Enjoy a flight to Amsterdam with Air France

Discover the rich history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city of Holland, also known as the Netherlands. It is the home of more than 1 million residents in the greater metropolitan area, it is a very popular European tourist destination and a significant economic hub.
Amsterdam's roots go back to the 12th century, when it was a small fishing village. However by the 17th Century, the city Became a major port, during the 'Dutch Golden Age', when the country of Holland lead the world in commerce, science and the arts.
The airline Air France has strong links to Amsterdam and so is an excellent way to visit the city and make the most of its historic attractions during your holiday or business trip. Air France offers flights from Singapore Changi Airport direct to Amsterdam Schiphol airport via Paris several times a week. There are many extras on the flight to make your journey more comfortable, such as the provision of a blanket and pillow, plus reading material, films, music, and a range of high quality meals to suit every taste. You can book online to buy your airline ticket, and then benefit from many helpful options. For example, it is possible to review and change your reservation, reserve personalized options such as where you are sitting and what cabin size you would prefer, and complete an online check-in from 30 hours before the flight leaves Singapore. You can also receive benefits and rewards through the Flying Blue program which collects 'Miles' as you fly. You can use these Miles to count towards future flights, or even book hotels and rental cars, or buy gift sets: or you can donate them to a charity.
Amsterdam was rated as the second best place to live in the world by the Economic Intelligence Unit. The summer months of July and August have an average temperature of around 17 degrees centigrade. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving over 4 million visitors every year.

A centre of commerce, history and culture

Amsterdam is the home to the headquarters of some of the world's biggest companies, including Phillips and ING. It also houses the world's oldest stock exchange.
There are many interesting attractions to visit during your stay. For many, Holland will be associated with the holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, and in Amsterdam there is a museum dedicated to her memory, housed in the building that Anne and her family hid in during World War II.
There is also the Van Gogh museum, which houses the largest collection of the famous artist's work in the world, including the well-known 'Sunflowers' painting. Van Gogh spent some time living in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum displays masterpieces by Rembrandt and many others, while the Stedelijk museum displays modern art. There are many performances of music, ballet and theatre in Amsterdam. Every June the 'Holland Festival' features a wide variety of performing arts in venues around the city.
There are many unusual features to Amsterdam. The city's historic canals stretch for a total of 100km and were originally built during the 'Golden Age' to aid transport and also military defence. Today, there are numerous ways to travel around Amsterdam: including metro, tram and bus. But Amsterdam is very well known as one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world, with many bicycle lanes and bike racks. There is an unusual attraction in the 'Floating Flower Market', where flowers are sold on barges on a canal. The market dates back to 1862.

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