Deal alert: $326 round-trip flights from US cities to Amsterdam

Jul 14, 2021

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The Netherlands reopened less than a month ago to tourists from the U.S., and we are already seeing some major flight deals to its capital and most famed city, Amsterdam.

With no vaccine, negative COVID-19 test or quarantine required, a flight as low as $326 round-trip to one of the six places in Europe without COVID-19 entry protocols is really just the cherry on top.

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(Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)

The fares are through TAP, the flag carrier of Portugal, which often has cheaper flights than its competitors from the U.S. to Europe — they often require a stop in Lisbon (LIS). In 2017, I first flew TAP from Newark (EWR) to Brussels (BRU) on a one-way flight for approximately $200. Bear in mind that I was a student at the time, which furthered the discount.

Today’s deal comes to us thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights and is for deals originating from multiple U.S. cities primarily between November 2021 and early March 2022 with some routes including Thanksgiving but exclude the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve.

Airline: TAP Portugal
Routes: BOS/ORD/MIA/EWR/SFO/IAD to AMS
Cost: From $326+ round-trip
Dates: Book for travel between November 2021 and March 2022
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Read more: I took a train to Amsterdam before the Netherlands opened to Americans: Here’s what it was like

To search for this flight deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin point and Amsterdam as your destination, as I have done below. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work best for you.

In starting my search, Google alerted me that this was in fact a deal. (Image courtesy of Google)
Round-trip flight from D.C. to Amsterdam for $322. (Image courtesy of Google)

Related: The Netherlands to welcome back Americans today, with little restriction

You will notice that layovers often come as part of flight deals, including an almost 15-hour one as shown above, so be sure to take note of that if long layovers are a deal-breaker for you. The total price includes taxes and fees for one adult. TAP’s economy class allows for one personal item and one bag under 17 lbs. You can pay $32 to check a bag.

An option for New York-based travelers with short layovers for $371 round-trip. (Image courtesy of Google)
West Coast travelers can also take advantage of this deal. $322 round-trip flight from SFO. (Image courtesy of Google)

You can also find similar deals to AMS from:

  • Boston (BOS) — $326
  • Chicago (ORD) — $332
  • Miami (MIA) — $326

These deals are only expected to be around for one to two days, so act fast.

Read more: Reopening Europe: When can you visit again? A country-by-country guide

As for recommendations once you arrive in Amsterdam, may I suggest the De Pijp neighbourhood, where I stayed in an Airbnb on my last visit in 2019. There, you’ll find the Alberty Cuyp Market, where I particularly enjoyed fries; Dutch hotdogs topped with potato crisps at Bulls and Dog, gluten-free vegan pancakes at Mr. Stacks (temporarily closed) and the super trendy coffee shop, Coffee and Coconuts (see below).

(Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)
Bulls and Dog. (Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)
Mr. Stacks Tea & Pancakes. (Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)
Coffee & Coconuts. (Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)

Don’t forget one of the city’s lovely parks, including Vondelpark and Sarphatipark, featured below.

Sarphatipark in Amsterdam. (Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy)

Related: 5,000 bonus miles for transferring Capital One miles to TAP Portugal

Featured photo of Amsterdam, Netherland by Liz Hund/The Points Guy.

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