Thousands flock to the city of Amsterdam every year. Cycle along its idyllic canals, enrich yourself with its wealth of galleries and museums, or admire its ubiquitous urban flair all around. With a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an infamous Red Light District, feel enthralled by its contradictions found in abundance.
The perfect location of the hotel makes it easy to visit a range of attractions in the area; the metro is within easy reach of the hotel and will take you to the centre of Amsterdam. Things to see and do include:Anne Frank Huis (Anne Frank House)
The small, but highly, popular Anne Frank House annually attracts up to 1 million visitors per year; expect lengthy queues. It is the historic home where Anne Frank, her family and four other Jewish people hid from the occupying Germans during WWII
, after fleeing their native Germany. Finally caught by the Nazis after two years in hiding, they were taken off to concentration camps, where Anne eventually died. However, her father survived and published her diary, which takes pride of place here.Hermitage Amsterdam
Housed in the historic Amstelhof, this recently opened museum is a sibling of its namesake in St Petersburg. The main permanent collection focuses on artistic and cultural links between Russia and the Netherlands
, with exhibits brought in from St Petersburg. There are also a wide range of temporary exhibitions, as well as a section on the heritage of the historic home of the museum itself.NEMO Museum
Bringing to mind a massive seagoing vessel, the cutting-edge NEMO Museum is an unmistakable sight on the banks of the IJ, a short stroll from Central Station. It offers plenty of hands-on exhibits to stimulate young minds and keep them occupied
, blowing giant bubbles, looking at cosmic rays and maybe even creating life. Older visitors, too, may be intrigued by the exhibits on science and technology. The rooftop has a beach area, a surreal place to take in the rays on a sunny day.