With its famed canals, urban and progressive populace, and a cultural scene that looks forwards and backwards, Amsterdam should merit a “Can’t miss!” on any European itinerary.
Sometimes called “the Venice of the North,” the best way to begin your sightseeing in this unique city is by boat. Whether you rent a pleasure boat of your own or join a tour, lean back and watch the charm of the 17th century city center drift by along the banks of the Amstel River. Get up close and personal with the Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum, which features priceless works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and more. For a focused experience with another world-famous artist of the region, the Van Gogh Museum is sure to wow everyone, from casual patron to connoisseur. The Anne Frank Museum provides a sobering slice of history from another of Amsterdam’s most famous residents.
Take a breather from the bicycles and boats at the Begijnhof, a charming walled garden right off the central Kalverstraat and glimpse No. 34, the oldest residence in the city. Shoppers can hunt down Dutch porcelain, original works of art, and other treasures on Haarlemmerstraat or scout the fresh food options at the Albert Cuypmarkt outdoor market. For a taste of authentic Amsterdam, visit one of the many brown cafes, which are characterized by gezelligheid, or a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Famous for its nightlife as well as its storied past, the days often blend into the nights in a city with this much to do.
With so much to see, your choice of one of IHG’s Amsterdam hotels should be easy. When you book an IHG hotel in Amsterdam, you’ll discover a comfortable, stylish, and affordable base to explore one of the world’s greatest cities.
Holiday Inn IJmuiden Seaport Beach is set in a beautiful surroundings on the Dutch coast, near a marina, sand dunes and national park. Serenity and calm are the order of the day, though the commercial areas and the city centre are just a short drive from the hotel.
The architecture of the hotel is really an eye-catching model. You will be surprised by the light entering the hotel from various angles and with its ceiling to floor windows; you will love the brightness of the rooms.
Kids will love the jets in Holiday Inn Leiden's indoor pool, as well as table tennis, the PlayStation and ball pit in the Jungle Club. Our Fitness Center will keep you toned and you can hire bicycles. Relax in the sauna or with frames of billiards.
This hotel has a great location in the city centre. For a few nights it would be excellent. We stayed for 5 nights and my only concern was that the breakfast was a little crowded at times and the[More]
staff rushed off their feet. Also the menu in the restaurant didn't change whilst we were there. More frequent changes might have encouraged us to eat in the hotel during the evening. [Less]
I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights while attending a show at RAI. I could not fault the service, accommodation or breakfast. Also the hotel was very close to the train station and easy to get to the[More]