Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, sits along a network of UNESCO-listed historic canals in the province of North Holland. Also known as the ‘Venice of the North’, this picturesque city with its gabled facades and cultural heritage holds the promise of a memorable vacation. Numerous museums and important landmarks scattered across the city provide a substantial dose of history. Music buffs can look forward to attending performances by world-class virtuosos at one of many renowned concert halls. Sprawling fields filled with colorful tulips as well as other blooms and ancient windmills by the water beckon you to explore open spaces. Biking and canal cruises are ideal ways of enjoying a unique perspective of this city by the water. While there is plenty to keep you busy in this cosmopolitan hub, find time to explore Amsterdam’s culinary scene for a taste of authentic Dutch cuisine. The city’s vibrant nightlife scene is underscored by a large number of discotheques and excellent jazz clubs. Typical bruine kroegs or brown cafes offering artisanal beer see packed terraces during the summer months and are not to be missed!
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam makes for a luxurious base to explore the historic and cultural attractions of this city. Situated on the scenic edge of a canal, the hotel is a former shipping house, later renovated to incorporate contemporary comforts with heritage appeal.
Hotel Estherea in Amsterdam makes for the perfect base to explore the many attractions of this vibrant city. Looking out on the Singel, Amsterdam’s oldest canal, this boutique hotel on UNESCO’s world heritage list is within walking distance of historic sites like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum.