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The Netherlands’ capital
Amsterdam is particularly renowned for the special atmosphere of its historical inner city. Here you can shop to your heart's content, enjoy art and culture, eat and drink in the many restaurants and cafés and not forgetting: watch people. But do take your time to do so. Of course, Amsterdam is excellent for day trips, but the city is well worth a trip of several days.
One of the major attractions of this cosmopolitan city is the variety of high quality offered by some 60 theatres and concert halls, 40 museums, well over 100 galleries and - especially in the summer - in parks and on squares.
The Rijksmuseum, the Vincent van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum with modern art are some of the best known museums in Amsterdam. Amsterdam offers you yearly a number events like the blues festival, the Vondel Park Open-Air Theatre, the Jordaan Festival, the Floral Parade, Queens Day, the Prinsengracht Concert and the Holland Festival. You can find an overview of the Amsterdam museums in the general brochure, to be obtained at VVV information offices.
The Amsterdam Culture and Leisure Pass provides free entry to a large number of attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Museum of Modem Art. Moreover, this Amsterdam Pass offers interesting discounts for a large number of other sights and restaurants; for instance, a discount for the "candle-light boat trip". Transport by water using the Museum Boat or the Canal Bus is also covered by the pass. The pass can be obtained from the tourist information offices of VVV AMSTERDAM and at many Amsterdam hotels.
The foregoing pages have shown that Noord-Holland has a great deal to offer. No wonder that the Province is so beloved by cyclists and walkers. To cycle past the majestic country houses between Haarlem and the dunes is to enter another world. But the routes past the towns and villages introduce you to a Noord-Holland that can only be found in the open air. Exquisite Schagen with its typical corner towers, the 17th century town halls of De Rijp, Graft and Grootschermer, the idyllic country houses along the Amstel and the Vecht.
There are many places where the urge to stand still and just look about you is irresistible. It may happen in many places, because Noord-Holland is so varied. You can get up early in the morning to catch the boat to Texel and immediately rent a bicycle for a lovely day out in the open. How different your day will be if you take a trip through the Schermer and Beemster polders, hiring a rowing-boat and having a meal of pancakes. Or if you take the Statue Walk through Bergen.
There is even a combined package for a trip by bicycle, steam train and boat between Hoorn, Medemblik and Enkhuizen. All things considered, you could spend your holidays for years in cycling and walking through Noord-Holland before exhausting its beauties.
Cyclists and walkers never need to wonder where to go in Noord-Holland. The most beautiful and exciting routes have already been mapped out, such as a trip round the lJsselmcer or a venture across the Afsluitdijk enclosing dike.
Amsterdam has all the advantages of a large city with the convenience and charm of a historic centre. Amsterdam is compact and easily accessible and has a cosmopolitan ambience and a varied cultural selection.
As you walk you discover the splendour of history all around you, which is just as pervasive as the diversity of architectural styles from more recent periods. The inner city has been almost entirely preserved over the last centuries, something unique in Western Europe. No other city has as many sights of interest and museums per square metre. One of the nicest ways to see Amsterdam is from the water. Be sure to step on board a canal boat and take a cruise through the canals. A free sightseeing trip is part of the package. Or experience Amsterdam on a walking tour, on a water(bicycle) or a bus tour.
In short, Amsterdam has something for everyone, even in the winter. And at reasonable prices. For as little as NLG 148.- p.p. you can stay at a budget hotel for three days (two nights) with the attractive Winter the Amsterdam Way package. Or let yourself be pampered in a five-star hotel, where you can now stay for three days (two nights) for only NLG 397.- p.p. It is possible to extend this package. On your arrival at the hotel you will receive the Amsterdam Culture and Leisure Pass giving discounts and free offers. These special rates are valid if your trip starts on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Under the umbrella title of 'Amsterdam Winter Adventure', the museums Of Amsterdam offer a selection of unusual exhibitions that can only be seen in Amsterdam during the coming winter season. Yet another reason to pay a visit to Amsterdam this winter. The exhibitions feature unique articles on loan from elsewhere standing alongside intriguing objects from the museums' own collections.
A world-class city full of atmosphere, culture and history. The big-city bustle and historic sights of the Dutch capital tingle all the senses. Many of the world's cultures come together in hospitable and colourful Amsterdam. You will find them reflected in our international cuisine, varied shopping opportunities and, above all, our arts and culture.
Amsterdam's museums attract millions of visitors every year. The city is home to more than 25 of them, each full of treasures to see and experience. As well as the world-famous Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum on the Museumplein, the city has a wide range of other museums. In the Plantage district close to Artis zoo, for example, you will find a concentration of them. These include the Verzetsmuseum, the Joods Historisch Museum, the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, the Tropenmuseum and the Hortus Botanicus.