Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most iconic cities. Packed with great culture, Amsterdam is perfect for either a weekend break or a longer stay. There’s so much to explore and discover that it can be difficult to fit everything in to the time you have. Use our guide to help you get the most out of your trip to this fascinating Dutch city.

Ideal for a stroll

With its attractive array of canals and waterways, Amsterdam is the perfect city for you to go for a wander. Meander down cobbled streets as you stop to take photos of the interesting architecture, pretty views and interesting sights. Tight alleys open up into buzzing squares, and there are countless cafés to sit outside and indulge in a spot of people watching.

Cycling mad

Another great way to see the city is by hiring a bike and riding along the cycle paths with the locals. You’ve never seen more people on two wheels than the first time you step out onto Amsterdam’s streets, and there’s no way you can beat them so you might as well join them. Pedal by the canals and across the bridges to work up an appetite before you settle down for a rich fondue or delicious dessert.

Top notch culture

If you’re a bit of a culture vulture, you’re going to the right place. Amsterdam has some fabulous museums and galleries such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and you can also visit the house where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary. If things get a bit too much and you just want to sit back and reflect for a while, head to Vondelpark for a relaxing afternoon, which is also a great place to take the kids.