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Amsterdam City Breaks

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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.

Insider Tip

If you're looking for a break from the bustling centre, be sure to take a walk along the peaceful canals of the Jordaan district.



Must See

 

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Rijksmuseum The stunning National Museum of the Netherlands holds masterpieces by Vermeer, Averkamp and Rembrandt.

Anne Frank Huis Prepare the be moved as you visit the tiny hide-out shared by Anne Frank and her family.

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Must Do

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Take a canal boat tour for the perfect introduction.

Catch your breath in bustling Dam Square, packed with buskers and street performers.

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Food & Drink

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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 trey a Jenever or Dutch gin.

 

 


Shopping

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There are plenty of souvenirs to bring home from Amsterdam; a pair of clogs; some pretty Delftware; a bottle of Jenever or, if you're lucky, a diamond from the diamond factory. At the flower market or at the Keukenhof, you can order bulbs to be shipped home.



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Excursions

Panoramic City Tour
Tour Amsterdam's famous sights by coach and boat. Including the Royal Palace, Skinny Bridge, a windmill on the Amstel and a diamond factory.

Departs: daily 9.30 (07 Nov - 21 Mar) 10.00 (22 Mar - 04 Nov). Duration: 3.5 hours approx.
Adult from £22.

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