A city break in Amsterdam – Part Two

In part two of this city break experience Craig tells us what to see and do while in Amsterdam

If you read part one of our Amsterdam city break experience you’ll know that we chose not to stay in the heart of Amsterdam but just a short train ride away in beautiful Zaandam at the stunning Inntel Amsterdam Zaandam Hotel.

Amsterdam is a bustling tourist hotspot and with a population of over 850,000 the streets, bars, cafe’s and restaurants are pretty busy. Set on the river Amstel, the beautiful waterways are one on the major pulls for sightseers.

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A city break in in Zaandam Amsterdam – Part One

Craig spends a few days in the Netherlands visiting Amsterdam and saying in the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam Hotel.


After getting bored with the usual two weeks on a sunbed in baking heat we decided it was time to get a bit more cultured and take some city breaks. With Budapest, Marrakesh, Reykjavik and Prague under our belts we decided it was time to visit Amsterdam.


I’ll cover the trip in two posts as I simply have too much to tell you in one post, and I’d hate to bore you!


We all know about the drug culture and the red light districts, and I am sure that these two things have resulted in some couples deciding to give Amsterdam a miss. All I will say about this is that it’s there if you want it, but it’s so easily avoided and while we didn’t go out of our way to make sure we didn’t engage with these pursuits, we didn’t see or here a single example of either. So be confident that if either of these things is offensive to you that it’s not what Amsterdam is all about.

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