City Breaks to Amsterdam
Flights from all over the globe bring many visitors on the city breaks Amsterdam needs to keep the economy going. The tourist euro is most welcome so anyone coming for city breaks Amsterdam style are welcome to spend as much money as they want.
The Dutch love to have visitors in their capital city and anyone on city breaks Amsterdam will be invited to sample local drinks, like jenever which is the Dutch version of gin, and delicacies such as smoked eel, as well as visiting the major sights in and around the city centre.
One of the best offers of city breaks Amsterdam has is for children as there is plenty for them to do over a few days. Even when you tire of the many childrens’ activities, just the novelty value of the canals, cobbled streets and trams can keep youngsters amused for a while.
On one of your city breaks Amsterdam, a trip to Artis Zoo is one of the best days out. There are not only lions and monkeys for entertainment but your ticket on your city breaks Amsterdam tour will also include entry to the planetarium, the aquarium, geological museum, zoological museum and the exotic botanical gardens.
If you find your purse is becoming increasingly light on your city breaks Amsterdam visit, then opt for a free ferry ride to Amsterdam Noord from Centraal Station. It only takes 10 minutes but is a great breather and you can decide whether it is wise to go on a canal boat or hire bikes and take the family for a cycle along the canal paths.
Museums and houses
Many of the city breaks Amsterdam has on offer include the must-see sights of the Anne Frank Huis, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Be aware though that everyone coming on one of the city breaks Amsterdam has are likely to have the same idea. In high season, queues to these attractions can be incredibly long so either go very early or later in the day.
For quieter city breaks Amsterdam style, visit the Begijnhof, a collection of old houses, some dating from the 14th century, huddled round a pretty green. The oldest house in Amsterdam stands here as well as the Engelse Kerk (English Reformed Church), which you can enter if you are attending the Sunday service.
For a bit of history on one of the city breaks Amsterdam has, there is the Amsterdams Historisch Museum with 13th century paintings, maps recording the growth of the city, a room dedicated to art from the Golden Age and some focus on World War II and the Nazi occupation.
Go to Amsterdam
If you fancy treating yourself to one of the city breaks Amsterdam offers, then bear in mind how you have to get there as well. BudgetAir offer great deals throughout the year so whether you are going for a couple of days or longer, one of the city breaks Amsterdam has will suffice and you can relax and enjoy yourself even more, knowing you got a good deal.