If you aren’t afraid of heights, sightseeing Amsterdam in a helicopter definitely is the way to go. Your starting point is Amsterdam Westpoort, a commercial and industrial area on the outskirts of the city along the Noordzeekanaal or North Sea canal, which is used by boats and big ships to enter Amsterdam. Within just a few minutes you’ll hover over trainstation Amsterdam Centraal en just behind that Dam Square and the National Palace. As the helicopter flies just 500 meters above ground, you can easily spot iconic landmarks like the Eye Film Museum and the Amsterdam Tower.
, Amsterdam city centre is a no-fly zone because of it’s close proximity to airport Schiphol, but not for you! After the pilot asks for permission to enter the city centre you’ll hover over the historic canals again with the river IJ and the neighborhoods Zeeburg and IJburg on the backdrop.
All passengers (the helicopters seats the pilot plus four) wear official ear phones that make it easy to talk to each other and you’ll hear the pilot’s conversations with the Schiphol Airport tower. Whenever he’s free, you can ask him anything you want about what you see on the ground.
All in all an absolutely amazing experience you can’t miss out on when visiting Amsterdam! Only negative we can think of is that time really does fly when you are having fun. We want to go again!!
Amsterdam Helicopter Experience
1045 AR Amsterdam
Monday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Tuesday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Wednesday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Thursday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Friday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Saturday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
Sunday: Flights at 10.00 and 14.00
You can travel to the airport yourself or use the transfer by taxi at extra costs from your hotel or Amsterdam Central train station:
Children 4 to 12 years:
Helicopter flight 15 minutes: € 100
Helicopter flight + transfer: € 125
Helicopter flight 15 minutes: € 113
Helicopter flight + transfer: € 149