The tinkling of bicycle bells, the vivid hues of tulips and the dancing speckles of sunlight on canal waters all help make Amsterdam one of the most charming cities in Europe. This is a place that’s both idyllic and exciting in equal measure. By day you can wander the centuries-old lanes, take in the concentric rings of the canals and chill out in one of the city’s cosy brown cafés, while by night you can mingle in a lively bar with the hedonistic locals. With its pastel-coloured townhouses, bobbing boats and laid-back culture, this is a bastion of liberal, open-minded living, so Amsterdam holidays are all about being yourself and indulging in idle pleasures at your own, deliciously relaxed pace.
There’s no reason to feel daunted when it comes to picking the perfect Amsterdam holiday. Thanks to ebookers, you can easily browse hotels to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for grand, canal-side pads with ornate suites and rooftop bars, or a more functional, no-frills hotel to serve as a base for busy days of sightseeing. With ebookers, you can even save up to 15% when you book Amsterdam hotels and flights together. It’s worth having a think of which area you’d like to stay in – popular parts include the lively Leidseplein district, with its reliably exuberant bars and clubs, and the handsome hub of Dam Square, where the Royal Palace stands proud.
Amsterdam holidays may be relaxing, but you’ll never be stuck for things to do in between the quality time you spend at the cafés and eateries. Art fiends will relish the Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits not only the vibrant, swirling paintings of the great man, but also showcases letters and other artefacts which give an insight into his anguished mind. Another world-changing artist is celebrated at the Rembrandt House Museum, where the man himself lived and worked in the 17th century. One particularly heart-tugging place to visit is the Anne Frank House, where you can see the secret hiding place made famous by Anne’s diary, and get a new appreciation of what life had been like in the darkest years of Nazi rule.
There are many ways to get around during holidays to Amsterdam. It’s known as one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities, so exploring on 2 wheels is highly recommended. You can get rent a bike at numerous points in the city. Alternatively, you can simply hop on one of the many trams which serve the central districts, while metro and bus services are also readily available. As an added bonus, there are free ferries which can get you across the River IJ. Generally speaking, you won’t need to hire a car if you’re staying in the centre, but your own motor may come in handy if you want to get out and see more of the Netherlands.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Stedelijk Museum and World Fashion Centre. VU University Medical ...
Located in Museum Quarter, this hotel is steps away from P.C. Hooftstraat and Rijksmuseum. Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of World Fashion Centre, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. Concertgebouw and ...
Located in Oude Centrum, this luxury hotel is steps away from National Monument, Dam Square and Royal Palace. New Church and The Old Church are also within 5 ...
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