With its relaxed lifestyle and friendly people, this city lives up to its reputation as an easy-going, fun-loving destination that makes a perfect short break from the UK. Central, waterside hotels in flower-decked, seventeenth-century canal houses are within easy walking distance of the main sights, or you can do as the locals do and use two wheels.
A canal cruise is a must-do, and a good way to orientate yourself, but set aside time to enjoy the many cultural sights to the full. Top of most people’s list is the Rijksmuseum, packed with Rembrandts and Vermeers, the Van Gogh Museum, displaying some of his most famous canvases, including the sunflowers, and the evocative rooms of Anne Frank’s House where she and her family hid for two years during the second World War. For cutting-edge, contemporary art head to the Stedelijk Museum. Families can let off steam in the leafy Vondelpark and, when it comes to eating out and nightlife, the choice is vast.
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