City Breaks in Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Breaks

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Getting to, from and around Amsterdam

With low cost airlines offering return flights to Amsterdam from various points across the UK starting at £39 per person, getting to Amsterdam is easy on a budget.

In a few years, Deutsche Bahn will introduce direct rail services between London and Amsterdam, however, you can also get to Amsterdam on the Eurostar to Brussels and then change.

Getting around Amsterdam is perfect on foot or by bike. Why not take a walking or cycling tour of the city?

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Things to do in Amsterdam

There is plenty to see and do in Amsterdam so whatever your interests there will be something to keep you occupied and entertained.

If visiting in the summer months, be sure to visit the city's Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and home to plenty of wildlife, sculptures and an open air theatre. Take the tram or bus to Leidseplein and walk across the canal to the Flevoroute path near the Bjorg van den Berg store.

The Anne Frank House, located 20 mins walk from the Central Station, is the museum dedicated to the World War Two diarist. The museum showcases the various well known aspects of her life in hiding from the Nazi regime. Anne Frank's sombre and moving, yet inspiring story is certainly one to discover on a trip to Amsterdam.

At the 200 year old Rijksmuseum,, you can learn about the history of Amsterdam, with beautiful pieces of artwork from the likes of Rembrandt, Borch and Michelangelo.

Van Gogh Museum

Situated in the Museumkwartier, the Van Gogh Museum, one of the city's best art galleries, is a must for art fanatics. Even if you're not, it's still a must-see with over 200 paintings from the man himself. Open Tuesday to Sunday, the museum also features hundreds of his drawings and paintings, as well as research facilities and temporary exhibitions.

Dam Square

Dam Square could be considered the beating heart of Amsterdam. From here, canals and streets spread out, encompassing the city. It's here you'll find shops, attractions and the Koninklijk Palais, the impressive seventeenth century Royal Palace.

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Where to stay in Amsterdam

Whatever your budget, an Amsterdam holiday is fun and affordable, but it's important pick the area you stay wisely. From the Centrum to De Pijp, each area of Amsterdam has something unique to offer.

On the budget end, well rated hostel dorm rooms from £3.50, and hostel private rooms from £12 mean comfortable and affordable accommodation.

If you are after a little more luxury, good three-star hotels cost from £42 per night or even less with one of's Top Secret® hotels and can even be combined with flights to create a low-cost city break holiday.

Try the Bulldog Hotel for budget stays or the Hotel Central Park for something a little nicer but still on a budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Amsterdam is arguably a year-round city, with Christmas markets in the Winter, cycle rides in the Summer, and mild weather during the Spring and Autumn.

Three full days is a good amount of time for first time visitors to spend in Amsterdam, allowing you to discover the city, visit attractions and try out various restaurants.

Amsterdam regularly ranks in the top 10 safest cities in Europe. Like most cities, it's important to stay safe and aware when visiting.

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