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Win yourself a holiday to Amsterdam
Unmistakable and unique, Amsterdam's canals and gabled houses give the city an historic elegance recalling its seafaring past. Add a wealth of galleries and museums, fine dining and a buzzing nightlife, and you have the ideal city break destination.
The highlights of Dutch cuisine include herrings served every which way (raw, cooked and pickled), smoked eel and chops with mayonnaise. Gouda and Edam are the best known cheeses, but there are plenty of others to sample. For pudding, select applegebak, traditional Dutch apple pie, or find a pancake house or poffertjes stall, selling light, fluffy mini pancakes with choice of toppings.
A legacy of the Netherlands' colonial past is the rijsttafel, a feast of up to 25 Indonesian dishes served together with rice. Wash it down with a lass of pils or wheat beer, and don't forget to try a Jenever or Dutch gin.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Amsterdam, our top picks for the best time to travel would be February, August and November
A romantic city which remains attractive throughout the year, the climate in Amsterdam is never really extreme. In Feb the tourist season hasn't started so there'll be less crowds and cheaper options
Although it's peak season the city is at its balmy best - perfect for a canal-side stroll or bike ride, a boat tour, or soaking up the café terrace ambience
Autumn in Amsterdam is a beautiful time to visit with the rich red hues of the trees framing the canal bridges while festive fairy lights twinkle and delicious confectionary smells fill the air
Things to do in Amsterdam
Books inspired by Amsterdam
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Amsterdam holiday
Stranded at Schiphol Airport, author Ben Coates called up a Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier, went for dinner, and stayed for good. He explores the hidden heart of the small but fascinating country. National and social history and travelogue all combine to make a well-written and readable book, perfect for anyone who loves The Netherlands or is thinking of going.
Amsterdam Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
What to Do in Amsterdam When it Rains
28th November 2023 by The Life of a Social Butterfly
Arrived in Amsterdam to rain? Amsterdam has almost as many rainy days as London, but you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of things to do in Amsterdam when it rains to keep the blues away!...
Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam: A FascinatingCombination of Culture & Adventure
12th September 2023 by PommieTravels
Amsterdam, nestled within the vibrant embrace of the Netherlands, is a city that offers a dynamic canvas where rich history, diverse culture, and an infectious energy converge. Its tapestry is woven with picturesque canals, world-renowned museums, and a culinary landscape that tantalizes the taste buds. Whether you're a history buff or an art enthusiast eager to delve into masterpieces, Amsterdam has something to offer for everyone. Here are the top 10 things to do in this fascinating city,...
What To Do In Amsterdam For A Day
21st September 2023 by The Rare Welsh Bit
Discover the best ways to spend a day in Amsterdam, from must-see attractions to delightful dining spots. Renowned for its picturesque canal bridges adorned with vibrant flowers, unique coffee shops, and a cycling-friendly atmosphere, Amsterdam ranks high among Europe's top city break destinations. Many tourists allocate a minimum of one day to explore this captivating city....
4 Top Ways for Travelling to Amsterdam from the UK Without Flying
16th May 2023 by The Wandering Quinn
Amsterdam is an incredible city, and if you're looking for ways to get there from the UK without flying, there are plenty of options. From taking the train to hopping on a ferry, you can find a way to get to Amsterdam that suits your needs....
Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Amsterdam
21st April 2023 by Two Monkey's Travel
An ideal travel destination, with a unique geographical layout from canals and houseboats to bridges and the rich culture, there are tons of things to do in Amsterdam. If you are not visiting the museum to get some history knowledge, you are probably cycling the city or sampling chef Hans Geertsema’s inventive cuisine or, better yet, relaxing and enjoying a cozy cocktail in one of the luxury hotels in Amsterdam....
15 Most romantic things to do in Amsterdam
16th April 2023 by Italian Trip Abroad
Amsterdam is known for its beautiful canals, charming architecture, and rich culture. So it’s no surprise that this city is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway in Europe. So whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary, or just a weekend getaway, Amsterdam has something to offer...
Weather in Amsterdam
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Amsterdam