There’s every reason to visit Netherlands’ quirky capital city – Amsterdam, with its impressive scenery, lively atmosphere and choice of adventure-filled activities. From families to groups of friends, couples to hen and stag parties, Amsterdam holidays are suited to everyone’s tastes.
Take a leisurely stroll across one of many picturesque canals, cycle across the city with friends, hop on a candlelit canal cruise or uncover the impressive art and history museums that this bustling city has to offer. It’s not only the daytime scene that attracts visitors to Amsterdam, but it’s also the buzzing nightlife, too. As well as beautiful canal-side restaurants, bars and cafés to socialise in, Amsterdam is home to an infamous clubbing scene.
What attracts visitors to Amsterdam holidays is the unique experience it offers, that will leave you returning, year after year.
Amsterdam’s beautiful canals are a major attraction for holidaymakers, thanks to their picture perfect views. The canals here can be best explored by canal cruise, with plenty of different themed tours to choose from. If you’re a fan of sipping mojitos or eating tasty cuisine while you take in the views, there’s both a cocktail cruise and a pizza cruise, as well as a candlelight cruise for couples.
The Dutch National Opera has impressed audiences for over 70 years and even the building itself is grand and fascinating to visit. History lovers flock to Amsterdam for its captivating museums. Discover the beautiful culture enclosed in the Van Gogh Museum, where you can explore the carefully crafted art, curated by world-famous artist. Or, embark on a journey through time at the Anne Frank Museum, showcasing the Jewish wartime diarists’ house that encapsulates so many historical memories.
As the sun goes down, the streets and squares in Amsterdam busy up with locals and tourists alike looking to dance into the early hours. Amsterdam is actually celebrated for its glittering nightlife scene – think late night DJs and bustling club scenes. There’s something for every party lover, from electro resident DJ sets to crazy dance festivals, including world famous DGTL and Awakenings Festival.
As well as the wondrous canals, Amsterdam holidays provide activities for everyone to enjoy. For the art lovers, the Gogh Museum presents the collection of Gogh’s amazing artistic creations. For those interested in Science, the modern NEMO Science Centre offers you the chance to test out real life experiments and experience chemistry hands on. The enchanting Efteling amusement park is also a must-see, featuring the aspects of adventure and fairytale, rolled into one location.SEE ALL GUIDES
Taste modern Dutch cuisine, Indonesian tapas or a simple toasted sandwich. Amsterdam is a hit with those who love to brunch, thanks to the vast choice of cosy café’s dotted around this superb city. This beautiful city also offers some exquisite Belgian beers to try and taste. If you’re a beer lover with a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy the taste of the strawberry, passion fruit or raspberry beer available to drink in a variety of bars.SEE ALL GUIDES
Amsterdam offers visitors an array of majestic sights to choose from, all of which can be best explored by canal cruise, bike or on foot. Hire a bike and take a tour around the city, then hop off at one of the many stunning canals this amazing city has to offer. If you’re looking to explore authentic Dutch shops, take a trip over to De Negen Straatjes, consisting of nine cobbled streets which are peppered with original boutiques, ornate trinkets and independent shops.SEE ALL GUIDES