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Amsterdam - A beautiful European city, with cutting edge art and architecture

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is a pretty European city, with a beautiful network of canals, and its fair share of landmarks and cultural attractions. Brightsun Travel has cheap holidays to Amsterdam available all year round. All across Amsterdam you will find abandoned old buildings that have been converted into museums, restaurants, events spaces and cultural centres. One of our favourites is the Foodhallen which opened in 2014 in a former tram depot. Here you can dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Or, take a free ferry to the Noord district and you could shop vintage stores in vast old warehouses. Then you have Bright Side Gallery, housed in a former garage next to the canal, which is well worth a visit. Having explored the city’s contemporary spaces, you could move on to the classics, like the recently renovated Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum is arguably one of the world’s finest art museums, with thousands of art work on show, complete with an on-site Michelin star restaurant. Then there’s Anne Frank’s House (author of The Diary of a Young Girl), that attracts its fair share of visitors in the city.

Exploring Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods, you could start at De Pijp, where you could shop at the largest market in Amsterdam, Albert Cuypmarkt, and check out Gathershop and Hutspot concept stores, which sell everything from clothing to wall hangings. At night, the neighbourhood comes alive with some of the city’s best bars and clubs. Jordaan is another great neighbourhood in Amsterdam, with a network of tiny lanes lined with colourful markets and cosy pubs. At the weekend in the city, you could head to Boerenmarkt, an organic weekly market on Noordermarkt, where you can shop for vegetables sold by local farmers. Then, spend the afternoon in Vondelpark, a central park full of cycle ways and beautiful lawns, plus ponds, footbridges and footpaths – perfect for that lazy Sunday afternoon. Contact Brightsun Travel and explore our luxury holidays to Amsterdam and discover this beautiful city for yourself this holiday. 

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