If you are planning a short trip to the capital of the Netherlands, you can look forward to visiting some of the city’s many interesting sights – you’ll definitely not be bored! Amsterdam is worth a visit just to see the many canals that cross the city and define its image. In addition to a wide range of museums, countless shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, exceptional restaurants and architectural highlights in various quarters of the city, Amsterdam has a huge amount to offer. And the best thing about a trip to Amsterdam is that you can easily get to the seaside. In the coastal town of Zandvoort, just half an hour away by train, a 9km long stretch of sandy beach awaits you, perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
B&B Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam is the perfect place to stay during your city break to Amsterdam. From here, you’ll have easy access to Amsterdam’s city centre as well as the surrounding area.
One of the most popular highlights of a visit to Amsterdam is a canal trip. The centre of Amsterdam is encircled by a so-called ‘canal belt’. The three main canals are the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. They provide an opportunity to experience the city from a completely fresh perspective. There are various tour operators to choose from, depending on which of Amsterdam’s attractions you are most keen to see. Often, drinks or small snacks will be available during the journey. We recommend booking your trip in advance: this will save you both time and money. Another appealing aspect of these canal trips is that there will usually be an onboard tour guide who can provide a wealth of information about Amsterdam. During a canal trip, you’ll not only learn a lot about the city and its history, but also get some valuable insider tips, for example, which of Amsterdam’s flower markets is best to visit.
Are you planning a weekend break? Amsterdam has a host of attractions to offer during a weekend city break – here’s a short overview of Amsterdam’s most famous sights. One of the city’s most attractive districts is Jordaan. Here you will find beautiful cafes, small boutiques and many galleries. Cheese lovers can stop by the Amsterdam Cheese Museum, which is also located in this quarter. If you need a break from all the dashing around, you can pay a visit to one of several authentic local restaurants. Stroll around and discover your very own favourite restaurant in Amsterdam. Or follow the latest foodie trends, and pay a visit to the city’s Avocado Show restaurant.
Would you like to go for a walk, or have a picnic? Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is just the right place. Here you can take a break from sightseeing and a breath of fresh air. The best views over Amsterdam can be found at the A’DAM lookout. You can look out over the city and the water beyond from a height of 100m, while enjoying a relaxing drink. The Prinsengracht, which meanders through the centre of Amsterdam for 3.2km, is particularly beautiful. Another attraction is the Westerkerk church, whose 85m-tall steeple is the highest in Amsterdam. With its many bridges and gabled houses, Amsterdam is a very charming city, and you will find many photo opportunities to keep the memories of your city break in Amsterdam alive for years to come.
Popular tips for visitors to Amsterdam include the cultural delights of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, home to artworks from the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt Museum. Another important institution, and one not to be missed, is the Anne Frank House. The Nemo Science Centre is not only interesting for its exhibitions and experiments, but also its architecture. The sloping walls of the Amsterdam Nemo Museum are walkable, and visitors can enjoy the sunshine on the roof terrace. With its magnificent facade, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam is definitely a highlight. If you are planning a visit to a museum, be sure to order your tickets in advance online. This will often save you time by avoiding lengthy queues.
An excursion to the North Sea is an absolute must during any holiday to Amsterdam. Feel the sand between your toes, take in the sounds of the sea and feel the salty breeze in your hair – a pleasant contrast to Amsterdam’s metropolitan bustle. The long and wide sandy beaches along the coast are ideal for a leisurely stroll across the dunes. Take a break at one of the many beach bars and enjoy a tasty snack. One particularly popular destination for excursions from Amsterdam is Zandvoort. You can easily reach this popular coastal resort by train from Amsterdam. The city of Haarlem, with its cobblestone streets, canals and bridges is also well worth a visit. There are also a number of wonderful tulip fields in the nearby regions – providing an absolute explosion of colour. Be sure not to miss these if you are making a city trip to Amsterdam during spring.
The best way to get to Amsterdam by car from Germany is via the A12, the A30 and the A1.
Amsterdam is also within easy reach if travelling by train. From the main train station, you can use public transport to get to your final destination. When travelling to B&B Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam, take the 391 bus from the main train station. Our hotel is just a 30-minute ride away.
Spend your time in Amsterdam at our B&B Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam and enjoy the many benefits, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, modern furnishings and excellent value for money. We look forward to your visit!