Amsterdam

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Amsterdam which includes heritage architecture, street scenes and night scenes

Wander around a fairy-tale lattice of canals and captivating neighborhoods, where old-world charm is fused with modern luxury and world-famous nightlife.

It doesn't matter when you go to Amsterdam, it's always a great city destination. Stroll through the shopping streets, bump into a film crew, enjoy some great markets and visit world-famous museums. You'll soon understand why millions of people flock to this city every year!

After the Spanish conquered Antwerp at the end of the 15th century, a lot to rich Flemish Jews fled to Amsterdam. When the Dutch East India Company was established in 1602, a lot of these Belgian immigrants invested in it. Amsterdam became a major business centre creating a long period of wealth, the Golden Age. The city grew quickly and the famous canals were built.

Today, most people visit Amsterdam for its historic buildings and canals. But the city has a lot more to offer than that! For example, great shopping in The Nine Streets and lovely cafés in P.C. Hooftstraat, the street to be if you’re looking for exclusive boutiques. From P.C. Hooftstraat, you can walk to the Albert Cuyp Market and take in the typical atmosphere of Amsterdam.

If you’re in town with the kids, take them to Artis or NEMO. Step out onto NEMO's roof and enjoy a great view of the city. And don’t forget, the 'must sees' such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and of course the Anne Frank House.

If you want to go out and would like to avoid tourists, steer clear of Leidseplein and head for the Jordaan or the Pijp instead.

Most of the sights and shopping streets are within walking distance of each other. But if you want to go from the Dam to Vondelpark and from there to Artis, the trams and buses are the best way of getting around.

You can fly to Amsterdam from all of the major cities in the UK or take the train from St Pancras. If you're travelling by car or bus, you can take the ferry from Harwich, Folkestone or Dover. Parking, however, can be a more costly option in Amsterdam, but the least expensive choice is one of the many park and ride (P+R) parking lots just outside the city centre. The most practical ones are to be found Olympic Stadium or Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

It doesn't matter how often you've been to Amsterdam, you'll always find something new to experience.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Hotel Casa Amsterdam
Hotel Casa Amsterdam
3.5 out of 5
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, Amsterdam, 1097 BC
The price is £108 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Amsterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Location and breakfast are good."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Hotel Casa Amsterdam
ibis Amsterdam Centre
ibis Amsterdam Centre
3 out of 5
Stationsplein 49, Amsterdam, 1012 AB
The price is £145 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Amsterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (956 reviews)
"Me encanto este Hotel. Super recomendado. Perfecta ubicacion, buen personal, limpio y comodo."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

ibis Amsterdam Centre
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Jan Plezierweg 2, Schiphol, 1118 BB
The price is £156 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Schiphol. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,649 reviews)
"Excellent modern pod hotel, terrific cozy bedding, great experience thanks citizenM 😃"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Corendon Apartments Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel
Corendon Apartments Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel
285 Schipholweg, Badhoevedorp, NH, 1171 PL
The price is £120 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Badhoevedorp. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (12 reviews)
"I absolutely loved our stay. The hotel was amazing. My suggestions is that the plane outside be free for guest and not an additional ticket. We had an issue while checking in and the front desk giving us the wrong prices of parking then she became unhelpful. We also had a lady in the restaurant who ..."

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2022

Corendon Apartments Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
4 out of 5
De Ruijterkade 127, Amsterdam, 1011AC
The price is £169 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Amsterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (386 reviews)
"Fantastic accommodations in Amsterdam! Very secure and safe area. Modern, spacious, meticulously cleaned apartment merely steps away from the train station. Five to ten minute walk to quintessential Amsterdam. Highly recommend this property; I would definitely bring our family back again!"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments Amsterdam Suites
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
4 out of 5
Plantage Middenlaan 40, Amsterdam, 1018 DG
The price is £130 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Amsterdam. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and an LCD TV. Popular attractions Artis and Dam Square are located nearby. Discover ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (60 reviews)
"A bit far away from downtown Amsterdam but close to the zoo and various restaurants - extremely high ceiling and great amenities. We could hear people outside due to the layout of the hotel but that is because it is a studio. Would recommend."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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