Discover The beauty of Amsterdam
Art, history, charm and a legendary nightlife: welcome to bewitching and enigmatic Amsterdam! For centuries a global trading crossroads, this cosmopolitan city is ripe for the simple joys of wandering. Laced with atmospheric quarters bursting with must-see sights, slip on your comfiest shoes and from your pick of luxury Amsterdam hotels let your walking adventures begin. Surrounded by the ting ting chorus of bicycle bells, you’ll cross charming arched bridges spanning leafy canals corseted by ‘Golden Age’ merchant’s houses tilting at impossible angles. Forage into the collage of colour and fragrance of the floating Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) and stop off for a coffee by candle-light in a time-warp “brown café”. It’s here you’ll encounter gezelligheid – that unique Dutch feeling of cosy conviviality. Relaxed and fortified, take on big-hitting attractions such as Anne Frank Huis, Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, and Van Gogh Museum. All demand your time and rightly draw visitors by the millions. Yet delve deeper and you’ll uncover a host of equally rewarding sights. The Tropenmuseum takes you on an immersive journey through global street scenes: one minute you’ll be sitting in a Mexico City street café, next you’ll be in Nigeria haggling in a market. Witness the ghosts of classical composers at the enchanting Pianola Museum and uncover the history of handbags at the Tassen Museum. If striking—and sometimes bonkers—contemporary art is your thing, Amsterdam delivers in spades. Head into hip neighbourhoods such as Haarlem, Jordaan, De Pijp, Amsterdam-West and North and you’ll come upon cutting-edge galleries such as NDSM, Torch and Foam. Come nightfall these quarters each take on a different vibe. Enjoy a canal-side stroll under the moon light and dine on aromatic Surinamese dishes or the new and exciting Dutch fusion cuisine. Or forego the comforts of your 5 star Amsterdam hotel bed and party hard into the wee small hours at a myriad of weird and wonderful clubs. Whatever your pleasure, day or night, you’ll find the cool captivating ‘Dam has it all.
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Our handpicked selections for Amsterdam