Amsterdam Canals: One of the world's watery cities Amsterdam is home to more than 160 canals that cover 100km. The canals play an important role in maritime traffic but are also a great source of income thanks to the tourists that flock to the city each year. The canals were built during the 17th century and are now one of the reasons Amsterdam is famous throughout the world. The Canals were placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2011 for their historical importance. The oldest and most picturesque canal in the city is situated in the Red-Light district, the part of the city famous for hedonism and interesting history. The most important canal in Amsterdam was in the 17th century an area where the most influential people lived, Herengracht Canal or known as the Gentlemen's Canal is still a very affluent area and is the residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam. Keizersgracht (Emperor's canal) was named after the emperor Maximillian of Austria. It’s the widest and one of three main canals in the city. Residents of the area like to utilise the canal system as a way to transport themselves around the city. The sheer joy of wandering the city and meandering the cobbled streets and canal bridges cannot be duplicated, an easy way to see as much of the city and canals as possible throughout your visit is to hire a bike.
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Discover Amsterdam, the Venice of the NorthCity life, Cuisine, Culture, Nature, Night life
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands famous for being liberal, diverse, curious and one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
Feature / Location:The capital of the Netherlands and Largest City
Currency:Euro / Euro (€)
Weather:The warmest months are July and August. However, the best time to travel is Spring and Autumn when the temperatures are starting to warm up but the city is not as crowded.
Time Zone:CET Time zone / GMT +1
Airports:One airport Amsterdam Airport Schiphol / AMS
ActivitiesCandlelit Cruise, bike tour, canals
Known for its heritage, UNESCO World Heritage Canal system, narrow houses and historical intricate architecture. Amsterdam is a vibrant and charming city. Home to the famous Van Gogh museum and many more the city is fascinating to walk around from the Museums to the canals to the red-light district to the interesting coffee shops and charming streets the city truly has a diverse culture with something on offer for everyone.
- City life
- Night life
Bike Tour: A bike ride around Amsterdam is one of the nicest and most exciting ways to see the city and one of the most popular in the drier months. It's best if you book an organised tour with a guide who will show you around the best places to visit. There are many quaint waterways and cobbled streets to wind your way around. Amsterdam is full of rich history and culture and one of the most charming cities you can visit.
Candlelit Cruise: Enjoy an evening candlelit Cruise through Amsterdam. The city is known as the Venice of the north thanks to the UNESCO World Heritage site canals. Sail past some of the city's iconic attractions such as the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk. Enjoy the illuminated lights, the silhouettes of churches, canal bridges and merchant houses. As you cruise the canal learn about the city's history whilst you soak up the city's atmosphere. A midnight cruise is a must to add to your Amsterdam to do list.
Bitterballen: You will find on all pub snack menus is the Dutch version of meatballs made by making a thick stew with meat left to thicken and set in the fridge then breaded and fried very popular when having an evening out with friends.
Snert: Great for those chillier days the famous Dutch version of Pea soup Snert is widely consumed in the Netherlands and can be found in most Street Vendors throughout Amsterdam.
Stoopwafel: Be sure to try Stoopwafel when you stop for coffee, a Dutch sweet surprise made of two thin layers of baked dough joined together by a caramel filling. It tastes absolutely divine and the best way to eat it is by putting it on the top of a hot cup of coffee until it becomes soft and then simply enjoy.
Anne Frank's House
Anne Frank's House: Amsterdam is home to Anne Frank's House a fascinating place showing the preserved secret annexe at the back of a warehouse where she wrote her diaries and hid from the Nazi's from 1942 to 1944 before her and her family were captured. Anne Frank was a German Jewish Teenager who started to write in her diary in 1942 generally as letters to imaginary friends and wrote of her experiences during the time they were in hiding, the family and others who were hiding with them were betrayed and sent to concentration camps where only her father survived. The diary was first seen in 1947 and once published became the world's most famous account of life during the Holocaust.
Rijksmuseum: A fantastic museum showing the best of Dutch art. Full of historical artefacts on a journey of 800 years through Dutch history. Exhibiting The Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer and over 8000 other pieces. A trip to the museums is like an adventure through time.
Vincent Van Gogh museum
Vincent Van Gogh museum: The world's famous painter Vincent Van Gogh's largest collection is housed in the Vincent Van Gogh museum that opened Amsterdam in 1973. The museum holds 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 750 letters. The museum also has contemporary pieces and influences from the likes of Rodin, Monet, Signac, Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet and Gaugin. Also on display are the most stunning paintings, Sunflowers. The museum is so popular it has over 2 million visitors a year. If you don’t get a chance to visit you will truly miss out there is nothing more mesmerising then spending an afternoon with one of the greatest painters of all times the word magnificent comes to mind!
