Getting from London to Amsterdam is easy and, like going from London to Paris, it’s one of the most popular trips from London. You can even go for the day, if that’s all you can manage. Plenty of business people fly to Amsterdam for the day for meetings, so why shouldn't you? We love Amsterdam. In fact we went there specially to look for a diamond engagement ring, and we go there whenever we can.
Ideally you would want to spend at least 2-3 nights in Amsterdam, to enjoy some of its impressive museums, the Anne Frank House, the diamond shops, perhaps the red light district – or even just relax and wander round, as Amsterdam is one of the most relaxing cities in Europe.
Planning a London-Amsterdam Trip
There are two simple things to decide. The first is how long do you want to spend in Amsterdam, and the second is to choose how you’ll get there. You could easily spend several days in Amsterdam and not run out of things to enjoy, so just spare as much time for the city as you can. By far the most popular way to get to Amsterdam from London is by flying. There are plenty of cheap flight options, and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has good, quick train links into the city centre.
A Day Trip from London to Amsterdam
Can you make a day trip to Amsterdam from London? Yes, you can, and flying is the only option. A day is obviously nowhere near long enough to enjoy the city fully, but if it is all the time you’ve got, and you really do want to see Amsterdam, then go for it. Take an early flight, return in the evening, and you’ll get several hours in the city.
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