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Noord

Urban renewal meets nature’s beauty

Directly across the water (known as ‘the IJ’) behind Central Station, Amsterdam Noord boasts the best of contrasting worlds: vast green expanses and charming little villages plus some of the city's most cutting-edge architecture, exciting festivals, artist studios and stylish waterside hangouts with beautiful terraces. A free ferry from behind Central Station will take you there in minutes; so  don’t miss the chance to explore this unique area of Amsterdam.

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Find out more about the Amsterdam neighbourhood of Noord, which encompasses both the modern northern waterfront of the IJ and the pretty rural village...

Getting around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a world-class international transport hub and there are countless ways of getting into the city. Many travellers fly into the award-winni...

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Old Holland

With its countless windmills, churches and old-fashioned farmhouses, stepping out into Old Holland can feel like being in a Golden Age painting.

Amsterdam Beach

When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches at Bloemendaal and Zandvoort to bask on the sands and so...

Flowers of Amsterdam

If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower growing region. See the flower strip or 'Bollenstreek' bu...

Castles & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating history of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the ancient castles that were once the homes of wealthy merchants. Many of th...

Haarlem

A city of remarkable history and culture, Haarlem is just a short hop from Amsterdam but packs a unique punch. With spectacular monuments dating back ...

New Land

Although famous for its historic city centre, the Amsterdam region is always evolving as new immigrants and diverse cultures make their mark on many n...