Amsterdam City BreaksAmsterdam is a haven for arts lovers and partygoers alike providing the perfect destination for many types of city break. Those looking for a culture break are spoilt for choice. The Hermitage Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are just three of the world renowned institutions in the city. The Heritage Amsterdam – the only western branch of the famous St Petersburg museum – only opened two years ago and has since become a major attraction in the Dutch capital, showing off the treasures of the Russian institution. Meanwhile, the Rijksmuseum collection contains over one million objects, with artists on show including Monet, Goya, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
For the best nights out, heading to gig is guaranteed to get the party started.
In the coming months, visitors to Amsterdam can catch Pink, John Legend, Kate Melua, Ice Cube, cat Power and Razorlight, among many others.
The main venues for concerts are Paradiso and the Heineken Music Hall, both of which are relatively large, with around space for 6,000 people, but are far smaller than the stadiums where such big artists usually perform.