Program - Sightseeing - Amsterdam - Netherlands
Amsterdam, the City of Freedom

Amsterdam's olive-green canals and handsome gabled mansions are indeed beautiful, but perhaps above all, it’s the flavour of the city that appeals

Known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is a wonderful place, it’s a beautiful city with an amazing history and tons of culture. Canals permeate the city creating an amazingly calm and relaxed atmosphere wherever you are in Amsterdam. It’s easy to hire a boat and drift around the city, seeing the sights or simply sit in a cafe and watch the river traffic go by. With its beautiful architecture, captivating scenery and fascinating history, it’s no wonder Amsterdam is a long standing favourite city break. If you’ve never been before, or you want to learn more about this amazing city.

Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam's treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops and hyper-creative drinking, dining and design scenes. The city’s olive-green canals and handsome gabled mansions are indeed beautiful, but perhaps above all, it’s the flavour of the city that appeals – its inhabitants a creative and imaginative bunch who quite simply bring the place alight.

Narrow Streets are filled with even narrower houses. Some of the smallest house fronts in the world can be seen in Amsterdam. Stemming from a 16th-century tax that saw people being taxed on their house frontages (widths), the houses along the canals were built narrower and narrower until only the wealthy could afford wide-fronted houses. In the 17th century, Amsterdam boomed as a trading city, its merchant fleet transporting goods to every corner of the globe.