Sofia, Bulgaria

Book a ticket to Sofia and take your time to discover the ‘Heart of the Balkans’. 

The Bulgarian capital city, Sofia, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Growing numbers of tourists are discovering this city with its wonderful history, so now is a great time for a city trip to Sofia. Start, for example, at Eagles' Bridge, in the middle of the city centre. On the bridge stand four bronze eagles on obelisks. These are also called the guardian angels of Sofia. From Eagles' Bridge, you can explore all parts of the city centre. Curious about the sights of Sofia? With these tips you are sure to have an unforgettable holiday.

Fly to Sofia: rich history and trendy nightlife centre 

You can visit the orthodox Alexander Nevski Cathedral, which is hard to miss with its imposing appearance. Or go to the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the oldest and possibly even most beautiful theatre in Bulgaria. If you love shopping, then you must go to Vitosha boulevard. In the evenings it is the nightlife centre in Sofia, with dozens of trendy bars and cafés. 

Practical information

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.


Vaccinations are not compulsory. However, you are advised to get vaccinated against DTP and hepatitis A. 

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3)
In Sofia, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Sofia is the Bulgarian lev (BGN).

Flight duration

The average flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Sofia is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.