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Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Nieuwezijds Kolk 19, Amsterdam 1012 PV

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4.3 out of 5 (5,369 reviews)

Bordered by a warren of narrow streets lined with pubs, cafés, and restaurants, this hotel faces a small square, and is 400 …

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Best Western Amsterdam Airport Hotel
Best Western Amsterdam Airport Hotel

Vuursteen 1, Hoofddorp 2132 LZ

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3.7 out of 5 (2,714 reviews)

This hotel is 2.5 km from Schiphol Airport. Central Amsterdam attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Da …

€64
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Dam 9, Amsterdam 1012 JS

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4 out of 5 (2,815 reviews)

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this luxury hotel is steps from National Monument, Dam Square, and Royal Palace. New Churc …

€198
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Piet Heinkade 11, Amsterdam 1019 BR

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4.5 out of 5 (2,436 reviews)

Providing panoramic views over the city and river, this Amsterdam Hotel lies within walking distance of the historical city …

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NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter
NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter

Hobbemakade 50, Amsterdam 1071 XL

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4.2 out of 5 (1,643 reviews)

Located in Museum Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum Square, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum. …

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NH City Centre Amsterdam
NH City Centre Amsterdam

Spuistraat 288-292, Amsterdam 1012 VX

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3.9 out of 5 (1,797 reviews)

This centrally located hotel connected to a shopping center overlooks the Singel Canal and is a brief walk to bustling Dam …

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Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC
Qbic Hotel Amsterdam WTC

Mathijs Vermeulenpad 1, Amsterdam 1077 XX

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3.8 out of 5 (619 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of World Trade Center, Concertgebouw, and Stedelij …

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Hotel Vivaldi
Hotel Vivaldi

Stadhouderskade 76, Amsterdam 1072 AE

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2.2 out of 5 (182 reviews)

Located in Museum Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum. …

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Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City
Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City

Joan Muyskenweg 10, Amsterdam 1096 CJ

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4.1 out of 5 (874 reviews)

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City places guests on the outskirts of the city, by the Amstel River. It’s a 10-minute walk to the …

€97
Die Port van Cleve Hotel
Die Port van Cleve Hotel

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180, Amsterdam 1012 SJ

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3.8 out of 5 (2,120 reviews)

Centrally located in Amsterdam's shopping and business district behind the Dam Square and Royal Palace, next to the Magna …

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Pocket Guide: Amsterdam

Despite its rise from small fishing village to cosmopolitan capital, Amsterdam retains an appealing modesty. Its elongated, unadorned architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, combined with bicycle-friendly flat terrain offer its inhabitants an easy ride and a neighborhood feel. Modesty however, is not something which applies to its infamous red light district. Whether it repels you or draws you in, it is undoubtedly an eye-opening experience and an unashamed display of liberation and tolerance.

Traditional Amsterdam

There are only eight windmills left in greater Amsterdam; a tour to Volendam and Marken will take you on a tour of two Dutch fishing villages, and onward to see the traditional Dutch windmills and polders. Sampling two famous cheeses, Gouda and Edam may put you in the mood for putting on some clogs, or klompen as they are known in Dutch.

Cutting edge couture

When you think of Amsterdam, fashion might not immediately spring to mind, especially if you have just klomped around in a pair of clogs. However, the city is quickly establishing itself as an alternative to the established catwalks of Paris and Milan. Blending practical tailoring and offbeat accessories, it has an ageless appeal and may just encourage you to dive into the nearest boutique for an asymmetrical bag or tilted hat. Try Van Baerlestraat for boutiques, P.C. Hooftstraat for high-end labels, and the Waterlooplein Flea Market for bargains.

Fragrant wanderings

Something that may already have your attention is Amsterdam's profusion of coffee shops. In another display of the city's open-mindedness, (and despite recent changes in smoking laws) cannabis is likely to be on the menu. If fruit teas and aromatic smoke aren't for you, the cafes are still worth visiting for their distinctive atmosphere and the convivial conversation. Head to the botanical gardens to find out what a 400-year-old potted plant looks like, and take a restful stroll in the subtropical house and medicinal herb garden.

Humbling history

The tragic story of Anne Frank is retold in a museum dedicated to her life and linked to the house in which she and her family hid from Nazi persecution. It was here that Anne wrote her diary, which was eventually published and has become one of the world's most widely read books. Other notable museums are the Rijksmuseum, which features the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age, and the Van Gogh Museum, which has the largest collection of his paintings in the world.

Capturing the canals

In contrast to the colorful red light district, a candlelight cruise along the canals will provide a more reserved evening of entertainment. Illuminated at night, the 17th century bridges will have you reaching for your camera, and the Reguliersgracht is perhaps the most photographed stretch of water in Amsterdam. Hop on one of the many trams to Leidseplein to enjoy snazzy cocktail lounges and cool clubs, and join the in-crowd to dance the night away.