Travelling to Amsterdam is a real treat, whether you're visiting with a group of friends, your family or are on a romantic getaway for two. After all, this gorgeous city offers a little bit of something for everyone.
If you're planning a holiday to Amsterdam, you'll have plenty to think about before you leave, from organising your transportation – planes, trains and automobiles are all options to consider – through to deciding which sights to see and what to pack.
Choosing the right accommodation is also important and if you're looking for a great room at the best price, Vacenza can help you to find the ideal Amsterdam hotel quickly and easily.
Canals, cafes and culture
Amsterdam is famous for its beautiful tree-lined canals, which weave through the city. Taking some time to wander the canal paths can be a great way to start your exploration of the city, or why not hop on a bicycle and get around town the way the locals do?
Meanwhile, a tour aboard a canal boat could give you the chance to see Amsterdam from a different perspective. As you float along, under picturesque bridges and past historic churches, you'll also be able to spot brightly coloured tall houses and merchants' mansions.
If you're interested in art, then the Van Gogh Museum is a must. With the world's largest collection of works by the eponymous artist – around 200 paintings and 400 drawings – the museum attracts some 1.5 million visitors a year. It is also home to a number of works by other impressionists and contemporaries of Van Gogh.
The Anne Frank House is another popular destination and visitors can explore the tiny hidden annex where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis for nearly two years. Today, the house serves as a museum with a permanent display showing the original diary, as well as a number of changing exhibitions.
Other top sights include the Rijksmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, the Jewish Historical Museum and the Museum Amstelkring, which is situated in a canal house that has been stunningly restored to its 17th-century glory.
Meanwhile, intrepid travellers may want to see the notorious red light district for themselves. As one of the oldest parts of the city, a trip during daylight hours could be interesting – but at night, the neon lights and unabashed window displays transform the area.
Alternatively, if you're looking for a place to unwind, then head to the Begijnhof. This quiet square features some lovely landscaping and it's the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch when the sun is shining.
You could also opt to head to a cafe to enjoy a warm drink or your favourite tipple. These lively places can be a great way to experience the friendly culture and get a glimpse into genuine Dutch life.
Start planning your trip today
No matter how you plan to spend your time while on a getaway to Amsterdam, you'll be sure to want clean and comfortable accommodation to go back to at the end of the day.
To find affordable Amsterdam hotel rooms and to make reservations, be sure to visit the Vacenza website.
Simply provide a few details of your trip – like the dates and number of people travelling – and we'll give you a list of results to choose from. Then it's just a question of deciding which one is the best for you. It only takes a few minutes, and you'll be one step closer to a relaxing break in this wonderful destination.