Activity holidays – a different way to see Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most thriving and vibrant destinations for sightseeing holidays. Activity holidays in Amsterdam include cycling tours, walking tours and boating tours.

As the capital of the Netherlands, it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, attracting over 7 million visitors each year. Known as the ‘Venice of the North’ Amsterdam is home to picturesque canals, eye-catching architecture, crazy nightlife and over 1,500 bridges.

Activity holidays – a different way to see Amsterdam

If you are looking for a weekend away, Amsterdam could be just the place to enjoy with your family, friends or partner. Sightseeing tours of Amsterdam combine culture, food, and fun in one beautiful, quaint city to bring forth an experience unlike any other.

Located in the North Holland province in the west of the country, as a tourist destination, it is the 5th most frequented tourist destination in Europe. A small city, but resplendent in history, art and the promise of wonderful adventures, Holland welcomes you to a city that is every bit charismatic, warm and alluring.

The city hosts a flourishing cultural scene and the city offers a choice of activity holidays in Amsterdam. The venue of nearly 100 festivals a year and home to 37 world famous museums. There are also several historical monuments, shopping districts and restaurants and entertainment arenas, and luxuriant hotels to its credit.

Must- see places in Amsterdam include architectural specimens like the Old Church of Wallen’s, or Wallen’s Oude Kerk, the het Houten Huys at the Begijnhof built in rare Gothic style, and the Royal Palace which is a fine specimen of Baroque architecture.

City of Culture

Highly recommended museums include the Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum of modern art and the Rijksmuseum with its vast collection of Rembrandt paintings and classical Dutch art. The Heineken Music Hall and symphony orchestra at the Concertgebouw are Hollands cultural venues.

Its cultural extravaganza apart, Amsterdam enjoys a lively social quality. The city is the haunt of several young European tourists who come to spend their Amsterdam Weekends in the lap of great international cuisines, exhilarating parties, and exciting shopping places.

The Leidseplein and the Rembrandtplein areas enjoy an international nightlife culture. There are discos at The Paradiso and Sugar Factory cultural centers as well. In addition to various ethnic and international restaurants, there is a popular café culture and coffee shops vary from old fashioned to modern.

For those interested in shopping, Amsterdam Weekends offer popular destinations such as the Vodelpark and the Negen Straatjes. Vodelpark especially is great for families with children.

The city of is both a popular destination with families as well as a backpacking destination. It is a cultural escape for enthusiasts of the old and a fun city for the young interested in shopping, food and fun.