Amsterdam City Breaks for 2016 / 2017
Thinking of going Dutch? With our last minute Amsterdam city breaks you don’t have to. Exciting and cultural, the capital of the Netherlands is famous for its 17th century canals and famous painters, with a vibrant jazzy vibe in the evenings. At Co-operative Travel we offer cheap Amsterdam city breaks all year – why not book for two?
The city of Amsterdam, with its famous Red Light District and smoky coffee houses, was once a magnet for hedonistic weekend breaks. However, you have to look quite hard to find the seedy side of Amsterdam; package city breaks largely revolve around its magnificent heritage buildings, museums and canals.
Amsterdam city breaks offer something for every age and interest. To get the best value out of bargain city breaks to Amsterdam, do your sightseeing on foot. To go further afield, bike rental is cheap and plentiful – as are the dining options. For a taste of the traditional, take a short walk to the 17th century Eastern Canal Ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dug to attract wealthy landowners. After you’ve dined on authentic dishes on the Dutch barges, you can let your hair down at the upmarket clubs of Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein – where you’ll also find a plentiful supply of vibrant bars and cosmopolitan restaurants. The nearby zoo and Botanical Gardens make a pleasant excursion in the summer.
Of all European city breaks, Amsterdam is the most culturally gifted, with around 7000 historic buildings listed. Home to many of the world’s greatest artists, all breaks should include a visit to the Rijksmuseum in the Museum Quarter, housing works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and others. The Van Gogh museum houses more masterpieces. Afterwards, why not shop for curios at the Albert Cuyp market, one of the best districts for cheap Amsterdam city breaks.
At Coop Travel we have hardly scratched the surface of what Amsterdam package city breaks can offer: the cobbled streets of the mediaeval Old Town; the Anne Frank House, the Dam Palace and many more. Book weekend breaks with us, and you can make it a regular outing.
Booking Ahead – Amsterdam City Breaks 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Amsterdam holidays in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Amsterdam has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book a package Amsterdam holiday for next year and save money now.
Amsterdam - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Being the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is amongst the best cities to visit as a holiday destination. With majestic architecture and spectacular canals, holidays to Amsterdam can offer both a historical and cultural experience, suitable for kids and adults. There are several world-class museums and art galleries which lets you peak into the amazing history of Amsterdam.
Aside from the fascinating culture, Amsterdam is also well-known for its high-class shopping stores, traditional markets, vibrant bars and lively clubs. The nightlife at Amsterdam is incomparable as there are several popular venues, dance festivals and themed dance parties.
Ideal Time to Go: If you want low prices and fewer tourists to contend with, then the best time to book a cheap holiday to Amsterdam is around April and May or September and November. Although the temperatures may be cool and mild, when compared to the high season, you’ll still be getting better value for your money as hotel rates decrease in the off-seasons. For those who love basking in the sun, you should book holidays to Amsterdam around July and August. These are the hottest months and provide the most amount of sunshine. You can also expect more festivals and events to be available during the high season.
Weather: Amsterdam has an oceanic climate which offer warm summers and cool winters. There is generally a narrow average temperature difference which means you can expect to get good weather whenever you decide to book a holiday to Amsterdam. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures rising to 17 °C, whereas the coldest months are January and February with average temperatures dropping to as low as 3°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Amsterdam from the UK take around 1 hour.
Time Difference: Amsterdam is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: There are 165 canals in Amsterdam with the 17th century canal ring inside the Singelgracht becoming part of the UNESCO Heritage list.
Top Tip: Bicycles are one of the main methods of transportation in Amsterdam, so it’s important to stay alert and avoid the bicycle lanes to prevent any accidents.
Places to Visit on Your Amsterdam Holiday
Amsterdam city breaks offer a great variety of fun activities and entertainment for both kids and adults. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your city break in Amsterdam:
Anne Frank House – This museum provides a fascinating history about the famous diarist, Anne Frank. Being one of the most popular attractions in Amsterdam, we recommend booking tickets in advance as you can expect there to be huge queues throughout the day.
Rijksmuseum – This is one Amsterdam’s top museums which feature incredible master pieces from famous artists. This world-class museum has gathered the country’s biggest collection of artefacts from the 15th century. This is a very fascinating attraction for those who love culture, history and art.
De Jordaan – This district is a very scenic and beautiful neighbourhood. Brimming with rich heritage, this area was once occupied by the working class and immigrants. Throughout the years of transformation, De Jordaan is now one of the most spectacular districts in Amsterdam.
How to Get There
Direct flights to Amsterdam are available all-year round due to the popularity of this destination. You can find direct and connecting flights to Amsterdam at airports across the UK. Being a part of Europe, you can expect to find cheap plane tickets at any time of the year.
Map of Amsterdam