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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.


Guide to Exploring Amsterdam


Top Hotel Deals in Amsterdam

citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Jan Plezierweg 2, Schiphol
Free Cancellation
AU$193
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

We loved: - proximity to the airport = walking distance from arrivals - young, international, friendly, helpful, dynamic staff - convenient & quick train transfer to the city - low price - hotel contacting us about a small bag we left behind We frowned a bit at the size of the room (small) - but ...

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2018
Located in Schiphol, citizenM Schiphol Airport Hotel is connected to the airport, a 1-minute drive from Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol and 12 minutes from Van ...
Olympic Hotel
Olympic Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Ijsbaanpad 12, Amsterdam
Free Cancellation
AU$116
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Being a new property it was clean and fresh the staff were outstanding and extremely helpful

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2019
Located in Amsterdam (Amsterdam South), Olympic Hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vondelpark and Olympic Stadium.
Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Airport
Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Airport
4.0 out of 5.0 Vuursteen 3, Hoofddorp
Free Cancellation
AU$106
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Was a fantastic hotel to stay near the airport. Great service, very clean comfortable room. I would stay again next time I travel from Australia to the Netherlands.

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2017
When you stay at Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Airport in Hoofddorp, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Vondelpark and Stedelijk Museum.
Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam
4.0 out of 5.0 Schipholweg 275, Badhoevedorp
Free Cancellation
AU$116
When you stay at Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam in Badhoevedorp, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Vondelpark and Stedelijk Museum.
Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
4.0 out of 5.0 Paul van Vlissingenstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland
Free Cancellation
AU$158
With a stay at Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam in Amsterdam (Amsterdam East), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ziggo Dome and Amsterdam ArenA.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
5.0 out of 5.0 Dam 9, Amsterdam
Free Cancellation
AU$330
Located in Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Centre), NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is within a 15-minute walk of Flower Market and Anne Frank ...
Eden Hotel Amsterdam
Eden Hotel Amsterdam
3.5 out of 5.0 Amstel 144, Amsterdam
Free Cancellation
AU$196
With a stay at Eden Hotel Amsterdam, you'll be centrally located in Amsterdam, within a 5-minute walk of Rembrandt Square and Stopera.
Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam
Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam
4.0 out of 5.0 Stationsplein ZW 951, Schiphol
Free Cancellation
AU$124
When you stay at Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam in Schiphol, you'll be near the airport, within a 10-minute drive of Vondelpark and Olympic Stadium.

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