Amsterdam – Jam-packed with things to do and places to see
There's no getting bored on a trip to Amsterdam. Culture vultures have more than 80 museums to visit, with subjects as diverse as diamonds, computers and cheese to accompany the more conventional art and history collections. For music-lovers, concert halls, pop arenas and more intimate venues are plentiful. The Vondelpark, covering 120 acres, is a great place to relax with open green spaces and plenty of trees to provide shade. And if you are lucky, a show may be on at the open-air theatre. Kids will enjoy the play area and the paddling pool with stepping stones. Architecture enthusiasts will admire the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, styled after ancient Rome, and the Oude Kerk (Old Church), the city's oldest structure. Snack fans should try freshly baked ‘stroopwafels’ for a sweet treat or go for a ‘patatje oorlog’ (French fries, mayonnaise, raw onions and peanut sauce) for something more filling.