Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is one of Europe's great destinations. A city of contrasting elements...
Water - picturesque canals and bridges with 17th century
grand merchant houses and stunning modern architecture.
Culture - fascinating museums, a vibrant festival/theatre scene, art-house cinemas and multi-ethnic neighbourhoods.
Atmosphere - with funky shops and boutiques, hip cafés and restaurants, kamikaze cyclists, coffeeshops and the infamous red light district.
Trade - steeped in maritime history, today Amsterdam is a major European business, transport and financial hub attracting expats from all over the world.
Amsterdam is a great place for a short break where you can enjoy the city buzz or find a quiet spot to relax. AmsterdamTips.com brings you Insider Guides from local experts to help you travel to Amsterdam and get more out of your stay in the city.
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