A good-time city with chilled vibes and oodles of history is what awaits those who hop on cheap flights to Amsterdam from New Zealand – perhaps there's something funny in the air? Either way, this liberal jewel of the Low Countries promises to be a blast. By morning, you can munch on pancakes and ride bikes through the leafy Vondelpark to meet Dutch students and coffee drinkers. By afternoon, there are chances to spot priceless artworks by Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt and others. And when evening sets in? Well…let's just say that infamous Red Light District loves to party.
Amsterdam's Canal Ring is a UNESCO-tagged corner of the Dutch capital, where you'll find stoic churches, drifting barges, and handsome Flemish townhouses.
Amsterdam's Vondelpark gets lively from spring to autumn. When the sun shines it's laden with picnickers and cyclists – a great place to chill and people watch!
The premier museum of the Netherlands is the Rijksmuseum. It's packed with pieces by the Old Masters, and is housed in a stunning building on the Museumplein of Amsterdam.
No airlines fly direct to Amsterdam from New Zealand.
The best airline to fly between New Zealand and Amsterdam is Qatar Airways.