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Amsterdam is a picturesque city of Golden Age canals, cobbled streets lined with narrow, gabled houses and world-class art museums that more than justifies its reputation as one of Europe’s best destinations for a city break. 

Home to a picture-perfect 60-mile labyrinth of canals crossed by over 1,500 bridges, Amsterdam – The Netherlands’ most populous and capital city – is affectionately known as the ‘Venice of the North’. The canals were built during the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age, and are perhaps the city’s most enduring legacy.

However, there’s much more to Amsterdam than just canals. The compact city centre is characterised by picturesque medieval town squares, flower-lined narrow roads and slender, gabled houses – perfect for exploring on foot, especially during the Christmas period, with the city is dressed in festive finery. When many of the city centre buildings were built, tax was based on how wide the facade of the building was, so narrow, taller houses were built to save money on taxes.

Amsterdam is known for its world-class art museums, and is home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the contemporary Stedelijk Museum. The Dutch capital is also the location of the Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to the Jewish wartime diarist in the same building she hid from the Nazis in during World War Two. People-watching is a popular pastime in Amsterdam, with the city centre’s canals lined with plenty of cafés. 

The city is surrounded by a picturesque patchwork of flat fields, dotted with windmills and crisscrossed by dykes, that burst into colour when the tulips bloom, around April. 

Our featured Amsterdam tours

Immerse yourself in the character, charm and culture of medieval Amsterdam’s cobblestone streets on an escorted tour with Newmarket Holidays.

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Amsterdam FAQs

First trip to Amsterdam? Here are a few questions you might have.

  • Thanks to its location, Amsterdam has a typical maritime climate, consisting of mild summers and cold winters, with rain throughout the year. The driest time of the year tends to be between April and September, with the temperatures at their highest in July, with averages of around 20°C.

  • Most tourists tend to visit Amsterdam between April and September, when the chance of rain is at its lowest and the temperatures are higher. April and May are particularly good months to visit, when the daffodils and tulips bloom. Christmas is also a good time of the year to travel to Amsterdam.

  • In Amsterdam, they speak Dutch, although English is widely spoken. Below are a few useful phrases in Dutch:

     

               Hello  – hallo

               Goodbye  – vaarwel

               Please  – alstublieft

               Thank you  – dank u

               Do you speak English?  – spreekt u Engels?

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