Picturesque canals, floating houseboats, art museums, bicycle rides, tulip gardens and great shopping all sound like the picture-perfect itinerary as you explore the beautiful city of Amsterdam.
DFW Airport is excited to announce the start of a new seasonal European route to Amsterdam on American Airlines.
The new service will operate daily through September for the summer travel season. American Airlines will operate this service with the recently retrofitted 767-300 aircraft along with upgraded amenities including 28 fully lie-flat, all-aisle access seats in Business Class and 21 Main Cabin Extra seats with additional legroom.
With the new service, DFW Airport continues to offer its travelers more options to Europe, and to connect throughout the world. American also launched daily nonstop service to Rome for the summer travel season.
To celebrate the new route, we’ve rounded up a list of “to-do” items while in Amsterdam.*
- Take a canal cruise: Amsterdam’s canal belt of over 1,000 canals is a UNESCO heritage site. When on the cruise, be sure to snap a photo of the iconic Dancing Houses – the colorful, tilted homes that adorn most postcards you see at souvenir stores.
- Rent a bike: There are more bikes in Amsterdam than residents! With more than 800,000 bicycles in the city, it is best to explore the city not on foot – but on pedal. While on your bike ride, be sure to stop and try herring from a cart – a Dutch specialty fish sandwich served with pickles and onions. The freshest catch is sold in the summer so you are just in time.
- Snap a photo with the “I Amsterdam” letters: A great souvenir photo opportunity is in front of this giant sign. These letters actually travel throughout the city to different spots, so be sure to stay informed of the sign’s current location.
- Visit these notable museums: Be sure to visit these must-see famous museums, most especially for the history aficionado.
- Van Gogh Museum: See the works of the famous painter.
- Anne Frank House: Discover her life and the impact she left from the events of the Holocaust.
- Check Out Dam Square: Stroll over to the Historic District where you can grab a bite to eat at one of their many restaurants and enjoy some day shopping. This district area is home to more notable landmarks: Royal Palace and the National Monument.
- Admire the colorful tulips: Amsterdam is home to the world’s only floating flower market - Bloemenmarkt. Be sure to pick up some fresh tulips, which are a definitive symbol of Dutch culture.
*Source: iamsterdam.com, thrillist.com