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Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With over a million people in its urban area (and nearly two and a half million inhabitants in the metropolitan area), it is the largest city in the country with its financial, cultural, and creative centre.

Amsterdam gets its name from the city base as the "Dam" of the river "Amstel". In the past, the name was "Amstelredamme" which later changed to "Amsterdam". Amsterdam is one of Europe's most popular destinations, attracting more than 7 million international travellers a year.

Amsterdam is better known as North Venice because of its beautiful canals across the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something about every traveller's taste here; whether you choose culture and history, a serious party, or the relaxing charm of an old European city.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat
Go down the famous Amsterdam canals on this 75-minute boat trip. Jump into the old wooden salon boat and stay and enjoy the beautiful city beyond you. See local signs while eating Dutch cheese and drinking.

Secret rural tourism: Highlights of Holland
Focus on Dutch culture, history, and food on a 6- to 7-hour country trip. Free and fast transportation takes you from the crowds of Amsterdam tourists to the heart of Holland. Enjoy the captivating commentary from your guide as you taste the local cheese, pass through the windmills, and try out the wooden shoes. Highlights of the trip include Zaanse Schans, a fishing town in Marken, Volendam, Church Broek.

Keukenhof Gardens Guided Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam
See the spring blooms of Keukenhof Gardens on a trip from Amsterdam. Drive past the amazing tulip fields that make the Netherlands a world-famous place for flower lovers. The guide leads to an educational tour of the Keukenhof Gardens, which includes thousands of tulips, narcissi, and artfully illustrated hyacinths between the lakes and their peaks.

Private sightseeing tour to Ghent and Bruges from Amsterdam
Enter a whole new world, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Ghent, on this day-long journey from Amsterdam. Meet your driver directly at your Amsterdam hotel, and drive to Belgium in luxury Mercedes. Since this is a private tour, you can choose to visit your favourite sites.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat
Slide into the canals of Amsterdam in style and comfort and ride a 100% electric, luxury boat. Sit in a comfortable chair, and warm with a blanket provided and a drink from the cash register when the weather is cold. The boat trip departs several times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it is easy to get into many of the sights. Amsterdam is an amazing European city with typical European charm scented all over. Famous for many things it is also one the most travelled honeymoon destination in the world. Travel to Amsterdam with The Hilton Holiday International, visit our website today for more information.