The capital of the Netherlands is a strong favourite amongst tourists for a short break due to its great museums and easy going, quirky atmosphere. Amsterdam packs a lot into its relatively small size and visitors will love exploring this compact city along its iconic 400-year-old canals which of course you can do using the local’s favourite mode of transport, the bicycle
Amsterdam is packed full of interesting and unique attractions which will keep you busy during your stay. Visit the home of one of Amsterdam’s most well-known residents and learn about her stories and others like her at the Anne Frank house. The city also has a host of great museums including the world class Van Gogh museum and the grand Rijksmuseum which has an extensive collection of iconic art from the Dutch Masters including Rembrandt’s highly famous The Night Watch. Tourists and locals alike enjoy visiting the beautiful Vondelpark, the city’s very own Central Park where you will find lakes, cafes and plenty of footpaths to stroll along.
For those who love dance music, Amsterdam is a great destination with multiple dance music festivals and world class clubs which will cover all of your EDM desires. If not don’t worry, there is a huge assortment of popular cafes, traditional pubs and designer bars to spend your evening as well as boasting one of the largest and liveliest LGBT scenes in Europe so there really is plenty of choice. You can also wander through Amsterdam’s notorious Red Light District and see an area quite unlike anything here in Scotland.
The uniqueness of the city also covers the dining options to experience during your stay. From dinner cruises to living room restaurants, from in-the-dark dining to the Restaurant de Kas where diners are seated within the giant greenhouse and eat the produce grown there, there is definitely somewhere a little different to get a great meal in the city.