United Airlines begins San Francisco-Amsterdam nonstop flights on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Round trip ticket prices SFO-AMS are $573 for departures on every date from March 30 to May 4, 2019.
The significance of these $573 round trip ticket prices is three-fold:
- April is high season for Amsterdam when tulips bloom.
- Easter falls on Sunday April 21 and Easter week is generally high-priced airfare for USA-Europe fares.
- King’s Day falls on Saturday April 27. King’s Day is the biggest party day of the year in Amsterdam.
United Airlines San Francisco SFO – Amsterdam AMS – SFO nonstop
Even better, in my opinion, would be to fly a day or two earlier so that you don’t arrive in Amsterdam on Easter Sunday with reduced holiday service schedules and business closures. And return on Monday April 29 or later to allow sufficient recovery time if King’s Day turns out to be a wilder time than you anticipated.
I see King’s Day April 27 reward night availability at InterContinental Amstel, Kimpton DeWitt, Andaz Amsterdam and Hyatt Regency Amsterdam at time of this post.
Loyalty Traveler – InterContinental Amstel Hotel Amsterdam wellness on the river (March 10, 2016).
Loyalty Traveler – A History of Wellness at Amsterdam InterContinental Amstel Hotel (March 5, 2016).
Loyalty Traveler – Andaz Amsterdam Suite Upgrade on Hyatt Points + Cash rate (April 15, 2016).
Loyalty Traveler – Hotel Review Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht (March 1, 2015).
Loyalty Traveler – Problematic Regency Club upgrade at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam (March 1, 2018).