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Amsterdam City breaks

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, coming soon, you can be in the heart of Amsterdam in no time.

 

Ask a local

Dutch blogger, Anne de Buck (yourlittleblackbook.me/), shares some of her favourite addresses in Amsterdam.

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.