CHOOSE CULTURE AND EXCITEMENT
Book a holiday to Amsterdam and discover its thriving art scene and renowned nightlife.
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Holidays in Amsterdam give you the best of both worlds – you can choose from a cultural trip filled with sightseeing and trekking around museums, or a vibrant weekend of bars, food and shopping galore.
Considered one of the best cities in Europe for a short city break. Amsterdam is compact, so grab a bike or walk along the canal paths, stopping to admire the 17th century architecture so revered in the city. Browse modern art in swanky contemporary galleries before heading off to see an old master at the Rembrandt or Van Gogh museums. Shop along the bustling P.C. Hooftstraat for luxury goods before stopping for a coffee and delicious waffle, or drop in for a well-deserved beer in the chic De Pijp area. Our flights to Amsterdam will have you there in no time.
Once thought of as a ‘stag and hen’ haven, Amsterdam has since emerged from its regeneration as a destination steeped in luxury. From sumptuous, modern, five star hotels and gourmet restaurants to high-end shopping plazas and swanky bars. It is time to embrace Amsterdam’s latest incarnation.
The great thing about luxury shopping in Amsterdam, is that you will discover hip neighbourhoods as you discover the latest trends. Head to Dam Square to find de Bijenkorf (beehive), a luxury department store with high-end brands in a familiar shop-in-shop layout. Wander down P.C. Hooftstraat, near Museum Square, to find luxury stores such as Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, among many others. Or head to the Oud-Zuid neighbourhood, a haven for affluent Amsterdammers, to find catwalk fashion boutiques – like the superb Ennu – amongst outstanding bistros and cafés ideally placed for a quick bite to eat.
Like any major city, Amsterdam has its fair share of spas and wellness centres fit for a luxury break. For over 30 years, the incredible Sauna Deco has been a haunt for the affluent crowd in Amsterdam. Its iconic Parisian stylings take visitors back to a more elegant time, when people were less rushed, offering massage, sauna, steam baths and a delicious light lunch. Or why not visit the stunning Guerlain Spa at the opulent Waldorf Astoria, whose spectacular holistic treatments are adapted for individual needs and wants. So sit back, be pampered in style, and enjoy a life of luxury in Amsterdam.
One of the most iconic cities in the world needs iconic hotels, and you will not be disappointed with the choice. With incredible views of the River Amstel, the beautiful 19th century De l'Europe offers elegant rooms and two fine dining restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Bord’Eau. Owned by the Heineken family, it has recently undergone a €85 million renovation, ensuring guests comfort for years to come. For those looking for something a bit different, the stylish Sir Albert was once a diamond factory. It is now the epitome of contemporary cool, with a chic modern feel perfect for a city saturated with designers.
A luxury break in Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without visiting at least one Michelin-starred restaurant. Thankfully, Amsterdam has quite a few. The Bridges restaurant in the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is considered the best fish restaurant in the city, offering ‘Dutch fish with a French twist’ and a fantastic selection of wine. But if you are looking for something a little different, Yamazato in the Hotel Okura, serve Japanese Haute Cuisine. In a lavish space designed to represent a 16th century Japanese tea house, and staff dressed accordingly in kimonos, the food here is spellbinding.
Amsterdam has plenty to offer for those looking for a decent cocktail or good bottle of wine. Hotel bars are always a good option, but they sometimes lack the atmosphere of heading into the hubbub of the city. Try Bubble & Wines just near the Royal Palace, who sell 50 wines by the glass and 180 by the bottle – all in a stylish, low-slung bar oozing exclusivity. Or head to the De Pijp area, where you’ll find hip cocktail bars on every corner. During the day, The Dylan hotel has an inspiring take on the afternoon tea called High Wine, with guests sampling delicious wine accompanied with perfectly suited appetizers.