Cheap Break to Amsterdam
2 Nights incl. 4-Star Hotel & Flights
What better way to shake things up than with a fantastic Cheap break to Amsterdam that I have found online on Skyscanner and Trivago for you! Spend a couple of days wandering the streets of lovely Amsterdam with its charming architecture and its marvelous canals. Cheap Break to Amsterdam With this deal I have managed to […]
Boutique Amsterdam City Break
2 Nights in Stylish Hotel incl. Flights
If you’ve got itchy feet and you feel like you need a sneaky getaway I’ve got just the thing for you! I managed to find this awesome deal with Skyscanner and Hotels.com. With this boutique Amsterdam city break, you can enjoy a stay in a seriously nice hotel that’s in a great location in the […]
Designer Amsterdam Break
2 Nights in Lush Designer Hotel incl. Return Flights
I found you this Designer Amsterdam Break in November 2017! Whether it’s a wild night out in the notorious red light district or a quite stroll through the English-style gardens of Vondelpark you fancy, this city has something for everyone! It’s great city to explore on foot, by bike (as the Dutch do!) or by […]
City Break to Amsterdam
3 Nights in Stylish Design Hotel incl. Flights
City lights, beautiful canals, and an amazing design hotel are calling! City Break to Amsterdam Let’s be honest Amsterdam, one of my favourite European capitals, never gets boring! With this awesome deal I put together with Trivago and Skyscanner you will not only experience the rush of the soaring city but also be treated to some […]
Amsterdam Group Getaway
3 Nights in Fantastic Airbnb with Flights for Group of 4
I found you this Amsterdam Group Getaway in May 2017! Get 3 Nights in a Fantastic Airbnb with Flights for Group of 4 only €308 pp !
Things to do in Amsterdam
Ticket Deals for Attractions
Looking for some fun things for your next trip to the Netherlands? I have gathered a selection of things to do in Amsterdam and found great value tickets to visit the most popular attractions. Museums, breweries or boat tours, you name it, I tell you where to find the best price for your ticket! […]
Amsterdam Short Break
2 Nights in Stylish Hotel with Flights
One of my all-time favourites! :) An Amsterdam short break is always a good idea, whether you go as a couple, a group of friends or with family – it never disappoints. Amsterdam Short Break Lively, colourful, friendly! A getaway to Amsterdam is the best thing you can have on the agenda. With this great […]
Luxurious Amsterdam Getaway
2 Nights incl. 4-Star Hotel and Flights
It is a truly magnificent city. The Dutch capital is one of the most popular destinations on the planet for a short break and after a couple of hours strolling along the canals, your eyes will be opened as to why. I have found an incredible offer on Groupon for 2 nights in a 4-Star […]
Valentines Day in Amsterdam
2 Nights in Stunning 4* With Panoramic Views incl. Breakfast, Free Travel Guide & Flights
The cobbled streets, gorgeous townhouses and tree-lined canals – Valentines Day in Amsterdam is simply heavenly! Valentines Day in Amsterdam I’ve put together a fantastic hotel offer on Travelcircus along with cheap flights on Skyscanner so that you and your loved one can treat yourselves to a romantic escape to the Dutch capital! The flights […]
Weekend in Amsterdam
3 Nights in 4-Star Design Hotel incl. Flights
This city is an all-time favourite. For ever and ever :D Enjoy a weekend in Amsterdam and just induldge :) Weekend in Amsterdam With this great offer I found on Expedia you are treated to most stylish accomodation and great location! ;) Included in the deal are 3 Nights in the 4-star Dutch Design Hotel Artemis […]
Amsterdam city breaks – City breaks to the capital of the Netherlands
One of the most interesting cities in Europe is Amsterdam. If you love city breaks, you simply must take a trip to Amsterdam – the Dutch capital has everything you could possibly want from a short break away. The city in the bay of the Markermeer Lake fascinates visitors with its canals, museums and pulsating nightlife. Take a trip to Amsterdam and be fascinated by what the city has to offer!
- Must see attractions in Amsterdam
- The best offers for your trip to Amsterdam – city tours, hotels and flights
Must-see attractions in Amsterdam
The capital of the Netherlands is located approximately 18 kilometres from the Schiphol Airport. The location is ideal if you are arriving by plane. Once you’ve made it from Schiphol to the dazzling city, the sightseeing begins! There is so much to discover and so many places to visit – the entire city is one single highlight. I would advise planning your trip a few days in advance. Many of the attractions in Amsterdam are close to one another, so you can reach them all by foot. Alternatively, you can buy a day ticket for public transport. With this ticket, you can use trams and busses, to get from one location to the next very quickly. Or do as the locals do and arrange some bike hire. It’s a super easy and quick way to get around!
First stop: canal cruise
An absolute must in Amsterdam is a canal cruise. The city has an endless number of canals and bridges, which is why the city is also called Venice of the North. During a trip along the canal, you will pass many beautiful, traditional Dutch townhouses and get to know the city from the water – you will be enchanted by the houseboats decorated with flowers. The Magere Brug bridge is one of Amsterdam’s landmarks – don’t miss out!
Another highlight is the Rijksmuseum. The National Museum is home to approximately 8,000 exhibits and is located south-west of the city centre. Located at Museumplein, the so-called ‘museum square’, you’ll also find other important museums of the city. In the Diamond Museum you will learn everything about sparkling stones – from mining to trading. The world famous Van Gogh Museum presents the largest collection of the painter’s works.
If you can not get enough of museums, then visit the Stedelijk-Museum – it is also located at Museumplein and is the municipal museum of Amsterdam. The main focus of the collection is based on the works of modern art. Round off your trip with a visit to the Anne Frank House. It is now a museum, but initially served as a hiding place for the Jewish Frank family, who became famous as a result of Anne Frank’s diaries – this is an unforgettable experience… But book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you want to see the Royal Palace and the Church of our Lady on your city tour, you have to go to the main square of the city. Here you will also find the National Monument, as well as two of the cities tallest buildings: an old hotel and the De Bijenkorf department store . The latter is perfect for a break from sightseeing. Another tourist magnet are the Madame Tussauds waxworks – here you’ll be able to rub shoulders with world famous celebrities!
The capital of the Netherlands is characteristic for its many markets. Both small and large markets take place on many days of the week. Those of you who love flea markets should head to the Waterloopein market. Here there are many different products – from clothing to mechanical parts. This particular market takes place every day of the week, except on Sundays. Another popular market is the floating flower market. Although the stalls are located on the water of the canals, you are able walk on solid ground and purchase the flowers, without even stepping on board. A tulip from Amsterdam is a beautiful souvenir to bring back from your trip. The excursion possibilities in Amsterdam are endless.
Bars, Pubs and Clubs
What is the city famous for? Its colourful and pulsating nightlife! Many immediately think of the red light district, where women lure people in from their windows. But the best nights take place in the bars, clubs and discos of the city. Countless shops also cater to every customer’s taste. If you want to enjoy a Heineken or Amstel in friendly company, you should visit a pub. Alternatively, for those of you who do not like beer, Amsterdam offers a wide variety of cocktail bars. If you want to party all night long, there are many clubs with different styles of music. Aside from culture and history, the city is the perfect destination to party and get to know new people.
If you are still fighting fit the next morning, there is another excursion on the agenda. Like many multicultural cities, Amsterdam also has an Asian district: Chinatown. You will feel like you’re in Asia, but you’re actually in Amsterdam city centre. In addition to Chinese delicacies, you can also try Thai, Korean and Japanese cuisine here – it is truly astonishing. In any case, you must visit the largest Buddhist temple in Europe. With all of these unmissable sights, the city of the canals attracts tourists from all over the world. The cities cosmopolitan and multicultural flair are unparalleled. A city break here is a must for everyone! If you’re going for a slightly longer city break to the Netherlands, I recommend an excursion to another, nearby city. The Hague is only about an hour’s drive from Amsterdam – a day trip here is definitely worth it.
The best offers for your trip to Amsterdam at Holidayguru.ie – city tours, hotels and flights
A trip to Amsterdam is worthwhile at any time of the year. That’s why the best Amsterdam offers are always on my blog. In the summer, when the sun is shining. Amsterdam’s sights are gorgeous to look at – a great opportunity to take the perfect photos. For a short break, you can sit by the canal or in a small cafe, and just enjoy the moment. In winter the weather in Amsterdam is not bitterly cold, and sightseeing is particularly fun when everything is covered in snow. In the winter time, many Christmas markets open in the city. If you like the German Christmas markets, you will love the Netherlands!
Amsterdam is particularly popular on New Year’s Eve. If you want to experience the turn of the year in style, then be sure to visit the capital of the Netherlands! On New Year’s Eve, there are countless parties and you can gaze at the amazing fireworks. In spring and autumn, milder temperatures prevail – it is neither too hot nor cold. The best times of the year to visit Amsterdam are during the months of June, July, August, September and October. But ultimately you should decide yourself when you want to visit.
There are many hotels in the city, that cater for everyone’s budget. If you want a luxurious experience, book a room in one of the classy hotels. Whereas if a party holiday is what you’re after, one of the cheap hotels will do the job! I also suggest staying in a centrally located hotel, at the heart of the city, if you want to see as many sights as possible in a short time. But regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll find a hotel deal on my blog which will suit you. Many offers also include catering – the choice is yours! If you are looking for cheap flights as well as a nice hotel, a city trip to Amsterdam would be perfect for you.
Alternatively, a trip to Amsterdam for a wellness break is also worthwhile. There are many deals which allow you to fully relax and recuperate. The wellness hotels have spas, saunas and many other facilities, and they even offer soothing treatments and massages. A city break doesn’t always have to be chaotic!