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Amsterdam is a story of water. Here, life is reflected in the gentle waves of the canals and time takes its course, unperturbed. Amsterdam the bold, the welcoming, the atypical: floating images of a capital whose inhabitants are distinguished by their simplicity, openness and freedom of spirit.
Time flight : Clermont-Ferrand - Amsterdam : 1 hour 30 minutes
Arrival time from Clermont-Ferrand : 10h05
Arrival time : 11h35
Capital : Amsterdam
We talk in... Dutch
We pay in... Euros
At the right time! No jet lag.
Sweater or t-shirt? Mild, quite rainy summers and winters that are cooler rather than cold. May is the ideal season for a getaway in the Netherlands.
In addition to its museums, Amsterdam is the haven of thousands of architectural beauties (no fewer than 7000 homes are classified as Historical Monuments) which you will discover by walking or cycling through the city.
If you arrive by train at the central station or are staying near the Dam, you can start your tour by the old city centre. It is the historical heart of the city. Although something of a tourist magnet, it is still full of beautiful buildings and is a must-not-miss stroll.
As the famous Red Light District is just east of the old centre, it makes sense to combine the two visits. In addition to the windows which will probably only amuse you for a short time, the Oude Kerk (old church) deserves a look.
For a coffee at a pavement café or an evening out, the many squares ("plein" in Dutch) are a great way to get a feel for the city's life. The most famous are Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. For film buffs, lovers of Art Deco and simply lovers, the Tuschinski cinema, near Rembrandtplein, is a must. Absolutely wonderful!
In addition to countless cafés, theatres and nightclubs, Leidseplein is also home to the Municipal Theatre and the beautiful American Hotel. Nearby, feel free to discover the most famous park in the Netherlands, the Vondelpark, where all the youth of Amsterdam likes to meet. 48 acres of lawn come to life with the first rays of sunshine: remember to bring your guitar!
Near another smaller square, Muntplein, lies Amsterdam's floating flower market, probably the most famous flower market in the world. Buy your bulbs in Holland, it's very chic!
Finally, a visit to the centre of Amsterdam wouldn't be complete without a stroll through the Jordaan, the former poor district that has become very trendy, located northwest of the city centre. This is where you will find the house of Anne Frank and the Westerkerk (the highest bell tower in Amsterdam from where you have a superb view of the city).
To reach the Jordaan, we recommend a stroll along the canals. From East to Northwest, walk along the four major canals in Amsterdam that surround the centre. They all lead to the Jordaan and are undoubtedly the highlight of your visit. One last tip: by bike you really soak in the atmosphere of Amsterdam and you will easily cruise along the canals.
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