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amsterdam City Breaks

Amsterdam is a vibrant and diverse city perfect for a City Break as it has a relatively small city centre which means all the main sights are within easy reach. The city is famed for its great museums, such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, its canals, amazing nightlife and relaxed atmosphere. Direct flights are available from most UK airports.

Amsterdam has a relatively small city centre, which makes it perfect for a short break as all the main sights are within easy reach of one another.  If you like culture, there are museums galore. If you like romance, there’s a network of pretty canals and cosy cafes and if you like a city that parties, the amazing nightlife set against a relaxed, liberal atmosphere make this city quite unique. Amsterdam city breaks really do offer something for everyone.

What to see...

Amsterdam is home to a number of world famous museums, which make it perfect if you are looking for a cultural short break.  Start your break with a visit to the Vincent Van Gogh museum and browse more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without a trip to Anne Frank’s House to relive the moving story of Anne Frank and her family who hid in a secret annex during World War Two. The Rijksmuseum is Amsterdam's largest and most popular museum, the central attraction being the collection of 17th-century Dutch Masters, featuring canvases from some of the finest artists in history, including Rembrandt and Vermeer. If you’re up for more, try the Stedelijk Museum, which has by far the best collection of modern art in the country. If you feel like you have had enough of museums, then there is Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District…definitely an eye-opener and not for the faint hearted!

Where to stay...

We have been tailor making city breaks to Amsterdam since 2000 and consequently we are very well placed to personally recommend a selection of quality hotels with our own special rates. There are flights to Amsterdam from over 30 airports in the UK and Ireland, so getting away has never been easier.

Whether you prefer superb value for money 2 star hotels or the luxury of a 5 star hotel we have the perfect choice.

If you are looking for a quality 2 star hotel close to the museums, we would recommend the Acro Hotel. Rooms are small (like most hotel rooms in Amsterdam!) but clean and modern and the staff are friendly.  The 3 star Bellevue Hotel comes highly recommended and is located right in the heart of Amsterdam near the Central Station, making it an excellent base for exploring the city.  If you are looking for a 4 star hotel then why not try the Golden Tulip Hotel Amsterdam Centre? Located in the historical heart of the city this is a modern hotel, just a short walk from both Central Station and Dam Square.

In Our Opinion

Small, compact yet bursting with life - that’s Amsterdam. Canals, museums, nightlife and a whole lot of fun await you!

Customers Say

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Ideal For

Short breaks
Museums and art galleries
Cafe culture
Bike rides along the canals
Vibrant nightlife