Amsterdam has a very good network of flights to destinations all over the world.
The following is an overview of non-stop intercontinental flights operating from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). We also include fifth freedom "tag flights" such as KLM's Amsterdam-Singapore-Bali route, where Singapore-Bali is the tag flight.
Flights between Amsterdam and USA
KLM and Skyteam partner Delta Airlines have a significant network of flights from Amsterdam to the United States.
KLM has non-stop flights to New York (JFK), Washington (IAD), Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
Delta serves Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Detroit (DTW), Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis (MSP), Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA).
Airlines (Star Alliance) flies from Amsterdam to its hubs at Newark (EWR),
Washington (IAD), Chicago (ORD) and Houston (IAH).
US Airways currently serves Philadelphia (PHL) and Chicago (ORD) - though note it is in the process of merging with American Airlines.
Dutch charter airline ArkeFly has a few infrequent services to Miami (MIA), Orlando (ORL), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX) and Oakland (OAK).
Also see our guide to layovers at Amsterdam Schiphol
between Amsterdam and Canada
KLM operates non-stop flights to Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Calgary (YYC) and Vancouver (YVR).
Canadian airline Air Transat has an infrequent service to Toronto (YYZ) using either an Airbus A330 or A310.
Air Canada will start an Amsterdam-Toronto service in 2015.
between Amsterdam and Latin America / Carribean
KLM has a strong network of non-stop and tag flights to this region. Destinations to Latin America are Mexico City (MEX), Panama City (PTY), Lima (LIM), Quito (UIO) plus tag to Guayaquil (GYE), Buenos Aires (EZE) and tag to Santiago (SCL), Sao Paulo (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Carribean flights are to Havana (HAV), Curaçao (CUR), Paramaribo (PBM), St Maarten (SXM), Aruba (AUA) plus tag to Bonair (BON).
ArkeFly flies non-stop or tag to Aruba (AUA), Bonair (BON), Curaçao (CUR), Montego Bay-Jamaica (MBJ), Punta Cana-Dominican Republic (PUJ), Puerto Plata-Dominican Republic (POP) and Varadero-Cuba (VRA).
Surinam Airways serves Paramaribo (PBM).
between Amsterdam and Africa
KLM has a good presence on the African continent with a number of non-stop and tag flights. Cities served are Accra (ACC), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Kilimanjaro (JRO) plus tag to Dar Es Salaam (DAR), Kigali (KGL) plus tag to Entebbe (EBB), Luanda (LAD), Harare (HAR) and tag to Lusaka (LUN), Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT).
KLM partner Kenya Airways also serves Nairobi (NBO).
Note, we are not considering flights to North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt) in this listing.
between Amsterdam and the Middle East/Gulf States
Emirates flies daily from Amsterdam to Dubai (DXB) using an Airbus A380 - the only superjumbo service to AMS.
Etihad flies daily to its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub using an Airbus A330. Indonesian airline Garuda makes a stop in Abu Dhabi en route to Jakarta.
KLM serves Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB) with tag to Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Dammam (DAM) plus tag to Bahrain (BAH). It also flies to Almaty (ALA) in central Asia.
Dutch airlines ArkeFly and Transavia both serve Dubai (DXB) up to 3x weekly from Amsterdam. While fares can be cheaper note they both use a short-haul Boeing 737 aircraft. A fuel stop is required on the return leg - for example at Burgas (BOJ) in Bulgaria.
Iran Air flies to Tehran (TEH) using an Airbus A300.
between Amsterdam and India
Delta Airlines operates a daily flight service between Amsterdam and Mumbai (BOM) using an Airbus A330. KLM flies daily to Delhi (DEL).
between Amsterdam and China
KLM flies non-stop to a number of Chinese cities: Beijing (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai (PVG), Chengdu (CTU), Hangzhou (HGH) and Xiamen (XMN). Its Skyteam partner China Southern flies to Beijing (PEK) and Guangzhou (CAN).
Cathay Pacific flies daily from Amsterdam to its hub in Hong Kong (HKG).
Taiwan: China Airlines (daily) and EVA Airways (3x weekly) fly to Taipei (TPE) though note both make a stop in Bangkok (BKK). KLM Asia also flies to Taipei (6x weekly).
between Amsterdam and Japan
KLM is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Amsterdam to Japan. It flies to Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK). Japan Air Lines (JAL) pulled out of Schiphol a few years ago.
between Amsterdam and South-East Asia
KLM has various flights and tags to the region. It serves Bangkok (BKK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) plus tag to Jakarta (JKT), Singapore (SIN) and tag to Denpasar-Bali (DPS), Manila (MNL) - tagged from Taipei service - and Seoul (ICN).
Singapore Airlines flies daily from Amsterdam to its hub in Singapore (SIN).
Malaysia Airlines flies daily to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).
Garuda Indonesia flies 6x weekly non-stop from Amsterdam to Jakarta (JKT) using a Boeing 777-300ER. The service stops in Singapore 3x weekly; it also includes a 3x weekly tag flight from Amsterdam to London Gatwick.
Korean Air flies 2x weekly to Seoul (ICN).
Note, there are no scheduled through-services between Amsterdam and Australia or New Zealand - you will need to change planes along the way. There are many 1 stop options to Australia available including Emirates/Qantas via Dubai, Etihad via Abu Dhabi, Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, Singapore Air via Singapore, Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and China Southern via Guangzhou.
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