You can stay pretty much anywhere in Amsterdam and still be in the centre of the action. That’s because the city centre itself is so small. Check out our luxury apartments to rent in Amsterdam for some inspiration. If you want to be in the most attractive part of the city, then you’ll love the Jordaan neighbourhood. The historic area to the west of the centre is a tangle of narrow streets and picture-perfect canals that will surprise you at every turn. For something a little trendier, check out the De Pijp neighbourhood. This area in the south of the city is famous for its hipster cafes and boutiques and you’ll also be close to the world-famous Vondel Park.
Much like the Danish word ‘Hygge’, the Dutch have their very own version which is ‘gezelligheid’. Loosely translated as cosy, here are our pick of the cosiest apartments to rent in Amsterdam that will give you that warm fuzzy feeling.
First thing’s first, when you arrive in Amsterdam you need to rent a bike. Rain or shine, this is the best way to see the city. There are in fact, more bikes than people in Amsterdam and although cycling with the hordes of people might seem a little daunting at first, we say if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
Once you’ve got your bike you can start exploring. Simply pedalling around the canal ring is a great afternoon activity, especially if the sun is shining. There are also a number of fabulous museums that mustn’t be missed. From the poignant four walls of Anne Frank’s house, to the awe-inspiring portraits at the Van Gogh Museum, you’re never short of something to look at in Amsterdam.
So you’ve bought them to Amsterdam, but you want to treat them to something special? Then indulge them at some of the best shops in Amsterdam. From quirky boutiques to cheese shops, there will be something they’ll love. If you’re not sure what you want to buy, check out the best shopping areas in Amsterdam and spend a morning wondering around and just see what you stumble upon.
All that shopping and sightseeing is going to leave you feeling hungry and thirsty. And lucky for you, there is plenty to choose from in Amsterdam. Start your day with one of the best breakfasts in Amsterdam to give you a little energy boost. Or if brunch is more your thing, take a look at the best brunches in Amsterdam. the Dutch are famous for their pancakes, so you’re guaranteed to get some good stacks! Wash all that down with one of the best coffees in Amsterdam for a quick energy boost. Then you’ll be ready to face the rest of the day.
A weekend in Amsterdam will put a smile on the face of even your fussiest friends, so treat them this Christmas to a truly unforgettable present. Like the idea of a city break for a Christmas present, but not convinced by Amsterdam? That’s no problem. In the all Luxury Apartments Christmas gift guide there are also present ideas for shopping weekends in London, sightseeing weekends in Paris and foodie weekends in Milan. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to personal gifts for the one you love.