Amsterdam city breaks
Amsterdam city breaks
Amsterdam stands as the exquisite pinnacle of Holland's cities.
It has not been deemed 'the Venice of the North' for nothing.
Planning on taking an extended city break to this striking capital?
Travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Amsterdam Central with a quick change in Brussels and we'll get you there in 4h40.
Surely this is enough reason to take an Amsterdam city break?
There is a proliferation of museums in Amsterdam. Art has a very prominent part to play in the lifeblood of the capital. The Stedelijk Museum comprises of an extraordinary selection of modern artists, ranging from Picasso to Chagall and Warhol. The world renowned Rijksmuseum is certainly worth exploring, and the Van Gogh Museum is certainly one of the most celebrated museums in the city. It displays key works by the disturbed genius.
The area around the Jordaan particularly thrives with art; here, you will come across approximately 40 specialist galleries. A visit to the Anne Frank House should hold a very significant position on anyone's list of things to do on an Amsterdam holiday. This compelling museum includes the original, intact copy of Anne Frank's diary. For those who are historically inclined, the Allard Pierson Museum offers up archaeological artefacts from Cyprus, Rome, Greece and even Egypt. It is sure to kindle your curiosity. The Scheepvart Museum delves into the fascinating past of maritime Amsterdam.
An astounding 165 picturesque canals encircle Amsterdam. It also has one of the most historically rich city centres in Europe, with around 7,000 noteworthy buildings. As such, Amsterdam undoubtedly warrants exploration by foot. Marvel at such sights as the exquisite Royal Palace and Oude Kerk, as well as the grand bridges of the city.
The grand Oude Kerk was constructed in the thirteenth century and is one of the city's most oft visited attractions. Its original fixtures have been maintained; its vast stained glass windows are sure to ensnare your attention. Possibly visit an Amsterdam diamond factory, if you are so inclined.
Take a Captivating Canal Cruise
A canal cruise is a particularly relaxing and tranquil way to see the stunning monuments of Amsterdam from a multitude of angles. However you decide to spend your weekend in Amsterdam, you may rest assured that a cheap city break, taken with the help of Eurostar, will leave you with truly lasting, enduring memories.