Spring brings to mind an image of nature coming back to life after the long cold winter. Finally, the dark, winter gloom is fading and spring blooms start to appear.
Nowhere is this natural beauty more evident than in Holland, when the famous tulips come out in full bloom.
Every springtime, The Flower Strip (Bollenstreek) burst into a riot of colour. Amsterdam’s flower power has been popular for many years and has drawn visitors from all over the world.
This beautiful city could be a great Easter break for you and the family and, better than that, it won’t break the bank to get there either!
A firm city break favourite, Amsterdam is a relaxed and friendly modern metropolis yet steeped in history.
Criss-crossed by canals and cobbled streets, this vibrant city also boasts a buzzing nightlife way beyond the famous Red Light District.
History buffs and art lovers will enjoy touring the many museums and galleries but overall, anyone who likes the continental vibe of a tolerant, modern city will have a great time on a trip here.
There’s so much on offer for all ages and tastes.
Here are some of the great events and attractions on offer this spring:Rembrandt’s Naked Truth exhibition Rembrandt House Museum until 16 May Easter in Amsterdam 25-28 March Flower Parade 23 April Tulip Festival 1- 30 April Kings Day 27 April Cherry Blossom Festival 9 April Imagine Film festival 14-24 AprilOf course, there are many wonderful year round sights and attractions that really shouldn’t be missed on a trip to Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum is one of the best art galleries in the world and art lovers will also enjoy a visit to the Van Gogh Museum.
A great spot for a little history and education is Ann Frank’s House, the place where the famous Jewish diarist and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.
If you simply want to take in the beauty of the city and soak up the atmosphere, it really is quite lovely to sit in one of the many pavement cafes, enjoying a coffee or a beer whilst watching the world go byusually on a bike!
The locals of Amsterdam love to cycle and this is a very popular mode of transport.
Why not hire a bike for a few hours and join in the two-wheeled fun.
If you prefer to see the sight of the city from the water, it’s really easy to join a canal boat tour.
There are 165 canals in Amsterdam and they define the city’s landscape, providing a pretty, picturesque backdrop.
Most canal cruises take around an hour, in which you’ll explore and discover plenty of interesting facts about the city along the way.
As well as the one-hour options, other types of canal cruises available include practical hop-on-hop-off services, romantic candle-lit tours, child-friendly adventures and intimate guided boat tours for smaller groups.
In 2010, Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site and probably one of the most magical and relaxing ways of seeing as much of the city as your time allows.
Whichever way you choose to explore Amsterdam, you will certainly see some beautiful sights so don’t forget your camera! You’ll enjoy looking back on them, cherishing the memories of a lovely experience.
Check out these great deals on offer: