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Amsterdam City Breaks 2016

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Take a Weekend Break to Amsterdam

A small city with a big heart – Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and lively nightlife make it the ideal destination for a memorable city break in Europe.

Amsterdam city breaks are renowned for canals and coffee shops. If you are heading to the Netherlands there is so much more to see and do in Amsterdam. Bask in the sunshine of the iconic Vondelpark, perhaps with a book or battered guitar. Discover the powerful experience of a visit to Anne Frank’s annexe and the history behind her story. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and journey Amsterdam’s historic streets before indulging in a warm stroopwafel from the Albert Cuyp Market.

Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge art galleries, romantic cobbled lanes or historic museums, you’ll love the diversity that Amsterdam holidays bring.

See the Sights

A city of contrasts, there is a wealth of accommodation and deals on offer in Amsterdam, whatever your style. From 5-star luxury to 3-star comfort and everything in between, there is always somewhere comfortable for you to stay during your Amsterdam weekend breaks. Stay in the charming historical centre for an irresistible city buzz, striking architecture and mouth-watering food. From French, Japanese and Italian fare to traditional Dutch cuisine, there are a great many delicious things to eat and drink. Those looking for cheap city breaks and people who prefer a little luxury will be equally well-accommodated for, our selection of hotels allowing Amsterdam to suit everyone.

For museums, galleries and cultural treats, stay close to Leidse Square. As well as the historic Stadsschouwburg, this area of the city often becomes a makeshift stage for a myriad of performers – from jugglers and instrumentalists to singers and fire-eaters. And if you fancy an ever greater dose of artistic prowess, take a daytrip to the port city of Rotterdam to indulge in historic landmarks, modernised architecture and a windmill or two.

Out and About in Amsterdam

No Amsterdam city breaks are complete without a trip along the famous canals. Explore the waterways in a hired boat to really get a feel of the city’s beauty, or take a magical dinner cruise by night for the ultimate in romantic ambience. As you meander through the city’s water labyrinths, don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Bloemenmarkt – the only floating flower market in the world.

If you’re not journeying by boat, explore this city by foot or bike. With many areas only a short ride away on one of the city’s famous bicycles, there’s no excuse not to try out some of the delicious locally brewed beers at a local Bruine Kroeg, or head to the Niewwezjids Voorburgwa district for some fashionable bars.

To complete your city breaks to Amsterdam, sample some of its eclectic nightlife. From avant-garde haunts to old newspaper offices masquerading as hip nightclubs, there is a plethora of places to go and things to experience – whether you’re a techno fan or an old-school music lover. The city of Utrecht is also home to a bustling nightlife, attributed to its student population – pay a visit to the vibrant city, if not for the boogie, then for the imposing De Dom Church, the snaking canals and charming pedestrianized streets.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Dutch (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Amsterdam Schiphol
Flight time: 1 hour

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Budget breaks

Amsterdam is an ideal choice for those looking for a cheap city break. There is a large selection of delicious street food to choose from and luxurious affordable accommodation within the city centre. Learn more about this fascinating city as you wander in and out of the museums or explore the enchanting markets and pick up a few bargains for a memorable budget holiday.

Things to Do

There is almost no better place in Europe for a weekend break than Amsterdam. With a wealth of museums, bars, clubs, brown cafés, markets, coffee houses and attractions there is something for everyone and you will not be left short of things to do during your trip. One thing is for sure though; you will have a hard time leaving once the weekend is over!


If you are looking to indulge in a city break to Amsterdam with your loved one then the beautiful surroundings are sure to get sparks flying. Enjoy a quiet Dutch evening strolling along the Signel Canal as the stars are just beginning to peek out . Or, hire a private canal boat for a truly special experience. You can also choose to explore the city by a hired horse and carriage if you fancy something a little bit different.

Anne Frank House

One must-visit during trips to Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House - this truly fascinating museum gives visitors a real insight into the life of Anne Frank and though it can be quite tear jerking, it is a mind opening experience which is well worth embarking on during your city break to Amsterdam.