Amsterdam - canals, museums and a laid back lifestyle

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Here is an interesting fact about Amsterdam. It has more museums per square kilometre than any other European capital (dare we say any world capital, too?). How can a city with a population of less than a million boast world class museums such as the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam’s Louvre), Stedelijk Museum (modern art), Van Gogh Museum, Nemo (Science and Technology), to name but a few. The answer is, in part, the legacy of being a once great maritime power, financial wealth and acumen accumulated over many centuries and good old creative genius.

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Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a city break. Whether you want to spend time strolling along the canals or feel the city atmosphere, you will find the best Amsterdam hotels including romantic hotels, bed & breakfasts, boutique and design hotels amongst others.

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Besides all the famous museums, of course, this being Amsterdam, the liberal minded city par excellence, other quirky but no less interesting museums include the Sex, Hash and Torture Museums.

This cultural aspect alone should keep any discerning visitor busy. But given the richness of its architecture, canals, laid back street life and coffee shop culture where, we would remind you, soft drugs are legally consumed, plus sheer overall beauty means this most human and tolerant of cities will cast a spell that is not easily broken.

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Who says good things must be expensive? We have discovered a number of quaint little hotels and bed & breakfasts that are great value for money without missing out on comfort, service and beauty.
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