Cheap Flights to Netherlands

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Netherlands overview

Widely considered as one of the most fail-safe tourist destinations, the Netherlands is crammed full of amazing cultural sights, perfectly rounded off by pristine natural landscapes. Whether you’re visiting the fun-loving capital of Amsterdam or enriching your historical knowledge by visiting old towns such as Delft, the Netherlands is guaranteed to have a little something on offer for every kind of traveler.

When is the best time to fly to the Netherlands?

Peak season:

If you’re looking to visit the Netherlands during their peak touristic months, July and August would be it. Keep in mind that hotel prices and flight rates might be more expensive during the peak season, but it will be well worth the effort once you get to submerge yourself in the authentic Dutch culture which shines brightly this time of the year.

Off season:

Traveling to the Netherlands during the off season, which falls during the months of November, January, and February, might help you score the cheapest flight deals and also enjoy thinner crowds. You may want to consider taking a flight to the Netherlands during the shoulder seasons as well, which falls during April and September when hotel and flight rates are much more reasonable than they are during peak season.

When is the best time to book a flight to the Netherlands?

The Netherlands sees temperate and varied climates throughout the year, and they also have a lot of rainfall. The best time to book a flight to the Netherlands would probably be between April and May, which is when the spring tulips are in full bloom. You may also want to consider booking a cheap flight to the Netherlands for July or August, which is when sightseeing opportunities are abundant, given the fine summer weather.


How long is the flight to the Netherlands?

Johannesburg to Amsterdam  11 hours, 10 minutes
Johannesburg to Rotterdam    18 hours
Johannesburg to Groningen    19 hours, 30 minutes



Which airlines operate flights to the Netherlands?

Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Delta Air Lines, and Kenya Airways are among the list of major airways operating cheap flights to and from the Netherlands. As long as you are flexible with your travel dates, you’ll be able to get a cheap flight to the Netherlands, just remember to book as far in advance as possible!

How to get from the airport to the city center?


One of the best and easiest ways to get from the Amsterdam airport is by using the public transport system. You can purchase an Amsterdam Card, which gives you access to top attractions in the city as well as free public transport, all for one small price. You may also use the railway system, which is connected to the airport, but there is also an Airport Express bus which travelers can make use of.


Getting from The Hague airport in Rotterdam to the city center is easy and effortless since the Netherlands has a fully functional and affordable public transport system. There is a bus line which will get you to the central train station in Rotterdam, from where you’ll easily be able to get a cab and head out to your hotel. You may also make use of the variety of metered taxis parked outside of the airport.


There is a direct bus connection between Groningen Airport Eelde and the city center. This makes traveling to the city center quick, affordable, and easy, with a trip taking a mere 20 minutes.

Netherlands insider information

  • Bitterballen, Pannenkoeken, and Erwtensoep are three of the Netherlands’ most iconic dishes, which mean that you simply have to sample some on your travels here.
  • When visiting Amsterdam, be sure to take a trip through the canals in order to get a great intro to the rich history of the city.
  • For a great night out, put on your best clothes and head out to the Red Light District of Amsterdam where the city never sleeps.
  • Delft is a great town to visit if you’re a history buff of sorts: be sure to check out the Royal Delftware Factory and take home some blue and white porcelain as souvenirs!

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How much do things cost in Netherlands?

Cheap meal
R 214.06
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 16197.36
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 57.08
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 95.61
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 107.03
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 33.14
1 km taxi journey
R 30.97
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 42.81
Petrol (1 litre)
R 21.76
R 36.39
3 course meal for 2
R 827.71
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 13494.83
Large bottle of water
R 11.77
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 95.61
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 19.27
Pair of jeans
R 1181.62

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