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Urban beaches in Amsterdam

There's no better place to be when the sun shines in Amsterdam than on one of the city's many urban beaches. From post-industrial hotspots to chilled-...

5 perfect picnic spots

Make the most of Amsterdam’s shy sunny days by heading off for a picnic away from the city-centre crowds. From grassy fields to foodie markets and a f...

5 ways to beat the crowds

Many of Amsterdam’s most famous attractions can get pretty busy at peak times but that doesn't mean you can't squeeze them into your travel itinerary....

Top 10 rainy day activities

Don’t let rain stop play on your trip to Amsterdam. Here’s our selection of the city’s best indoor attractions and activities guaranteed to keep you h...

Amsterdam in the movies

There’s always a sense of excitement when you’re watching a movie and somewhere familiar pops up. And as Amsterdam is such a unique and visually recog...

10 Amsterdam photo hotspots

With its kilometres of canals, brick bridges, old churches and 17th-century architecture, Amsterdam is a photographer’s paradise. But where can you st...

Amsterdam for cat lovers

Amsterdam truly is a city of cats. No matter which canal you stroll by, which pretty Jordaan lane you meander down or which canal houses you stop to a...

10 hidden gems in Amsterdam

With its wealth of world famous museums, galleries and historical monuments, Amsterdam is a haven for culturally minded sightseers. But look beyond th...