Amsterdam Vacations

What is the essence of Amsterdam? This is a topic that many have an opinion on. Yes, there are hundreds of years of history here, thousands of protected buildings that form a storyline unlike any other. There are world-class museums, showcasing masterful artworks and other gems from the Dutch Golden Age. There is a nightlife scene that rivals any in Europe; and of course, there are the picturesque canals, where time seems to have stood still. But, traveler, until you visit, you will never know what it means to you. As you begin planning your vacation in Amsterdam, you cannot go wrong when you listen to—and follow—your heart.

Top Hotels in Amsterdam

Whether you’re exhausted from a day of shopping or an afternoon spent in the coffee shops, or are returning home in the early morning after experiencing the legendary nightlife, you’re going to need a nice, comfy bed as part of that Amsterdam vacation package.

  • Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is here when only the best will do. This large, centrally located hotel has two restaurants, two cafes, and 24-hour room service, so you never have to wait to start your day. And with plush linens and deluxe bath products, you’ll be just as excited to return to your room.
  • Amsterdam Marriott Hotel has five stars, too, and museum lovers would give it even more, if they could. Yes, it is right in the middle of the Museum District, so you can walk to all your bucket-list spots. First, fuel up at the on-site restaurant—or with a workout in the 24-hour fitness center.
  • Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam looks like a castle. This is appropriate, because they treat all of their guests like kings and queens, with a delectable restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, and an on-site spa.
  • Banks Mansion really shows off the eclectic side of Amsterdam vacations. Walk to some of the city’s funkier museums, including the Het Kattenkabinet museum of feline art. Relax with a drink in the lounge after a day well-spent.

Major Attractions

You’ll certainly want to explore the Jordaan neighborhood, where you can travel along canals similar to those in Venice. If you want a drink before the boat ride though, you should head over to the Heineken Experience. If you have a bit to drink, no worries—many Amsterdam attractions are walkable, and taxis are always available. The royals know a thing or two about revelry, as well, so a journey over to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, one of the country’s most famous Golden Age buildings, may be in order. If it is museums you seek, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Anne Frank House are the can’t-miss places.

On a couples vacation in Amsterdam? There’s nothing more romantic than a canal city—just ask Venice. Float along as if in a dream on a canal cruise, and spend some time strolling hand in hand, admiring the Amsterdam canal houses and architecture. With over 90 islands connected by 1,200 bridges, there is plenty to see…and plenty of magical photos to add to the scrapbook of your life together.

Recurring Festivals and Events

It’s true that an Amsterdam getaway has it all: big-city shopping, dining, and nightlife with a small-town feel—it is Europe’s “Urban Village.” But if you’re looking for a unique experience, one that will make you feel like you truly got to know this fascinating place, plan your trip around an event. In August, the Loveland Festival's six main stages and thousands of attendees turn the Sloterpark into a huge party. You don’t want to miss it—with elaborate sets and all-around good vibes, each year is better than the last. If you're a movie lover, make a pilgrimage to the EYE Film Museum in May to enjoy the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival. And if you're a foodie, definitely stay near Food Center Amsterdam. Every June, the Het Hoofdgerecht perfectly pairs delicious local food with refreshing wine and beer, for the perfect culinary experience.

When it comes to pairing hotels and airfares, however, you can leave that up to Travelocity. Browse our package deals in Amsterdam today and start planning your dream holiday. We have options for every budget and type of traveler—and the city of Amsterdam has entertainment for all types, as well. Proost! (Cheers!)

Accommodation in Amsterdam

Heading to Netherlands' capital? It'll be a breeze finding accommodation, with as many as 560 lodgings to choose from. Refer to Travelocity's Amsterdam lodging page to locate a place that is right for you.

The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, at Professor Tulpplein 1, or the Amsterdam Boutique Apartments, at Singel 401, are teeming with opulence and charm. Alternatively, the Dylan Amsterdam or the Conservatorium Hotel offer wholesome comfort at a budget friendly price.


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