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Holiday In Amsterdam

When your mum asks why you want to visit the capital of the Netherlands, you’ll probably say, “Because the tulips are gorg, Mum”, which is true, but we know what’s up. You’re ready to explore the old haunts of artistic greats like Vincent Van Gough, gough on al fresco shopping sprees—see what we did there?—and eat your weight in syrupy stroopwafel cookies and a few other consumable sweets. ;) Oh, and Amsterdam holidays wouldn’t be complete without a float down the Amstel—the river, not the beer, but there’s plenty of that too. Take a looksee at Amsterdam holiday packages here on lastminute.com.au and start packing.

Things to Do in Amsterdam

Legally, there’s a lot you can do in Amsterdam. The key is to building the ideal Amsterdam holiday is doing things you’ll remember—or at least having the presence of mind not to photo document every moment. You’ll want to take a few snaps as you float the waterways in the Canal Belt, which weaves while boats bob through the city centre (aka Centrum). In Centrum, step back in time at the Anne Frank House, a museum on the site of her former family hideout. If you want to feel regal, roam the halls of the Royal Palace—with a tour. West of Centrum get your art geek on at the world-famous Rijksmuseum and the Van Gough Museum, both within walking distance to peaceful Vondelpark. Bring this getaway up to date at the Museum of Bags and Purses or the Museum of Sex—it’s up to you. Find your fetish, traveller. To see the sights with speed and ease, book one of our Amsterdam car hire options or stick to the city centre with the water-dodging metro system.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

When you want to take home some uniquely Dutch swag, head to the quirky, boutique-lined neighbourhood of The 9 Streets, which includes nine—surprise!—charming streets between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstraat. No matter when you visit, you’re likely to find another man’s junk (aka your treasure) at the Waterlooplein Flea Market in the Jewish Quarter.

In Amsterdam, street food is king. Grab a wrap of thick, saucy fries or slurp back traditional raw herring—one sounds really good and one is even better for you. Looking to tuck in to comfort food after a day of sightseeing? Try a plate of Stamppot, a savoury hash of sausage, potatoes and seasonal veggies.

Splurging on the endless nightlife is one reason to scoop up as many Amsterdam deals as you can. Another reason is because deals make us happy, like getting down in the Rembrandtplein neighbourhood and along the Amstel in Centrum. If you like your drinks on the seedy side, check out the infamous Red Light District, on the east side of the De Wallen District. You can get away with a lot of shenanigans there—really—but try to play it cool, OK?

What’s Next?

You seriously need to book an Amsterdam holiday package—like right now. Book Netherland holidays in The Hague, Rotterdam and scenic Lisse and make this trip a whirlwind tour. Don’t forget to snap some tulip pics for your mum along the way.


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Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam

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    XO HOTELS PARK WEST

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      Located in Amsterdam West, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Westergasfabriek Culture Park, Anne Frank House, and Vondelpark. Rijksmuseum and ...

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      citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel

      citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel

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        Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

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          Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam

          Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam

          Aletta Jacobslaan 7, Amsterdam
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            Located in Nieuw-West, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of World Fashion Centre, Vondelpark, and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience are ...

            Corendon City Hotel AmsterdamAU$101

            XO Hotels Couture

            XO Hotels Couture

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              Located in Amsterdam South, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of World Fashion Centre, Vondelpark, and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience are ...

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              Hotel Estheréa

              Hotel Estheréa

              Singel 303-309, Amsterdam
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                Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this historic hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Herengracht Canal, Anne Frank House, and Amsterdam Museum. Rembrandt Square and ...

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                Monet Garden Hotel Amsterdam

                Monet Garden Hotel Amsterdam

                Valkenburgerstraat 76, Amsterdam
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                  Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this boutique hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Waterlooplein, Artis, and Flower Market. Madame Tussauds and Dam Square are also ...

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