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Romantic vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Fly-drive vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Cheap vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Introducing Amsterdam

Chances are you will already be familiar with the stereotypical image of Amsterdam – a city of meandering canals and cycle ways, with a bohemian spirit and bold edge. But that’s just skimming the surface of this remarkable destination.

With its bobbing houseboats, quaint flower stalls and locals cycling leisurely from place to place, Amsterdam has an old-world charm evocative of a sleepy village. But look elsewhere and an exuberant modern metropolis reveals itself, bursting with world-class cultural institutions, cutting edge style and renowned nightlife – injected with a famously liberal, unabashed attitude. It’s a bubbling melting pot of cultures, where both convention and innovation are celebrated. So hire a bike, hop on a canal boat, or simply sit back with a frothy beer and soak up the ‘gezelligheid’ or warm embrace of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam areas

Explore the buzzing city centre, canals and neighbourhoods of Amsterdam

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Make your way to Amsterdam’s thriving centre to discover shops, restaurants and bars in abundance. Munch on wickedly delicious syrup waffles from a street vendor as you wander around the historic hub, Dam Square. Take in the neoclassical magnificence of the Royal Palace or browse the big-brand stores lining the far-reaching shopping streets of Kalverstraat and Niewendijik. Explore vibrant Chinatown and the notorious, neon-lit Red Light District. On Waterlooplein Square, don’t miss Rembrandt House Museum and the renowned Flea Market.

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Experience quintessential old Amsterdam around the horseshoe of canals that encircle the city centre. Take in the beautiful 17th century houses lining this picturesque network of water ways. Don’t miss the iconic Bloemenmarkt, where flower vendors tout their colourful blooms from floating stalls on the historic Singel canal. Wander around the hip hub that is the 9 Streets, with its host of vintage fashion boutiques and art galleries. Or observe the bustle on attractive Rembrandtplein square from a cosy café.

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Amsterdam is synonymous with art and within its aptly-named Museum Quarter are some of the finest houses of artistic treasures in the world. The Van Gogh Museum boasts over 200 works by the tortured artist Vincent and his contemporaries, including Monet and Toulouse-Lautrec. Another must-visit for art lovers is Holland’s largest gallery, the Rijksmuseum, offering a collection of masterpieces. Browse the Museum Quarter’s exclusive boutiques. Or head east to the cosmopolitan De Pijp neighbourhood for cool cafés and eclectic restaurants.

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Escape the bustle for the lush verdant expanse of Vondelpark. Take a relaxing stroll or bike ride through this tranquil green space, which is great for families. Picnic under a leafy canopy of trees and take in a concert or play at the open-air theatre. Cinema buffs can catch a showing at the EYE Film Institute and little ones will be in their element at the Klein Melkhuis children’s park. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at one of the many lively cafés lining the nearby Leidseplein square.

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Head to the cosmopolitan Jordaan district for eclectic eateries, diverse shopping and premier art galleries including the Stedelijk Museum. At this home of the National Museum of Modern Art, gaze upon world-revered works by Monet, Picasso, Rodin and more. At the northern edge of the district and not to be missed, is the Anne Frank House. Here, you can visit the claustrophobic Second World War hideaway of the Frank family, as well as view Anne’s famous diary.

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Nicknamed the Quartier Latin - this once gritty area is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant mixing pot of cultures. Its flourishing social scene attracts the hip and trendy with lively cafes, bars and restaurants. Experience the energy of Albert Cuypmarkt outdoor market on a bustling Saturday or the serenity of Sarphati Park with its pond, fountains and picnic spots. Sir Albert, a luxury boutique hotel handpicked by Mr & Mrs Smith, provides an ideal base for exploring this thriving neighbourhood.

A taste of summer

Video bloggers (vloggers) Nadine Sykora & Laura Bubble venture to Amsterdam to sample the local cuisine whist taking in the local culture. See how they got on in the video below.

When best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Amsterdam holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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