Amsterdam is a city that has achieved worldwide notoriety for many reasons. To some, it’s the smoke-filled cafés and sleazy attractions of the red light district; to others, the series of canals that has earned the city its nickname, ‘Venice of the north’. Whatever your preconceptions, you can expect to find that Amsterdam has much more to offer than you’d ever imagined.
Originally the heartbeat of one of the world’s largest empires, the city experienced a Golden Age during the 17th century and produced some of the world’s finest art and architecture. Glimpses of this rich legacy can be seen in the city’s myriad museums and in its fine architectural heritage.
More recently, Amsterdam became famous for its liberal toleration of drugs and prostitution, and the friendly and open-minded nature of its inhabitants. Along with this, the city offers a plethora of luxury hotels, top class spas and Michelin-starred restaurants, all of which provide the perfect base for elite travelers to head out and explore this incredible Dutch capital.