Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the busiest airport in the Netherlands and the fourth busiest airport in Europe. More than 100 carriers fly from Schiphol, offering non-stop flights to 301 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and South America. The airport serves as a hub for Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Martinair, Transavia.com and Vueling.
From Amsterdam, the most popular European destinations are London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Copenhagen. The most popular North American destinations are Detroit, New York, Atlanta and Minneapolis. The most popular Asian destinations are Dubai, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The most popular African destinations is Nairobi.
Several budget airlines fly from Schiphol, including EasyJet, Flybe, Germanwings, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Transavia.com and Vueling. However, travelers searching for inexpensive flights may also want to consider other area airports, including Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), which is also served by Transavia.com, and Eindhoven Airport (EIN), which is served by low-cost carriers Ryanair, Transavia.com and Wizz Air. Among the destinations for which cheap fares may be available: Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, London, Marrakech, Palma de Mallorca, Prague and Rome.
With a flying time of just 2 hours, 20 minutes, Barcelona is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Amsterdam travelers. Three airlines fly to Barcelona non-stop from AMS, including KLM, Transavia.com and Vueling. Additionally, Transavia.com flies also non-stop from Rotterdam and Eindhoven.
When planning your Barcelona vacation, know that August is the peak of the tourism season, but many shops and restaurants close in the mid-August so their owners can take a holiday. However, the city can be a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year.
Barcelona is considered one of the world’s top beach cities, and beach weather lasts from mid-March to mid-November.
While there, be sure not to miss some of the city’s most famous attractions, including La Rambla, La Plaça de Catalunya and La Sagrada Familia.