Amsterdam breaks are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people fly over on a long weekend or during the school holidays. In many ways, Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a city break. You’ll find countless fascinating attractions and world-famous museums, as well as a rich history with beautiful examples of 17th-century architecture. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway with family as well as friends. The nightlife in Amsterdam is also one of the most lively out of all countries in Europe, making Amsterdam breaks a top choice if you want to go clubbing and partying. So what should you definitely not miss on an Amsterdam break?
- If museums are your thing, there are dozens of excellent choices. The largest and most celebrated ones are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. You can also find other more peculiar ones such as the museums of Torture, Prostitution (Red Light Secrets) or Handbags and Purses. For families with children, the NEMO Science Museum and Micropia are both highly recommended.
- Amsterdam is quite compact and everything is relatively close together. So walking to places is definitely doable. However, if you’re short on time during your Amsterdam break you can always rent a bike to get around. This is actually the most popular way to travel in the city (you’ll see thousands of bicycles everywhere). There are also several guided bike tours available, which are a good option if you want to visit the most important landmarks of the city in a more active way.
- An Amsterdam break would not be complete without getting to know the city’s historic canal district. More than 100 kilometers of canals divide the old center, and the canal belt as a whole is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. A popular way to explore them and see the historic buildings along their banks is by taking a canal cruise.
What’s the best place to buy cheap tickets for fun activities?
You can find cheap tickets to these and many other fun things to do during Amsterdam breaks on the Tours & Tickets website. As well as offering cheap tickets to attractions in Amsterdam, there are also several trips available that will take you to other cities and traditional villages in the surroundings (a full list is available here).