Flights to Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)

Explore the city where bicycles almost outnumber people and canals are the best way to take in the sights. Made up of 90 islands joined by 1,200 bridges, the winding narrow passageways, cobblestone streets and 17th century homes spread along the canals set the scene in this waterway city. 

Netherlands Entry Requirements

What to Expect

Customers traveling to or connecting through the Netherlands must meet one of two negative test requirement options prior to travel:

For passengers with the Netherlands as their final destination:

Option 1: Proof of a rapid antigen or molecular test within 24 hours of boarding the flight from the first departure point on the flight itinerary to the Netherlands and proof of a negative NAAT test taken within 72 hours of arrival*. 

NAAT test types include but are not limited to: mPOCT, NAAT, RT-PCR, LAMP, or TMA. Customers must have completed and printed a negative test declaration form, to present prior to boarding. In Atlanta airport, we have onsite rapid testing to help satisfy the 24 hour pre-departure test requirement. 

  • Atlanta Airport Rapid Testing Location: Near gate E14, please arrive early to the airport to participate, customers should proceed directly to the testing facility if connecting in Atlanta

Option 2: Proof a negative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) within 24 hours of boarding the flight from the first departure point on the flight itinerary to the Netherlands *.

Customers must present a certificate that indicates the test taken was an NAAT test type, including but not limited to: mPOCT, NAAT, RT-PCR, LAMP, or TMA. Please refer to the Dutch government website on COVID-19 testing for more information.

For passengers with a final destination outside the Netherlands:

The negative test result requirement may be satisfied with a single negative NAAT test taken at most 72 hours prior to departure. 

Customers must present a certificate that indicates the test taken was an NAAT test type, including but not limited to: mPOCT, NAAT, RT-PCR, LAMP, or TMA. Please refer to the Dutch government website on COVID-19 testing for more information, opens in a new window.

If a customer has tested positive for COVID in the past, they may be exempt from all negative test requirements if they are able to produce ALL of the following documents and present for verification at the airport of origination:

  • Positive NAAT test from no less than 2 weeks prior to departure and no more than 8 weeks prior to departure
  • Positive NAAT test no more than 72 hours prior to departure
  • Doctor’s note that the customer is recovered and fit for travel


In addition, the following people do not need a 72 hour negative PCR test result, rapid test result or test declaration.

  • Children younger than 13
  • People arriving from countries on the EU list of safe countries, opens in a new window
  • Cross-border commuters, students and school children
  • Holders of a diplomatic identity card issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Holders of non-Dutch diplomatic passports
  • Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports, if they are travelling in the exercise of their work or whose physical presence is required for work
  • Heads of state and members of foreign governments
  • Air passengers whose flight does not have the Netherlands as its final destination but which must divert to the Netherlands due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Travelers in possession of a NATO travel order or a NATO-2 visa (this includes the U.S. Military traveling on orders).

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Located 9 miles southwest of the center of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Airport Schipol serves as a major international hub connecting many regional European airports with international destinations. Over 100 airlines serve as carriers at this airport and high passenger traffic led to the airport’s continued growth.

Organized in a unique ‘one-terminal’ concept, the entire airport sits under one roof divided into departure halls and concourses called piers. Departure hall 1 houses piers B and C, departure hall 2 houses piers D and E, departure hall 3 offers piers F, G, H and M. If you stop in, the Rijksmuseum operates an annex in the airport with a small collection of classical and contemporary art.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

  • The train to the city sits directly below the airport in Schipol Station, where you can purchase a single ticket or reloadable ‘OV-chipkaart’
  • Taxis and some shared ride services like Uber offer pick up from the airport, though more passengers take the train
  • Hotel shuttle and shared shuttle services are available in the airport’s ground transportation area
  • Several rental car companies offer service from the Amsterdam Airport Schipol

People travel to Amsterdam from Europe and throughout the globe. The city’s growing as a tourist hub not just for its renowned nightlife but also as a family-friendly destination filled with history and endless things to do. Selecting what to see can be a challenge, so if possible, take time for a longer stay to savor everything that Amsterdam has to offer.

Art & Culture

Central to Amsterdam, the city’s love of art and culture permeates through centuries from the Dutch Masters to today. See the masters at work at the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh House or Rembrandt House. Or visit the breathtaking Stedelijk Museum of modern art and design. Also find a variety of other museums, including the Tropenmuseum ethnographic museum and even a museum just for purses. 

Neighborhood Overview

A large city with historic infrastructure, each Amsterdam neighborhood offers its own own features and attractions. Visit the expansive greenspaces in Westerpark or delight in the diverse Oosterpark, home of trendy clubs and the Tropenmuseum. Wander Amsterdam Centrum in the heart of the city or look for oddities at the shops in Spiegelkwartier. Plan out your visit so you’ll be able to catch it all.

Drinking & Dining

Pull up a chair at a canal-side café, order a koffie verkeerd (or café au lait) and settle in. Dotted with cafés, bars and many different restaurants, you’ll never go hungry in Amsterdam. From Michelin-starred restaurants to casual fare, there’s much to try. Find modern Dutch cuisine, Turkish bakeries, Indonesian tapas, Mediterranean snacks, Persian kababs and much more.

Attire (What to Pack)

Whenever you visit, bring seasonally-appropriate clothing with layers for chillier evenings and mornings. Also pack a raincoat, umbrella and shoes appropriate for Amsterdam’s cobblestone streets.

Similar to U.S. cities on the coast of California, Amsterdam enjoys mild summers and mild winters. Expect summer highs to hit the 70s, with winters dipping in the 30s and 40s. Expect humid temperatures and precipitation throughout the year. 

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