Recognised for its tolerance and diversity, Amsterdam is synonymous with harmony, beauty, simplicity and romanticism.
Far from the clichés that surround the city, Amsterdam is also characterized by being a cosmopolitan, multilingual, avant-garde city and one of the most beautiful in Europe, commonly known as the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’
We discover the emblematic places to enjoy an ideal getaway in the epicenter of Holland.
Architecture.Amsterdam brings together its sensitivity to the built environment, its ability to blend traditional Dutch architecture in its canals with modern buildings. A perfect combination between functional urbanism and a traditional landscape. La Beurs van Berlage by H.P. Berlage, La Scheevaathuis (The House of Shipping Companies) designed by J.M. van der Mey, Housing Silo in Amsterdam (known as Silodam)by the architectural practice MVRDV or the Amsterdam Architecture Centre (ARCAM) designed by René van Zuuk
Arte. As an avant-garde city, Amstermdam stands out for its museums where you can see works by the most influential Dutch painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh, Frans Hals, Jans Steen, Nicolaes Maes, Jacob van Ruisdale or Willem Kalf. Highlights include the Rijksmusemum Museum (Amstermdam National Museum), the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the Stedelijk Museum
Accommodation. As a result of its beauty and simplicity, Amsterdam hotels transmit a pragmatic and functional luxury. The hotel Pestana Amsterdam Riverside, designed by Roelof Kuiper, the hotel Pulitzer, the hotel L’Europe, the hotel Toren or the Conservatorium.
Gastronomy.Just as its culture is full of intense contrast, its gatronomy is not left behind. You can enjoy traditional dishes such as Rijsttafel (typical rice dish), Bitterballen (similar to croquettes), Stamppot (Dutch stew), Erwtensoep (pea soup dish), a range of cheeses (Gouda, Edam, and Alkmaar) or sweets like Poffertjes
Shopping.From local boutiques tucked away on the 9 Straatjes to the glittering showcases of Europe’s most prestigious firms, the elegant city of Amsterdam presents a host of shopping opportunities. Essential is P.C. Hooftstraat, which bears the name of the Dutch poet and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft and is located between Vondelpark and Museumplein, and certainly we cannot forget that Amsterdam is also known as “The city of diamonds”, Coaster Diamonds and Gasaan Diamond are indispensable.