Ever heard of Venice of the North? If not, you will. Amsterdam has canals, old architecture and lovely bridges that rival the Italian lagoon city. Of course, things are done a little differently here in Amsterdam. Modern artwork sits next to Renaissance masters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Compact lanes lead you to museums, clubs and cafes. And an air of gezellig, or a kind of joyful comfort, floats through the city (or maybe that’s just because of the “special” cigarettes everyone seems to be smoking?). Candlelit restaurants, jenever (Dutch gin) distilleries and breweries arethe perfect venues for making new friends.
So practice your pronunciation of Goenedag and Proost! (that’s “hello” and “cheers”) and book one of lastminute.co.nz’sflights to Amsterdam—you’ve got exploring to do!
From the airport, you can take the NS Dutch Railway, Bus #197 or a cab into the city centre. And, of course, there are our car rental options. But all you really need is two wheels and a bicycle bell to get around this city! And maybe one of those cute little baskets.
If you’re on one of our Amsterdam flightsthat land in the morning, you’ll have all day to check out the old architecture, especially the two medieval wooden houses at Begijnhof 34 and Zeedijk 1. Touching down in the afternoon? You’ll be blown away by some of the windmills that inspired so many famous masterpieces in Western art.
Finish off your day (or start it, if you land after dark) by slipping into the Van Gogh Museum before it closes up for the night. Tired? Just head to your Amsterdam accommodation to recharge for another day of adventure in the morning.
Want to get the most out of our Amsterdam holiday packages? Do like the locals do. First, grab a bottle of your favourite vintage. Next, head to Vondelpark. And third, crack that baby open and make some new friends. Now that’s some gezellig if we ever saw any!
Start that glowing gezellig feeling before you ever leave home by booking cheap flights to Amsterdam right here on lastminute.co.nz. It’s fast, easy and saves you big euros. Who wouldn’t feel all warm and squishy inside after that?