City breaks in
Amsterdam City

The city of canals and quirky cafés

From its charming cobbled streets to its vibrant art scene, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is the ideal city break candidate. Made up of unusual museums, art galleries, quirky cafés, restaurants and epic clubs, a holiday to Amsterdam City will be a memorable one. Hop on board one of Amsterdam’s infamous canal boats and lose yourself on the meandering waterways. For those keen to stay on dry land, explore the city on two wheels - cycling on your Amsterdam holiday is a must. Café culture is big in the Dam, so you’ll never be too far from the perfect spot to linger over a coffee or do some people-watching. And if you’re looking for a destination steeped in history, you’re in the right place too. Head to the Amsterdam Museum and visit the Canal House to learn all about the local communities.

Your Amsterdam City questions, answered

The bicycle is the city's symbol and the best way to get around. Pick up a rental bike and peddle your way through the city.

Amsterdam is a year-round destination. Avoid the peak tourist season by visiting in spring or come in autumn before the Christmas markets set up.

For a hearty savoury snack, try bitterballen - deep-fried meatballs covered in breadcrumbs served withhot mustard. Then for dessert, opt for stroopwaffel - buttery caramel waffles.

Best things to do in Amsterdam City

Visit the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum's stunning exterior is matched by an interior stuffed to the rafters with important art from masters such as Rembrandt.

Wander in the Old Centre

As the name suggests, this charming part of the city was Amsterdam’s original settlement. You’ll find traditional architecture and iconic monuments aplenty.

Picnic in Vondelpark

The largest green space in the city, Vondelpark is often jam-packed with locals eating, drinking and socialising. Keep your eyes peeled for a Picasso sculpture.