Rich in culture, there is plenty to do here. Famed for its charming gabled canal houses and 1200 bridges crossing the myriad canals, it's an architectural delight. Attractions include Anne Frank's house, eight iconic windmills and a variety of cafes and restaurants. Art lovers will appreciate the examples of Rembrandt and Van Gogh's work on display around the city and at the plentiful museums. See astonishing craftsmen at work with a visit to Gassan Diamonds, or take a trip round the Heineken Experience to discover the secrets of this nationally treasured brew. And no holiday to Amsterdam would be complete without a trip to the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, to experience the beauty of the famous tulips. If you are visiting around Christmas, enjoy the spectacular Light Festival, showcasing the city's landmarks with stunning illuminations.
There are over 350 hotels to suit every budget. These range from designer boutique hotels in the city centre to bed and breakfasts and guest houses. Opt to stay in a breathtaking historical building or choose a modern inn with luxurious facilities. Many hotels feature a Green Key logo, demonstrating their sustainability in this environmentally-aware city.
Amsterdam is easy to reach by road, rail or plane into Schiphol Airport. Public transport is plentiful and efficient, including train, tram, bus, ferry and metro networks. Visitors will be amazed by the stunning Central Station, with its unique multi-storey bicycle flat. There are rental shops all over the city and travelling by bike is one of the best ways to appreciate the charms of Amsterdam.