London to Amsterdam

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.

How the locals get around in Amsterdam

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. 

Flights from London to Amsterdam
See our Flights from London to Amsterdam page.

London to Amsterdam by Train and Ferry
See our London to Amsterdam by Train and Ferry page.

London to Amsterdam by Coach
See our London to Amsterdam by Coach page, and also our Cheap Coaches London-Paris-Amsterdam page.

AMSTERDAM AND BEYOND TRAVEL GUIDE

If you're planning a visit to Amsterdam, take a look at our 2016 ebook guide to Amsterdam, with Rotterdam and The Hague for day trips. It's packed with colour photos, and has interactive maps of the attractions in all three cities.

You can read all about it on our Amsterdam Travel Guide page.

You can find it in the Amazon USA store, the Amazon UK store, and other Amazon stores worldwide.


How Cool is Holland?
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WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The correct name for the country in which Amsterdam is situated is the Netherlands. Although people often call it Holland, some Dutch people don't like this usage. The Netherlands is made up of 12 provinces altogether, of which two are North Holland and South Holland. Amsterdam is in North Holland.







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If you're planning a visit to Amsterdam, take a look at our 2016 ebook guide to Amsterdam, with Rotterdam and The Hague for day trips. 

You can read all about it on our Amsterdam Travel Guide page.

You can find it in the Amazon USA store, the Amazon UK store, and other Amazon stores worldwide.

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