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22 March 2024 | 3 nights | 2 people
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Amsterdam: 3-night city break w/luggage & flights

£400pp

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Amsterdam: Esteemed hotel featuring Michelin-starred dining and pristine spa

£313pp

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Amsterdam: Modern hotel with designer rooms in a prime location

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About 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

February

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

August

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

November

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

Books inspired by Amsterdam

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Amsterdam holiday

Why the Dutch are Different

Ben Coates

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

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Alternative Amsterdam Guide – Exploring Identity, Technology & A Contemporary Amsterdam Art Scene

16th January 2024 by The Life of a Social Butterfly

Are you in search of an unconventional guide to Amsterdam that goes beyond the usual tourist spots? Well, look no further! In this post, we will delve into Amsterdam's hidden treasures, fascinating contemporary art museums, and the city's advancements in technology and society. Get ready to discover a whole new side of Amsterdam that will leave you in awe. With its picturesque canals and relaxed atmosphere, Amsterdam has always been a magnet for visitors from all over the world. But there's so...

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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!...

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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,...

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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....

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Locals' Guide to Amsterdam

12th July 2023 by Budget Traveller

Drawing on my two decades of experience visiting Amsterdam, as well as the assistance of my hostel owners' friends, I have compiled a list of the best places to visit in the city....

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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....

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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....

Weather in Amsterdam

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Amsterdam

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January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December