Amsterdam is one of the world most beautiful destinations offering a great short city break option. It’s proximity to the UK and number of cheap flights make the city a very popular choice for couples, groups and families.
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.
Small Streets and Bicycles
The city has many small streets and cycling is the most popular way of getting around so keep your wits about you!
Amsterdam History & Sights
Something else that you want to do while you are in Amsterdam is to take in some of the history. Here is where you can see Anne Frank's House, which is a museum of major historical importance. You should spend an afternoon at this location.
Another thing that you want to do is take a boat tour through the canal. During this time you will learn a lot about Amsterdam and the history that surrounds this place. You can usually hop on and off of these tours, and this will allow you to have time at each of the places where you wish to stop and look.
The Famous Coffee Shops
Amsterdam is famous for its small coffee shops and bars that you can visit. These are the places where you will be able to be exposed to the most culture while you are in Amsterdam. You can take your time while you are at these places, and really be able to find out what life in Amsterdam is really like.
Another thing that you will want to be sure to do on your Amsterdam city break is to take an afternoon and rent bicycles. You will be able to then ride around the city and explore. This is one of the best things that you can do because it will give you a chance to explore the city on your own terms. Just be sure that you take a map, because Amsterdam can be very confusing if you don't know where you are going.
Remember that while you are in Amsterdam you want to be sure that you are taking advantage of the friendly people and glorious views. Both of these things can be found simply by taking an afternoon to explore.