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 Corendon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying with EasyJet from Glasgow International. Available dates for departure are:
2nd, 8th, 22nd May
8th-9th, 13th, 25th-27th June
Outbound flights depart 15:05 and arrive 17:40. Inbound flights depart 14:00 and arrive 14:35.
Stylish modern accommodation
The Corendon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam hotel is located to the south-east of the city centre, with easy access to Schiphol Airport. Regular connections on Tram #2 take you into the heart of Amsterdam, which is about 40 minutes away on foot.
Guest rooms all have free WiFi, flat screen TV and private bathrooms with toiletries and a hair dryer.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, and a fitness centre. Extras include a modern spa, with a Hammam, a Finnish Sauna, a steam room, and a beach room, as well as a fitness room and beauty salon, with paid access to the swimming pool.
The nearby Gaasperplas Metro station offers fast connections around greater Amsterdam. Attractions close by include the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam ArenA stadium and the Ziggo Dome.
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 Corendon Vitality Hotel Amsterdam has picked up plenty of enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent contributions include the following, edited for length:
‘The hotel is perfect for a relaxing get-a-way. It is new, modern and has a spacious spa with a variety of facilities. The location is not too far away from the city centre.’
‘The layout and decor is minimal but funky, rooms are very comfortable, staff are great, the food was excellent and the bar stocked all sorts of beers and spirits. The spa is a great addition, good place to relax.’
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.