Travel guide - Amsterdam

Amsterdam invites you to enjoy life as it drifts along its canals. The Venice of the North, once the most powerful port in the world, encompasses the legacy of the Golden Age (reflected in the Royal Palace and Rembrandt) and the joy of life lived among its narrow winding streets and brown cafés.

Visit Amsterdam during your stay in Holland and you will taste the sweetness of life that characterises the capital of the Netherlands. An you explore the canals by boat or by bicycle, you can admire the majestic houses of the Golden Age.

After a stop in front of the Royal Palace where you can salute the royal family, it’s time to pay your respects to Anne Frank at the museum named after her. Visit the old Jewish quarter (Jodenbuurt) and discover the modern side of Amsterdam.

Follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt, and discover the wealth of Flemish painting: visit the Rijksmuseum and admire its thousands of important artworks. Alternatively check out the amazing collections at the Hermitage Amsterdam.

During your holiday in Amsterdam you could visit the Van Gogh Museum which boasts the world’s largest collection of works by the great painter. Admire Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers before heading to the Amsterdam Flower Market to see the real thing!

During your stay in Amsterdam, dare to sample some of the crazy spirit that characterises Amsterdam. At the brown cafes (authentic bars where you can relax and chat while enjoying some of the local brew), or the famous coffee shops and underground boutiques, the Jordaan district is the place to chill out in Amsterdam.

Get out and about in Amsterdam, and discover this small but charming city which is traditional and yet very progressive. Amsterdam offers a great quality of life with a dose of characteristic Dutch exuberance.

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