The Amsterdamse Bos
Zuid Kennemerland National Park
Zuid Kennemerland National Park: A short 40-minute drive out of Amsterdam will take you to the Zuid Kennemerland National Park famous for its wild dunes that offer amazing outdoor activities for those who prefer something a little bit more adventurous such as horse riding, hiking and cycling. The dunes and park landscapes are absolutely breathtaking with magnificent views of the North Sea coast. The National park is home to 40% of all plants and animals in the Netherlands so a real treat that will see you on the lookout for flora and fauna and animals such as foxes, squirrels or a Highland Cow! Perfect for a day of breath-taking beauty and exhilarating activities.
Amsterdam is the heart and soul of the party and is ready to entertain every night of the week. No matter what you're into Amsterdam will have something to offer you. Within the city centre there are two main areas of Nightlife: the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Leidseplein is home to music centres that offer a variety of events for all ages. Beautiful small theatres, cinemas and a casino's and artistic cafes are also available for those wanting a low-key night out. Rembrantplein a busy square full of clubs and cafes offers a great atmosphere and a chance to immerse yourself in the city's nightlife scene. The Nes a small street attracts a lot of academics who prefer coffee and conversation rather than a bar or nightclub. Behind Dam square is the famous Red-Light District, a bustling area where hordes of tourists like to wander and look in the windows with girls in them. The area is always busy with the restaurants and cafes dotted around the area.
Cities with direct flights to Amsterdam
Corendon Airlines connects you with direct flights from Amsterdam to Turkey to four popular Turkish cities. With a relatively short flight time of approximately 3 hours 45 minutes. Flights operate once a week June to September from Amsterdam to Ankara, once a week from April to October Amsterdam to Kayseri, once a week April, May and June increasing to two flight from July to October Amsterdam to Konya and starting at the end of March with two flights a week until the middle of June where we increase to three flights until the end of October Amsterdam to Izmir.
Corendon Airlines with its excellent service and outstanding quality gives easy access to four cities throughout the busiest months of the year.
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Cheap flight tickets to Amsterdam
Find cheap Amsterdam to Turkey flight tickets with Corendon Airlines via our website or mobile app. Amsterdam is the largest airport in the Netherlands and the four flight routes to Turkey are becoming increasingly popular so make sure to access cheap flight tickets from Amsterdam by booking early or being flexible with your travel dates. Late deal competitive tickets can still be found by monitoring the Amsterdam flight ticket deals page on our website or mobile app.
Accommodation in Amsterdam
There are many accommodation options in Amsterdam from Boutique or Luxury hotels to hostels, houseboats and campsites. The list is endless depending on your budget and the style of accommodation you prefer. Cheap accommodation deals in Amsterdam can be found throughout the year however, for peak season we recommend you take advantage of booking early to get the best Amsterdam deals on offer. If you’re a first-time visitor to the city Westerpark is close enough to the centre to make exploring easy but is far enough away where your stay will be more relaxed. If you are more budget conscious then Out Zuid a major tourist area has lower accommodation prices making it ideal for finding a cheap accommodation deal in Amsterdam. If you're traveling with your family then Plantage is a residential neighbourhood with Jewish heritage that’s ideal for families and not too far to travel to get to the most popular attractions.
Airport and Transportation
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, AMS is a Major transit hub in Europe that deals with over 40 million passengers per year. Located 14km outside of Amsterdam it provides easy access to the city centre. Although a large airport the Airport only has 1 terminal but, is split into 3 different sections all connected by the Schiphol Plaza with its shopping centre, train station and many bars and restaurants. Underneath the Schiphol Plaza is the airport's train station, trains are the cheapest and most efficient way to get to Amsterdam Central Station and to other parts of The Netherlands. To the city centre the trains run 24 hours a day and take 15 minutes. There are also some International trains to the South of Brussels and Paris. As the Airport is within easy reach of the city centre taxis are a very convenient way of reaching your hotel outside of the plaza. In peak season we recommend booking any taxi requirements from the airport in advance. There is a hotel shuttle service called Conexxion and goes to 100 hotels in the city and runs each day between 06:00 and 21:00. However, please check with the hotel you have booked as some hotels, especially the bigger chains have their own shuttles that can be booked in advance. For those of you who wish to be more independent and may want to explore whilst you are on holiday there are many car rental companies located in the plaza. In peak seasons it's highly recommended that you book your cars in advance.
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