Amsterdam, the vibrant and eclectic capital city of the Netherlands, is so charming and full of attractions that you’ll find yourself needing to visit more than once. Cozy cobbled streets lead you around this beautiful city, while shop fronts beckon you in with exotic cheeses, clogs and tulips. A holiday in Amsterdam is a feast for the eyes whether you are indoors or outdoors.
The core of Amsterdam is made up of a network of picture-perfect canals. The connecting bridges are adorned with flower boxes bursting with colour in the spring and summer time. Just outside of the city you will find a patchwork of flat fields separated by dykes and windmills. Definitely worth exploring by bicycle.
Everywhere you turn there is a world-class musuem, gallery or restaurant that begs exploring. Take your pick of traversing the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, and visit the house where Anne Frank lay hidden from the Nazis in WWII, now turned into a museum that pays tribute to her and her family.
If you are a beer enthusiast you’re in for a treat with the amount of different beers you can try in one bruin café (a pub). For the whole family there are amazing pancake restaurants that Amsterdam has to offer. Savoury or sweet pancakes? Why not try both?
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The Rijksmuseum - boasting a hugely impressive art collection of over 8000 important paintings, this museum is not to be missed.
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam – visit one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens. Found in the centre of the city this impressive botanical garden started out as a garden for growing herbs for doctors and apothecaries.
The Anne Frank House – dedicated to Anne Frank, a young Holocaust victim, who wrote a diary while in hiding during WWII. The home has been carefully preserved and visitors can get a glimpse into what her life was like.
De Carrousel Pannenkoeken – sample the best pancakes and waffles that Amsterdam has to offer! This restaurant is set within an old fashioned carousel ride – perfect for your next set of instagram photos!
The Red Light District – set in the medieval city center, De Wallen, you’ll find a everything from red lit windows indicating a brothel, sex shops and museums. But there’s so much more to this neighbourhood with their great pubs and clubs.
The Heineken Experience – For the beer lovers! Take this amazing interactive tour of how the world famous Heineken beer is made. See memorabilia and even the Heineken horses in their stables. You’ll pop out of the tour into a fun and lively bar.