The canals that criss-cross this city give it a watery ambience that makes it a pleasure to explore on foot. Or, as the Amsterdammers do, by bike.
With attractions ranging from the artistic to the outrageous, Amsterdam divides opinion. The city still maintains a bohemian feel with the Van Gogh Museum, the Albert Cuyp outdoor market and the world-famous Red Light District.
No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a trip to Anne Frank's house which is home to a moving museum about the Dutch girl's short life. A canal boat trip will also give great views of the cute little houseboats that populate the waterways.
To relax, sit in one of the many cafés that line the canals or even head to the Vondelpark – the most famous park in the Netherlands – for a breath of fresh air.
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