Ah, Amsterdam. Synonymous with hedonism, but also great art. Stag parties, but also genteel canal-scapes. The thing is, when you’re in Amsterdam, you couldn’t really be anywhere else.
With its famous gabled houses, watery “streets” and open selling of vices other cities try to keep hidden, Amsterdam may be intensely iconic but it’s also very human in scale. Hop on a bicycle or stroll the canals – this isn’t a city to rush through, but to chill out in.
Amsterdam’s former Jewish Quarter has a lot of history. Plantage also offers plant lovers a great escape with Hortus Botanicus.