The main airport of Netherlands, Amsterdam Schipol Airport ( AMS ) or Amstersdam Airport Schipol as it is known officially in English, is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, just 20 minutes away from the main city of Amsterdam. It ranks third in the world for largest international passenger traffic. Flights operating from Amsterdam Schipol Airport connect Amsterdam to over 260 destinations across 91 countries. Amsterdam Schipol Airport is also one of the four airports in the world to receive a rating of four stars in Skytrax's grading system. The Amsterdam Schipol Airport is connected to Amsterdam as well as other cities including Utrecht and The Hague by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen train system which has a major station directly under the passenger terminal. Buses also connect Amsterdam Schipol Airport to the main city and other destinations.
If you are on the land where you find sumptuous canal houses and alluring gabled facades, then you are surely in the beautiful city called 'Amsterdam'. The city is also known as the Venice of the North and has a great history in its lap. Being the capital of Netherlands, the city offers you everything which can make your holidays more memorable. Amsterdammers (people residing in Amsterdam) who are famous for their liberalism love to speak in English. The city got its name from Amstelredamme and during the Dutch Golden Age, the city became one of the prominent ports in the globe. It was during the 17th century, when the city had developed the famous canal district. At present, The Canal Ring has got the crown of world heritage site. Anne Frank House is one of the most famous monuments here.
There are numerous good tourist sites which a number of travellers from different parts of the world come to praise and admire. Due to its many museums, Amsterdam is also called as ‘the city of museums’. The most visited places in Amsterdam are Oude Kerk, Dam square, Begijnhof, Amsterdam's canals, Magere Brug, Red Light District, Artis ZOO, Vondelpark, Hortus Botanicus- the Botanical Garden and many more. Though the city welcomes you all through the months, but still the perfect time to visit here is October to March.
Due to its warm Dutch hospitality and zealous nature of the people, Amsterdam was counted as 13th globally on quality of living by Mercer. The nightlife of the city is the real fun. People love to hang-around and dancing with each-other in the clubs and pups. The lip-smacking food is the specialty of this amazing city.
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