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Accommodation in Amsterdam - Travel Guide

Where to stay in Amsterdam

When choosing rental accommodation in Amsterdam, apartments offer great value for money. You can enjoy unique homes in some of the city's best neighbourhoods. Plus, you'll have the benefit of additional space and privacy - all in the comfort of your holiday apartment in Amsterdam. Read our Where To Stay In Amsterdam guide for the low-down on the city's most interesting neighbourhoods. HouseTrip offers a number of quality holiday apartments in Amsterdam, many of them overlooking the picturesque canals. You might also consider houseboats in Amsterdam for a quintessential experience in the canal city. Choosing self catering holiday apartment in Amsterdam also means you can take advantage of the Noordermarkt Farmers Market, a great way to experience local life and the area's culinary arts.

When to go to

May through August are the most popular times to stay in a holiday apartment in Amsterdam. During this time of year, long days and mild weather beckon visitors and residents alike to leave their Amsterdam apartments and enjoy the picturesque cityscape of this canal city. Flowers are one of the Netherlands' biggest industries, so spring garden tours will take your breath away. Keukenhof Gardens, Europe's largest garden, is open only during spring when the tulips bloom and and located just 45 minutes of holiday apartments in Amsterdam. Time your holiday for Queen's Day on 30 April, when the city erupts into a giant orange party come garage sale. Winter is also reveals a different side of the city. The Amsterdam Light Festival features exceptional lighted artwork on the canals (Water Colours) and walking routes (Illuminade).

Getting to and around Amsterdam

Just 18km from the city centre, Schiphol is the fourth-busiest airport in Europe and offers convenient train and bus service to holiday apartments in Amsterdam city centre. Visitors can also arrive into Amsterdam via train or motorway. Once you've arrived at your holiday apartment in Amsterdam, you can explore the city on foot or join the locals and hop on a bicycle - Amsterdam's preferred method of transportation. The historic centre is compact, so use your holiday apartment in Amsterdam as a base for exploration. You can cross the Old Centre in 30 minutes.

Discover Amsterdam

Think Amsterdam, and images of tulips, clogs and windmills might spring to mind, or perhaps girls in windows and smoke-filled coffee shops. But there's far more to the capital of the Netherlands than its enduring clichés. Book a holiday apartment in Amsterdam and discover this multifaceted, fun-loving city.

Over 4 million international visitors each year discover a city of immense beauty from the 165 sparkling canals to the green glory of the Vondelpark. An advantage of centrally located holiday apartments in Amsterdam is that most tourist attractions are within half an hour's walk of each other, with almost all the action focused in the Old Centre. One thing you must do to appreciate this canal city is take a boat tour along the grachtengordel, the girdle of canals that envelops Amsterdam. Apartments along the canals are available for rent, which means the sightseeing isn't over at the end of the day.

Those with a penchant for modern European history should visit Prinsengracht 263, the home where diarist Anne Frank and her family hid for two years during the Second World War. Art lovers can catch an eyeful of art at the Van Gogh, Rembrandt or Rijksmuseum museums. If you're thirsty after sightseeing, take a tour of the Heineken Brewery before heading back to your holiday apartment in Amsterdam. A boat tour along the grachtengordel (girdle of canals) that guards this area is a definite must that gives you a new perspective of the city from the water.

A holiday apartment in Amsterdam allows you to cook for yourself, and you'll find some of the freshest produce at farmer's markets like the Boerenmarkt (on Noordermarkt). Of course, you'll have to venture out and try some local cuisine and specialities like herring and croquettes. Be sure to check out our Amsterdam food guide, which is filled with information on great eats and treats during your stay in Amsterdam holiday apartments.

There are plenty of options for shopping when you stay in Amsterdam apartments. Besides chain stores and high street shops, you'll find a number of boutiques, antiques and items from trendy young designers. Die Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets) is located in the picturesque centre along the canals and brick lanes where you'll find designer boutiques, vintage stores, inviting cafes and more. You'll also find trendy shopping and good eats on Utrechtsestraat. High-end label hunters will find their fair share, too, near the villas in Amsterdam along the Pieter Cornelisz (P.C.) Hooftstraat.


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