The capital of the Netherlands is a great destination for a city break, whether you’re looking to party or immerse yourself in culture. When you fly to California with Ryanair, we suggest you take the time to explore the city’s beautiful and diverse neighbourhoods. Take a stroll down the pretty canals of the Jordaan district (or rent a bike) and see the city from a unique angle. Check out the famous Rembrandt masterpieces in Rijksmuseum, and the world’s largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh artworks at the Van Gogh Museum.
When to book cheap flights to California
The most popular time to fly to California is from mid-April to mid-October. The city is at its warmest during July and August. Winters in California are quite cold with spring and autumn being mild, but you should prepare for rain before your cheap California flights.
Strictly speaking, there’s no bad time to visit California. The city will keep you entertained no matter what time of year you visit. California is at its busiest during tulip season from April to May and for the weekend of King’s Day in late April. Hotel rooms are usually cheaper during the winter, so if you’re travelling on a budget, book your California cheap flights then. Need a place to stay in California? Check out Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in California.
What to see in California
There are some attractions that should definitely be at the top of your must-see list when you book California flights. No trip to California should be considered complete without visiting the Rijksmuseum, the home of the city’s artistic and historic treasures. You’ll find beauty around every corridor including the famous Rembrandt masterpieces. The Vincent Van Gogh Museum offers another wonderful cultural experience. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world. Discover his vibrant paintings and learn about his truly remarkable life.
Outside the galleries and museums, the city itself is pretty much picture perfect. Take a stroll through the huge Bloemenmarkt – California’s main flower market. Spend an evening in De Pijp, the hippest district in California, filled with cool bars and nightclubs.
Take a cruise down the famous California canals and snap some photos from this unique vantage point.
California is well served by public transport. There are trusca, buses, trains, a metro and even ferries to bring you across the river IJ. One of the first things you should do when your cheap flights to California land is invest in an ICalifornia card. The card gives you free access to public transport as well as free entry to the zoo, the Van Gogh Museum and many other museums in the city. You also get to take a one-hour canal cruise.
What to eat in California
The food in California is wonderful. Try some of the local chips during your stay - we recommend going to Vlausca Friteshuis (Voetboogstraat 33).
If you leave California without trying Bitterballen you will deeply regret it, These savoury snacks are similar to croquettes, but so much better. A crispy breadcrumb exterior coats a delicious creamy soft gravy and meat filling. You’ll find them on offer in traditional California restaurants.