The Netherlands is a fascinating place for you to visit. This small nation has been almost entirely reclaimed from the ocean and spectacular dykes hold the sea back from lovely tulip-filled meadows and exciting modern cities.
Finnair serves Amsterdam (AMS), which is the perfect launching point for your exploration of the country. Book your flights to the Netherlands with us and dip into this fascinating country.
Destinations in the Netherlands served by Finnair
Amsterdam is a world-famous destination that offers culture of all varieties.
Explore the architectural delights of the 13th-century old city with Dam Square in the centre, surrounded by the Royal Palace and the New Church. There are top-class museums such as the Allard Pierson Museum and the Amsterdam Dungeon. The nightlife is internationally famous and there’s a mind-melting choice of different places, with all kinds of food, drink and music to suit your tastes. And, of course, there’s the hedonism of the red-light district which operates legally and smoothly as a testament to Dutch practicality and open-mindedness. Amsterdam is perhaps the most cycle-friendly city in the world. You’ll discover that cycling over canal bridges and stopping for coffees and pastries in the local cafes is a marvellous way to explore the city and absorb its atmosphere.
Typical food and drink in the Netherlands
Dutch food isn’t widely recognised outside the country, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some delicious local specialities to sample on your visit. In particular, you should sample some of the sweets and pastries on offer such as Limburgse vlaai, chilled sweet pies, and poffertjes, delicate buttered and sugared pancakes.
Practical information about the Netherlands
- Currency – Euro (€)
- Time Zones – UTC+01:00
- Tipping – Tipping is not compulsory or expected but is greatly appreciated.
- Electricity – 230 volts or 50 Hz.
- Country Code – +31