You can see elements of the whole world reflected in Amsterdam. A bustling trading port over many centuries, this handsome city perched at the edge of the North Sea has drawn together the finest elements of European culture and much from further afield. Walking through its cobbled streets, you'll hear dozens of different languages, and you can dine on a different national cuisine every night as well as enjoying superb local cheeses, breads and beer.
Ride on a boat along the canals past the house where Anne Frank wrote her diary, visit the diamond museums to see glittering stones being expertly cut to shape, admire the works of the old masters in the Rijksmuseum and more, or take a cycling trip through tangled alleyways to find hidden marketplaces full of treasures. Amsterdam has many impressive museums and art galleries, bustling bars and great music venues of all kinds.