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Flights to Amsterdam from which airports in the UK

The Dutch and British capitals are well linked by numerous international flights, with regular departures to Amsterdam from London City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports.

For those not wanting to endure the queues in the capital, there are also cheap flights from every corner of the UK, including from Bristol, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Exeter, Humberside, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.

From Scotland, it's possible to hop over to Amsterdam from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow International, while there are also cheap flights from Wales.

Only Belfast International boasts flights to Amsterdam from Northern Ireland.

Airlines which fly from UK to Amsterdam

The short-haul arm of the Dutch national airline, KLM Cityhopper operates the most services between the UK and Amsterdam, touching down in Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Humberside, Leeds-Bradford and Glasgow International, while KLM itself flies to Aberdeen, Birmingham, Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle.

In comparison, British counterpart BA flies from just Gatwick and Heathrow, while also operating a CityFlyer service out of London City Airport.

Low-cost airline easyJet flies to Amsterdam from Belfast International, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton and Luton Stansted, with rivals bmibaby operating from Birmingham, Cardiff and East Midlands and Flybe from Exeter and Southampton.

Also flying to the Dutch capital are Aer Lingus – from Belfast International – and – from Leeds-Bradford Airport.

Where is Amsterdam in Holland?

The picturesque canal-filled city of Amsterdam is located in the west of the Netherlands and serves as the country's financial and cultural capital. Schipol Airport is just ten miles out of the buzzing city centre, while the extensive rail network means a number of other cities across the country and the rest of Western Europe can be easily reached from Amsterdam.

Where would you have to fly over?

Amsterdam is arguably the easiest Continental capital to reach from the UK, due to the large volume of cheap flights and short flight time. While there is no need to stop over on the way, many passengers chose to use Amsterdam as a jumping off point for long-haul international flights, and thereby benefit from the fact the airport is just a few minutes away from the centre, allowing them to stay in a hotels right on the stunning canals rather than one near to a busy runway.

A couple of areas of interest in Amsterdam

More than four million tourists a year flock to Amsterdam, making it one of the most popular European cities, and it is not hard to see why. Lining its historic canals are a number of leading museums, including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House, while visitors are also free to hire a bike and explore the beautiful side streets. At night, Amsterdam's reputation as a party city is well deserved and over the past couple of years it has cleaned up its image, making it an ideal destination for a family holiday or romantic break.


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