Amsterdam is a city of many clichés; clogs, tulips, windmills and cheese...but there is so much more to it than you might think.
A hub of art, music and food... whether you would like to spend your weekend city break viewing Van Gogh, munching on Dutch fries (a local speciality) experiencing a floating restaurant, or enjoying a Michelin dining experience... you will not be disappointed.
In central Amsterdam, you can spend your days strolling along vast stretches of waterways, taking in sights such as Dam Square, the Royal Palace and famous Rijksmuseum or simply hide out in cosy cafes watching the people stroll by.
Due to its close proximity to the UK and with cheap flights readily available it is a great place to take a city break so why not delve deeper into The Netherlands and its Capital?
Anne Frank lived in hiding with her family for more than 2 years in Amsterdam during World War II and is one of the city's most famous characters. You can visit the house where she wrote her world famous diary, exploring the hiding place behind the bookcase and immersing yourself in history.
For an Amsterdam art attack why not spend your time soaking in culture at one of the many museums? See masterpieces at the Van Gogh (Closed until May 2013), Rijksmuseum or for something a little different you could go to the house boat museum to see a lifestyle very different to your hotel or even the Kattenkabinet - a whole museum dedicated purely to cats! Who said museums were boring?
You can spend hours simply wandering Amsterdam's canals and admiring the architecture, but one of the best ways to explore the City is by bicycle! Cycling is an incredibly popular way to get around Amsterdam and you can just stop off as and when something takes your fancy.
If cycling sounds too energetic, then how about one of the open top Canal Cruises?
Whatever floats your boat - Amsterdam will wow you morning, noon and night.