Watch Dutch master Rembrandt age through a lifetime of self-portraits at the Rijksmuseum, a short tram ride away. From here it's a short walk to the thought-provoking Van Gogh Museum, where the tragic post-expressionist's life is colourfully detailed.
Jump on a canal boat from outside the Centraal Station for a relaxing cruise along Amsterdam's myriad waterways, taking in the colourful rows of 17th-century townhouses. You can hop off at major sights across the city centre.
The Hermitage Amsterdam museum is housed in the 17th-century Amstelhof building on the banks of the Amstel River, 2km from Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre. Fresh exhibitions appear every six months and its elegant Neva cafe is perfect for coffee.
Don't Go Home Without
Don’t go home without a visit to the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht. View the original diary, where a teenage Anne recorded her observations, and experience the sobering atmosphere of the secret annex where the family and four others hid from persecution for over two years.
This winter, Amsterdam will be transformed into a true city of light with the help of international light artists. The Amsterdam Light Festival can be visited from 28 November 2015 to 17 January 2016.
Visit the world-famous Van Gogh museum. The museum contains the largest collection of the post-expressionists paintings.