The Amsterdam city breaks are some of our most popular city breaks, steeped in tradition combined with a quirky, creatively open minded culture that epitomizes this unique city. Amsterdam's history can be seen throughout the town, from street corners to local bakeries, visitors can see glimpses into the past of this glorious city. The city's gothic architecture is embodied in the Old Church, Oude Kerk, which is also the oldest wooden building in the city built in 1425.
In the summertime Amsterdam is the place to be for festival lovers, with events such as the Holland festival, the Roots Music Festival and the colourful Gay Pride parade as well as live music playing along the 17th century canals which in July 2010 were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Although home to Europe's most famous red light district, Amsterdam has much more to offer visitors. Museums and art galleries line the city's streets - the majority located at Museum Square. The Van Gough museum exhibits many of the artist's best-known works (such as the sunflowers) in a historic open setting allowing visitors to browse the extensive collection of paintings and exhibitions. The Rijksmuseum displays pieces from Rembrandt and that of his pupils, making Amsterdam the perfect destination for any art lover.
Amsterdam City Break
A visit to Amsterdam is not complete without experiencing the shopping in this city. The more upscale shops are found in and around the Vondelpark. The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most popular park, a hive of activity and culture, visitors flock to the park for various live summer events and activities. Kalverstraat, in the centre, is the most popular high street in Amsterdam and is popular with those looking for a cosmopolitan Amsterdam city break. To combine shopping with sightseeing, visit the shops that line the canals within the Grachtengordel. Amsterdam is also host to many open-air markets for example the Albert Cuypmarkt.
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