Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods
It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave...
Places in The Netherlands
Rotterdam bursts with energy. Vibrant nightlife, a diverse, multiethnic community, an intensely interesting maritime tradition and a wealth of top-class museums all make it a must-see part of any visit to Holland, especially if you are passing by on a high-speed train on your way to Amsterdam or the south.
Utrecht is one of the Netherlands' oldest cities, with a compact medieval centre set out around canals unique to the Netherlands. There's a lower level where warehouses were located in the 13th century, giving the canals a split-level character and meaning that diners and drinkers can nip off the street and enjoy a snack or a drink down at water level.
Rotterdam & South Holland
Think Holland and you're thinking of the region southwest of Amsterdam where tulips, cheese, Vermeer, tulips and plucky Dutch people standing up to the sea avoid cliché simply by their omnipresence. South Holland's major cities are the biggest attractions. Mighty Rotterdam is blessed with an edgy urban vibe, surprising cultural scene and striking architecture.
Tours and activities
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashio...
Tips and articles
First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital
Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch cap...
Top 10 unique hotels in Amsterdam
Amsterdam's canal-ribboned cityscape, quirky Dutch design, innovative architecture, and inherent practicality and sense of humour give rise to some amazing places to stay throughout the Netherlands' capital, from wate...
Canal houses, festivals, houseboats and cruises: the best ways to experience Amsterdam's canals
The Dutch capital is a watery wonderland...
Five reasons to visit Rotterdam
Rotterdam is your typical second city. While second cities might often be disregarded in favour of just checking out their popular counterparts (Amsterdam, we’re looking at you), to do so is a travel faux pas...