Did you know that Amsterdam has more canals than Venice, flanked by fine 17th century gabled houses and spanned by a staggering 1,281 bridges, It fully deserves its reputation as one of Europe's most picturesque cities. However, far from being a living museum, the Dutch capital has a vibrant cultural life with world-class museums, music venues, theatres and an ever expanding collection of chic hotels and restaurants.
Amsterdam's compact size, combined with a warm and liberal attitude of its locals, makes it feel more like a large village than a sprawling city. Cosy cafés, unusual museums, quirky boutiques, and lively markets all make Amsterdam a great place to visit. Whether you take a trip for a weekend or a longer stint, Amsterdam has it all for the discerning visitor. Visit the magnificent Rijksmuseum, the bijou Huis Marseille photography gallery, one of the many windmill microbreweries or catch a cool and collected free jazz concert.