Book flights from Amsterdam to Cape Town with Qatar Airways
Flying from Amsterdam
A centre for international commerce and the heart of Europe’s diamond industry, Amsterdam is a unique city with a laid-back atmosphere and a vibrant tourist scene. Customers flying from Amsterdam with Qatar Airways will find Schiphol Airport just as welcoming and eclectic, but with an additional air of efficiency that makes it one of the most popular business departure points in Europe. The staff go out of their way to make the start of your journey as smooth and as hassle-free as possible.
Transportation and parking
The airport is just under five miles from the centre of Amsterdam, and is well served by public transport systems. A railway terminal is located in the centre of the airport under Schiphol Plaza, and journeys from the centre of the city to the airport by train take approximately 15 minutes.
Buses are plentiful and connect the airport to Amsterdam and all other major Dutch cities. Taxis can be pre-booked by your hotel concierge or hailed, and many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to the airport. Parking is good, with two short-term car parks close to the terminal, and a long-term car park some 4km from the airport, connected by a free, 24-hour shuttle service.
At the airport
Customers flying from Amsterdam with Qatar Airways will usually leave from concourse D or G. The single terminal is split into three different departure halls, so it’s important to ensure you leave plenty of time to get to the correct departure point for your flight. Security at the airport, as in all European departure points, is very tight, so allow extra time to clear check-in and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
It’s easy to get connected at the airport, with free Wi-Fi throughout and internet kiosks in departure areas 1 and 2, as well as specialist multimedia telephone outlets that can also be used for SMS messaging. Food lovers are well served with an excellent selection of vendors serving both on-the-go snacks and more substantial meals. Retail outlets range from luxury goods to Duty Free and travel accessories. Massage and hairdresser services are available for pre-flight pampering, and a prayer room provides quiet space for devotions.
Arriving in Cape Town
The second largest city in South Africa and capital of the Western Cape Province, Cape Town sits in an extraordinary location between the Cape of Good Hope and the dramatic Table Mountain. Vibrant, energetic and forward-focused, Cape Town is opening up to tourism and offers visitors a warm welcome.
Book a flight to Cape Town with Qatar Airways and arrive in style at this unique destination. A combination of ultra-modern facilities combined with breathtaking natural beauty and a population that relishes the chance to tell visitors all about their historic city, Cape Town is a destination that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
To experience the colour and vibrancy of this ‘Rainbow’ City, head for the Bo-Kaap District, with its brightly painted houses and fantastic views over the city. The District is also home to a museum charting the history of the area, as well as local spice shops, street food vendors and boutiques that give you a real flavour of Cape Town life.
The Castle of Good Hope in Buitenkant Street is South Africa’s oldest surviving building, dating back to the 17th century. It is home to a museum and art collection.
To experience South Africa’s beautiful flora, head to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This internationally renowned garden is a blaze of colour, representing some of the finest flowers and trees in South Africa, and also a key conservation site for some of the world’s rarest plants.
South Africa loves to celebrate the arts, and the city is home to a number of theatres that put on colourful displays of traditional and contemporary music and dance. One of the best is the Armchair Theatre on Lower Main Road.
Flights to Cape Town with Qatar Airways land at Cape Town International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Cape Town please check the visa and passport requirements.
Useful Info About Cape Town
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Voltage: 220 / 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type M
Language: English / Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
International dialing code: +27
More Information: Read our Cape Town Travel Guide
To experience the very best in luxury air travel, book a flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town with Qatar Airways. On the way to the Rainbow City, you can sit back in spacious, comfortable seats and choose a range of superior in-flight services. Take your pick of a selection of fine cuisine and choose from to a list of award-winning services to help pass the time. Dedicated cabin crew put your comfort and enjoyment first, so you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy your flight to one of Africa’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.
Cape Town, framed beautifully on the coast against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, is postcard-picture perfect. Cable cars from the city up to the top of the mountain rotate for panoramic views while the busy harbour area, lined with stylish restaurants and cafés, bob up and down the waves. Take a boat trip across Table Bay to notorious Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was exiled for 18 years; now a museum that is an uplifting testament to the triumph of social and racial justice.