Strikingly beautiful Amsterdam is spoken of highly for its concentric canals and the humpbacked bridges that cross them, and for its cyclist-friendly avenues of graceful tall trees and gabled houses. Your guide to Amsterdam.
Welcome to Amsterdam, a capital city like no other. In contrast to the towering skylines of its European neighbours, the Netherlands’ capital cuts a distinctive shape throughout its historic centre. Winding lanes open out into photogenic canals lined with characterful, narrow houses and atmospheric bars and restaurants. Experience the city’s laidback tempo as you wander Amsterdam’s charming streets, blending Dutch heritage and tradition with contemporary touches. From beer and bitterballen (Dutch meatballs) in canal-side bars, to bicycle rides through quirky neighbourhoods and Dutch masters of art, Amsterdam offers an eclectic and culturally-rich European port of call.he delightfully attractive city of Amsterdam is home to many of the world’s great art treasures, and is a major center of the glamorous diamond trade as well. Unique architectural styles of the past blend with superb modern structures, and the web of curved and straight canals makes the city as easy to traverse by water as by land. The hospitality of the local people has been remarked upon by generations of travelers, and the Dutch’s respect for and tolerance of the beliefs of others has attracted refugees from around the world for centuries.