hopping on a bike, be sure to familiarise yourself with the rules of the road and always lock up your bike. Travellers purchasing Sydney to Amsterdam return flights can save money and discover hidden gems by exploring the city on foot. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of the colourful city on an afternoon stroll or romantic sunset walk. If you prefer motorised transportation, the tram, metro, and ferry system can get you anywhere in Amsterdam and surrounding districts. The ‘OV chip card’ is the only way to use all public transportation options in the city and are great for any budget. A single ride card will cost €3 EUR ($4.80 AUD) but a seven-day pass only costs €30 EUR ($47.80 AUD). Chip cards can be used for tram rides around town or on the metro for longer distances such as to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).