Icelandair’s flights to Amsterdam take you to a place that will exceed your expectations of wooden shoes and dikes. The city easily combines the ancient with the modern, with charming buildings that seem to bow to greet you, and the sound of bicycle bells replaces honking car horns.
Amsterdam, a city of Diamonds
It’s easy to explore Amsterdam on foot – no wooden shoes required – by bicycle or by boat, as the numerous canals provide not only a delightful backdrop but also a captivating way to see the sights. Or try one of the newest ways to get around – in-line skating! Colorful flower markets beckon locals and tourists alike to discover the perfect bulbs to take home for the garden. Shopping is a pleasure, from its renowned diamonds to antiques, books, Delft pottery and haute couture. Since you’ll save on our cheap flights to Amsterdam, you may even want to splurge and buy some authentic wooden clogs.
Amsterdam beautifully depicts cosmopolitan Europe as well as the charm of a small village. Entertainment is abundant, with theatres and symphony halls presenting works from around the globe and a profusion of night clubs of every description. Packed with galleries and museums, the city is a treasure trove of culture. Don’t miss the poignant Anne Frank House or the great Masters in the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
You´re expecting windmills?
You won’t be disappointed! Dutch windmills have been used in Holland for more than five centuries, providing not only a source of power but also as a method to remove water from the land. The country is so low that its people live on the bottom of lakes, so the development of various types of windmills was imperative to their survival. But windmills are not the only imposing structures dotting the landscape. More than 300 castles and castle hotels survive to bring out the romance in all of us.
While in Holland, you might wish to visit The Hague, the official seat of the country’s Royal Family and Government. The Peace Palace, constructed between 1907 and 1913, houses the International Court of Justice, better known as the World Court, to which every nation in the world has contributed.
Of course, a springtime visit is perfect for flower lovers, as fields of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths create a kaleidoscopic feast for the eyes. Amsterdam is not only Icelandair’s gateway to Holland but also the start of many colorful memories.
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- Icelandair’s flights to Amsterdam arrive at the Schiphol Airport, 9 miles southwest of Amsterdam.