This charming city of narrow canals and tall skinny buildings is a pleasure to explore. Amsterdam's cobbled squares are legendary: there's vibrant Leidseplein which is lined with coffee shops, theatres and restaurants; Museumplein, where many of the city's museums are located including the spectacular Rijksmuseum; and Rembrandtplein, famous for its vibrant nightlife. Cross bridges that are just tall enough to let barges sail beneath and explore this fascinating city's narrow streets. You'll notice that everybody cycles here, so hire a bicycle yourself, or enjoy a trip on one of the sightseeing barges available, to get an insight into what Amsterdam looks like from the water.
Amsterdam has so many interesting sights... Visit Anne Frank House, where Anne and her family hid in an annex for two years during the Second World War to escape the Nazis. Explore fascinating museums full of historical artefacts, including the Amsterdam Museum, home to some of the most beautiful works of art in the world and the magnificent Rijksmuseum, one of the most famous museums in the world.
Visit the magnificent 17th Century Royal Palace, which was used as the Town Hall until 1808, when Louis Napoleon, Bonaparate's brother, lived when he reigned for a short time as King of the Netherlands. Next to the palace is the exquisite Niewe Kerk, or New Church, which was built in the 15th Century. It's the most important church in the Netherlands and has been meticulously restored.
There's also the beautiful Renaissance-style Westerkerk where Rembrandt is buried in an unmarked grave. Climb to the top of the church tower, the Westertoren for a panoramic view of Amsterdam. And take some time to bargain at a choice of markets, sample beer at excellent bars and nightclubs, and enjoy fresh herring from a streetside stall.
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, EHAM
- Budel Airfield Kempen, EHBD
- Deelen Air Base, EHDL
- De Peel Air Base, EHDP
- Eindhoven Airport, EHEH
- Eelde Airport, EHGG
- Gilze Rijen Air Base, EHGR
- De Kooy Airport, EHKD
- Lelystad Airport, EHLE
- Leeuwarden Air Base, EHLW
- Rotterdam The Hague Airport, EHRD
- Twente Airport, EHTW
- Volkel Air Base, EHVK
- Woensdrecht Air Base, EHWO