Amsterdam has long been a mecca for young travellers looking for excitement, but it has a lot more to offer. The capital city of Holland is also the largest city in the country, and its cobbled streets and many canals provide some great charm. All the more reason to book a flight from Aberdeen to Amsterdam is the availability of direct flights coupled with low costs. The short flight time between the cities of Aberdeen and Amsterdam is a further factor encouraging many to book flights to Amsterdam: passengers can expect to arrive in their destination after only 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Being a northern European city Amsterdam does have a cold winter, but temperatures never usually go below -5c, so travellers shouldn't expect a massive difference to the climate in Aberdeen. From spring to autumn the temperatures are usually quite mild, although they rise from June to August. The city has many museums, but two of the most popular are the Van Gough Museum and the Anne Frank House. There are many festivals throughout the year, along with the popular Kings Day in late April. There are plenty of coffee shops, top class restaurants and nightclubs to visit.
Amsterdam is well known for its many cycle lanes. Bikes can be hired all over the city and it is often easier to cycle than drive in most places. The tram system is also an attraction. The currency in Holland is the Euro, and prices are no more expensive than any UK city. All major credit cards are widely accepted around the city. The time in Amsterdam is 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The quickest way from Schiphol airport to the city centre is by using public transport, which is cheap and quick. The Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 197) departs every 15 minutes and takes you to the city centre. The train goes to Central Station and takes roughly 15 minutes. There are hotel shuttle buses that take you to many of the hotels throughout the city or you can get a taxi. There are usually plenty outside the airport. The city has an extensive tram system that can take you to many parts of the city from the centre. Like any city, Amsterdam has many fine hotels, but because of the young travellers there are many cheaper forms of accommodation, like hostels and guest houses, around the city and on the outskirts where they will be considerably cheaper.