Travel guide: Amsterdam

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Thinking of visiting Amsterdam? You're in the right place.

From canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, it is one of the coolest cities in Europe and has plenty to offer. HELLO! Online recently visited and has some top tips...

Where to stay:

INK Hotel – as journalists, we were pretty excited about staying here. The former home of the Dutch newspaper De Tijd, the hotel has a writer's theme with old typewriters and a bar called 'The Press Room' featuring reams of paper and jars of Biros.

INK Hotel, Amsterdam



Modern, luxurious rooms have quirky touches in the form of walls bearing scribbles of an Amsterdam-born artist and service impeccable.

It's also located in the heart of the centre, the ideal location to be based during an Amsterdam city break.

INK Hotel, Amsterdam



If hotels aren't your thing, opt for an apartment from Airbnb. There are hundreds of listings in the city, from £34 a night.

Where to eat:

If it's a special occasion, treat yourself to High Wine at The Dylan. One of the most stunning hotels in Amsterdam, this afternoon tea alternative (it runs from 3pm – 5pm) is a luxurious offering from the hotel at a budget-friendly price of € 39.50 per person.

Four amuse-bouche style courses are paired with four different types of wine. While the menu is not set, examples dishes include roasted pheasant breast with sauerkraut, smoked sausage, bacon and laurel sauce and "Gateau Opera" dark chocolate, coffee mousse and Mascarpone sorbet.


High Wine at The Dylan



How to travel:

We purchased the Iamsterdam Card – City Pass, which allows you unlimited access to public transport as well as a cruise on a canal. What's more, it allows you free admission to museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam and Rembrathuis Museum, among 35 other spots. From £35.72 per perso, available at viator.com.

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