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Short City Breaks to Amsterdam
With your next weekend break you must plan a holiday package to the Cultural Capital of Holland, Amsterdam. With its beautiful canals running through the city centre, Amsterdam earned itself the honorary name of "the Venice of the Netherlands". Amsterdam is physically small, beautiful, relatively quiet, and an unusual city in that it has all the advantages of a big city – culture, history, food, entertainment, good transport.
If you're planning a city break in Amsterdam, there are a lot of places you shouldn't miss. The largest park of the city, Vondelpark, close to the Leidseplein and the big museums, is always alive with skaters, joggers and all sorts of street performers. During your city break you must visit Amsterdam's most famous day market, with stalls lining both sides of the Albert Cuyp street. The canals of course are one of the major attractions of the 'Venice of the North'. By daytime already very charming, by night they become even more enchanting because a lot of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. The flower market on the Singel between the Munt tower and the Koningsplein is one of the most colourful, sweet-smelling sightseeing attractions in Amsterdam.
Waterlooplein is the host to Amsterdam's largest flea-market, the merchandise has become more geared towards visiting tourists with lots of second-hand apparel and smoking paraphernalia, but for cheap clothes it's still hard to beat. The Reguliersdwarsstraat is a street lined with bright and cheery cafes, restaurants and clubs. Especially in summertime, on warmer evenings the street in front of the bars is a favourite hangout for many locals and tourists. The popularity of Rembrandtplein has arised along with the café terraces that are packed during summer with people enjoying a pleasant drink and watching the world go by. The so-called Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is probably the most famous bridge in Amsterdam; white-painted drawbridge has spanned the River Amstel since 1672.
Amsterdam is one of the most colorful cities in the world and why not, where else do you find so many places of interest, famous museums, cozy pubs and fun shops and (flower) markets. It is a city of peaceful streets and canals, historic houses and neighborhoods, an exciting, youthful nightlife, and bustling commerce. It attracts, and keeps attracting, travellers from all over the world.
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Tourist Relevant Information:
Amsterdam City Metropolitan Area Code: AMS
International Phone Code: +31 20
Standard Time: GMT + 1
Served by all the major international airlines, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is considered to be one of the finest in Europe in terms of both its facilities and efficiency, located 8.7 miles (14 km) SW of Amsterdam. The Hilton Amsterdam is in one of the City's most exclusive areas. Ideally located for both business and leisure travellers. The Hotel borders a canal and overlooks its own garden and marina. In the fashionable heart of sparkling Amsterdam City, you'll find a unique and small five-star hotel; The Bilderberg Garden Hotel/ Mangerie de Kersentuin. This culinary hotel combines international style and luxury with welcoming hospitality and personal attention in a warm, intimate atmosphere.
Article written by Annie Jones, Short breaks to Amsterdam.