When you think of Amsterdam, what comes to mind - canals, cyclists, great museums, cool coffeeshops and the red light district? Amsterdam is much more than a destination for stag weekends and hen parties, there is so much to do and see that Amsterdam is perfect for either a city break or a longer holiday.
If you want to immerse yourself in culture there are 44 museum to choose from, many of which are world class, or you can explore the canal ring – a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you fancy a shopping break, there are over 6,000 shops and 32 markets to browse.
Night owls will find plenty to amuse them in the city’s 1,500+ bars, cafés and clubs. While for families, there are 40 parks, a fabulous zoo in the heart of the city and, when the weather is good, a great selection of urban beaches accessible by public transport.
With Eurostar’s new direct service, you can be in the heart of Amsterdam in under 4 hours.
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They didn’t know each other but Velázquez and Rembrandt’s oeuvres shared some traits, as shown in this exhibition. Moreover, it compares 17th-century Dutch and Spanish masters (Vermeer, Hals, Ribera).
Sinterklaas is coming to town! The magical boat and horse parade of the patron saint of children (looking a lot like Santa Claus), is highly anticipated by kids, who line up to receive special treats.
Do you like your Christmas turkey with a side of extraordinary? Head to this church and sit down at the 120-metre-long table-cum-stage, where bonkers performers roll up amongst festive dishes.
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Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
Amsterdam is awash with food trends, including vegan restaurants, Scandinavian cafés and ramen hangouts. For veggie lovers, try Betty’s – a little out of town but worth the trek (even if you’re a meat eater). Those looking for Nordic cuisine should head to Selma’s for their excellent coffee and unpronounceable lunch dishes. Umaimon is not to be missed for authentic ramen – don’t let its Leidseplein location put you off. Failing all that, stick with a Dutch classic: apple pie!
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Amsterdam's nightlife comes in every shape and sound you can imagine, and some you've probably never even heard of. Stay classy with a trip to Bubbles and Wines Champagne Bar, or go all hipster underground at the Door 74 speakeasy nearby. If you'd rather take your life and liquor cheap and cheerful, try Cafe Cuba, or Cafe Soundgarden, where cheap cocktails and beers flow respectively. After hours live music lovers flock to Melkweg, while techno heads have a smorgasbord of late night / early morning clubs to choose from – try Warehouse Elementenstraat for starters.
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