If you are running short of annual leave and fancy a change of scene, why not book yourself a short city break. If time is really short, choose a European city such as Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. You can fly there in next to no time or take Eurostar to Paris and catch the connection to Amsterdam. You can also take a ferry from several ports on the east and south-east coasts of England. Amsterdam is a small and very attractive city with much to recommend it. It is also compact making it easy to explore. Pretty in any season and at any time of day, it becomes a wonderland at night when the buildings and the squares are illuminated and the canals reflect the colourful merchants houses with their ornate gables, so easily recognised as originating in the city. With famous museums, art galleries, concert halls and churches, the infamous Red Light district, the parks and squares, the Albert Cuyp market and much more, it is easy to see why low cost Amsterdam city breaks have such wide appeal. Add to this the relaxed coffee shop culture where you can buy something more stimulating than caffeine and it is easy to see why the city has more than eleven million visitors each and every year. Whether you are seeking a cultural break, a romantic interlude, a shopping trip or a lively stag or hen weekend, there'll be an Amsterdam city break to suit your requirements.
Visitors to Amsterdam normally have a sightseeing list and if your break is very short, you'll need to prioritise. Canal trips are high on the list and if you can only take one, make sure it is from Leidsestraat to Vijzelstraat which is the most beautiful stretch. Try also to see the most photographed bridge, the Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge; Vondel Park; Dam Square and the Begijnhof and the Oude Kerk dating from the thirteenth century. If you can only visit one museum, make it the Rijksmuseum, but do try and fit in The Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.
Amsterdam accommodation reaches high standards and there are tariffs to suit all budgets. The city is filled with restaurants serving every conceivable cuisine so you can always find something that takes your fancy. Nightlife can be as high-brow or as low-brow as you wish, as Amsterdam caters for all tastes and moods. Those who enjoy a little retail therapy will be more than pleased by the choice of shops and markets.
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