Amsterdam Holidays & City Breaks 2021
Amsterdam holidays are simply bliss. The buzzing Dutch capital, is a gorgeous city of gabled mansions, trams, canals and parks, making it one of the most popular destinations for a European City Break.
Amsterdam tourist attractions
Perfect for a city break in 2022, the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is home to a trio of historic art museums, like the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh museum.
Plus, a host of other attractions that range from Anne Frank’s House, to the Rembrandt House Museum, to the lovely floating flower market.
There are oodles of inviting cafés offering delicious coffee, boutiques, galleries and street markets. Don’t miss the famous Albert Cuypmarket, where you will find accessories, clothes and shoes (don’t forget your clogs), food, spices, furniture and more.
Where to stay in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, is famous for its nightlife and liberal lifestyle, so if that’s the type of holiday you’re after, De Pijp is a great place to stay.
For a more family-friendly city break, Plantage is a good option because of its quiet atmosphere and nearby attractions, such as the Hortus Botanicus, the Artis zoo, and many museums.
Wherever you decide to stay there are plenty of cheap hotel deals and a great selection of boutique and luxury hotels to choose from.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is around 20 minutes via public transport to the Amsterdam Centraal station. Don’t forget, there is also the option of Eurostar if you are travelling from London.
Amsterdam is great for:
- Last minute holidays - Amsterdam is great for christmas markets during the festive season, full of tulips in January, and warm and lively in the summer. Check out our range of centrally located bed and breakfast hotels.
- City breaks - If you’re looking for a cheap weekend break or a longer holiday, Amsterdam is a great option. Once you’re there, you can enjoy free walking tours, free boat trips along the waterways or hire a bike for little money to cycle around the city like the locals.
Why book Amsterdam holidays
Top city attractions
The Anne Frank House, Royal Palace of Amsterdam & Dam Square
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Everything from small jazz cafés to rock gigs and cool underground clubs
Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are a total must
Unmissable art scene
From Rembrandt to Van Gogh + a vibrant contemporary art scene
Explore the city
Take a stroll down the picturesque streets of Jordaan
Explore the local markets
Home to amazing food, flowers, books and antique markets!
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Your guide to Amsterdam holidays
Things to do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam weekend breaks transport you to a city that truly has something for everyone: superb museums, beautiful canals, elegant architecture, gorgeous parks and some of the best shopping, restaurants and nightlife to be found anywhere. Plus, there is such a wide range of hotels you can definitely find the right spot for you, even at the last minute.
Amsterdam's top attractions
- Anne Frank's House - Embark on a self-guided tour around the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during WWII.
- Rijksmuseum/Stedelijk/Van Gogh Museum - Culture buffs will be drawn to the trio of world-class art museums.
- Vondelpark - Enjoy a bicycle ride around this vast green area located in the city.
- Dam Square - The city's main square which features the Royal Palace.
- Nine Streets/Jordaan Neighbourhood - Amsterdam is a brilliant city for shopping, these areas both have independent boutiques and galleries – and the city’s famous cafés are perfect for a break.
What our local experts say
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Your Amsterdam questions answered
The centre of Amsterdam is often simply referred to as Amsterdam Centre. But locally it is known as Centrum or Binnenstad which literally means ‘inner city’.
Top Amsterdam hotels
5 Star Hotels
4 Star Hotels
- Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Roemer
- Sir Adam Hotel
- Catalonia Vondel Amsterdam
- Park Centraal Amsterdam
- Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
- Hotel JL No76
- Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
- NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
- Ozo Hotel
- Hotel Estheréa
- Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam
- NH Amsterdam Schiller
- Eden Hotel Amsterdam
- NH City Centre
- Xo Hotels Couture
- Best Western Plus Amsterdam Airport Hotel
- Hotel V Fizeaustraat
- Room Mate Aitana
- Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
- Hotel Notting Hill
- Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam Rembrandtpark
- NH Amsterdam Caransa
- Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
- The Manor Amsterdam
- Monet Garden Hotel Amsterdam
- NH Amsterdam Zuid
- NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter
- NH Amsterdam Centre
- Xo Hotels Park West
- Xo Hotels Blue Tower
- Westcord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam
- Van Der Valk Hotel A4 Schiphol
- Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
- Dutch Design Hotel Artemis
- Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American
- Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam
- Inntel Hotels Amsterdam-Zaandam
- Grand Hotel Amstelveen
- Hotel van de Vijsel
- Amadi Park Hotel
- Urban Lodge Hotel
- Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Mercier
- Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam-Amstel
- Hotel Pontsteiger
- Olympic Hotel
- Mai Amsterdam
- Best Western Plus Hotel Amstelveen
3 Star Hotels
- Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel
- Gr8 Hotel Amsterdam Riverside
- Amsterdam ID Aparthotel
- Quentin Amsterdam Hotel
- The Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Library Amsterdam
- WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam
- Central Park Hotel
- Hotel Avenue
- Hotel Nova
- Xo Hotels Blue Square
- Delta Hotel City Center
- Tropen Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia
- Hotel Beethoven Amsterdam
- Xo Hotels City Centre
- Hotel Cornelisz
- Hotel CC
- Xo Hotel Inner
- Hotel V Frederiksplein
- Hotel Casa Amsterdam
- Hotel City Garden Amsterdam
- The Bank Hotel
- Hotel Campanile Amsterdam Zuidoost
- Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center
- France Hotel
- Hotel De Looier
- Best Western Zaan Inn
- The ED Amsterdam
- Hotel Atlas Vondelpark
- Melrose Hotel
- The Arcade Hotel
- Hotel Espresso City Centre
- Xo Hotels Infinity
2 Star Hotels
1 Star Hotels
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Prices last checked at 05:55 20 January 2021