Crowned the 3rd ever European Capital of Culture in 1987, Amsterdam has more going for it than just cafe bars. And judging by what’s on offer this autumn in the city, it’s easy to see why:
Arts In Amsterdam on a Wednesday?
If you love classical music or architecture you’ll be in for a treat if you visit the Concertgebouw at lunchtime on Wednesdays. They hold free concerts in a fantastically grand building. Find out more about what’s on at the Concertgebouw
Art in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has an impressive collection of art. The Dutch artist Van Gogh has a dedicated museum with an unsurpassed collection while the Rijksmuseum has work by Rembrandt and Vermeer on display. Find out more about Amsterdam’s museum quarter.
When you get tired from all that walking around, take a relaxing boat ride down the city’s canals – there’s no better way to get a feel for Amsterdam’s varied architecture – from classicism to art deco to functionalism.
Culture and history
No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to Anne Frank’s house. You probably remember reading the story at school, but it all comes poignantly alive when you see the tiny annex where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis.
Book your trip from Harwich toto Holland this autumn.