An Amsterdam city break can be as innocent or as mischievous as you make it.
Those pretty canals and colourful tulips are the timeless tourist image of Holland, but other attractions are available in this famous Dutch city of liberality, bohemianism, relentless nightlife and strangely aromatic coffee-houses.
What happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam, so feel free to explore wherever your inclinations lead on today’s Big Deal three-night break to this memorable Dutch destination.
With comfortable 4* central accommodation, it’s the perfect opportunity to renew your acquaintance with one of Europe’s most beguiling and welcoming cities.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Amsterdam, city of pretty canalside townhouses, the Rijksmuseum, fabulous street life and historic attractions.
The Big Deal offers return flights with EasyJet from Glasgow International with luggage allowance and three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a standard double or twin room, in the Golden Tulip Amsterdam Riverside Hotel.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying with EasyJet from Glasgow International. Available dates for departure are:
15th, 17th, 22nd, 30th April
8th, 10th May
17th, 24th, 26th June
Outbound flights depart 13:35 and arrive 16:10. Inbound flights depart 12:30 and arrive 13:05.
Stylish modern accommodation
Nestled on the quiet banks of the river Gaasp, the four star Golden Tulip Amsterdam Riverside Hotel offers a warm welcome as well as swift access to all of the attractions of Amsterdam.
Each of the hotel’s 132 rooms feature sleek ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, telephones, and air conditioning that can be adjusted as needed.
Just off the A9 highway, the hotel is a short taxi from Schiphol airport while the Gaasperplas Metro Station is a ten minute walk from the hotel. From here, it’s a brief ride directly into the city centre, where you can soak up Amsterdam’s abundant art and culture at the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House, and within Dam Square.
And, if you need a little tranquillity after a hard day sightseeing, the hotel has a riverside terrace and gardens.
This Big Deal is a room only offer. If you choose to take meals in the hotel – or just fancy a drink – the Flavours Food & Drinks restaurant and bar is part of the hotel and serves everything from light breakfasts to grilled meat and fish.
Visitors to Amsterdam are never going to be short of entertainment. From gazing at the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum to goggling at the sights in the Red Light District, there is a well-worn traditional tourist trail.
To get a sense of the city’s true character though, a wander along the canals and cool alternative shops in the Jordaan, or a stroll through the Vondelpark reveal the more reticent charms of Amsterdam.
The city’s markets are also a great option to shop for everything from antiques to hand-made clothing and jewellery. The Waterlooplein market in particular is a great option for unearthing bargains.
The Golden Tulip Amsterdam Riverside Hotel has picked up plenty of enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent contributions include the following, edited for length:
‘Brilliant… A very nice hotel in a quiet location and excellent restaurant on the side. The restaurant is full of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh juices and smoothies with good hot and cold drink choice. The hotel is a short ten minute walk from the metro station… Hotel staff were helpful… Would definitely return.’
‘We stayed in this hotel in the last week of June. The property is very conveniently located one stop away from Sloterdijk station. The tram station is right outside the hotel so travelling to and from to the city centre was really easy. We booked a triple room for us and our daughter.’
‘Stayed here with my husband who was working most of the week. Really thoughtful and helpful staff, who remembered who I was. Would recommend this hotel. Central.. Breakfast plenty to choose from. Bedrooms large and very comfy.’
Amsterdam’s magic starts with the canals and extends to the people and the atmosphere. Whatever your idea of an entertaining break, you won’t be disappointed in the Dutch city.
This Big Deal break would make a perfect romantic getaway strolling the canal paths, or a cultured escape, wandering the galleries and museums of this cosmopolitan city.