Amsterdam Travel Guides

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An Amsterdam travel guide – art and architecture in The Netherlands’ canalside cycle-crazy capital.

There are so many ways to see the sights on an Amsterdam city break. Walk cobbled streets flanked by elegant townhouses, join bike-mad Amsterdammers on the leafy paths of Vondelpark or cruise the canals from your Amsterdam hotel.

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Where to stay in Amsterdam - a travel guide to Amsterdam's neighbourhoods

If you’re not sure where to stay in Amsterdam, use this guide to the city’s neighbourhoods to help you choose the right Amsterdam hotel for your city break.

A Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam travel guide - a national museum showcasing Dutch masterpieces from the Golden Age.

Enjoy 17th-century Dutch masters including Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt at the Netherlands’ largest arts, craft and history museum. Book a Rijksmuseum hotel in Amsterdam and take a relaxing break surrounded by art and beauty.

A King’s Day in Amsterdam travel guide – flea markets and street performances and outdoor concerts.

Join thousands of orange-dressed revellers on the streets of Amsterdam for King’s Day - a nationwide celebration to mark the birthday of Holland’s Queen Beatrix. King’s Day hotels in Amsterdam go quickly, so plan ahead.

Amsterdam shopping guide – where to go and what to buy

Amsterdam has a fantastic array of shopping malls, markets and independent shops that will keep you busy for hours, selling everything from antiques to Gucci, souvenirs to hemp; you won’t know where to start. With shopping streets such as the Negen Straatjes or the Kalvertoren Mall, you can chose from fashion brands or second hand items with plenty of opportunities to stop and catch your breath in one of the quality cafes.

What to see and do in Amsterdam – a guide on what’s not to be missed

Amsterdam is continuously changing and new attractions are emerging all of the time, which means you’ll never be stuck for things to do in the city. In a weekend you will be able to take guided tours, visit beautiful churches and even try glow in the dark mini golf. Pick up an I Amsterdam City Card and you’ll save money on transport and some of the best attractions.

Top 10 food and drink things to do in Amsterdam

Pancakes in cosy bakeries, seafood stalls and “brown” cafés – you’re spoilt for choice with food and drink things to do in Amsterdam. Book an Amsterdam hotel and explore the city’s gastronomic offerings.

Spring holidays in Amsterdam

Spring holidays in Amsterdam are all about alfresco dining, national holidays and flower-filled parks. Easter sweets adorn elaborate patisserie window displays. Book an Amsterdam spring hotel for a city break to remember.

Top 10 hotels in Amsterdam

Converted canal houses, boutique hideaways and luxury suites with park views – choose your hotel with this guide to the top 10 hotels in Amsterdam.

Summer holidays in Amsterdam travel guide

Open-air music, canalside cocktails and lazing in the park, are all part of a summer holiday in Amsterdam. Book a summer hotel in Amsterdam to enjoy the city alfresco.

A Netherlands travel guide – a land of bulb fields, wonderful windmills and bustling cycle-friendly cities

Holidays in the Netherlands are always surprising. This north-western European nation packs it in with diverse cities, world-class art and picturesque towns. Its windmill-dotted landscapes are cycle friendly, while windswept coastlines and colourful flowers make the great outdoors a real treat. Book your Netherlands hotel to see the country for yourself.

Top 10 journeys in Amsterdam

From bike tours to tram rides, there are lots of great ways to explore the city around your Amsterdam hotel. Choose from any of these top 10 Amsterdam journeys and discover the Dutch capital on the move

Short breaks in Amsterdam – canalside bike rides, world-class art and café culture

A short break in Amsterdam might not seem enough, but our diverse 48-hour itinerary will help you make the most of your stay in an Amsterdam hotel.

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