Delicate bridges and waterways weave in and out of old brick and glass buildings, and outdoor cafes line every road. There are hen and stag dos a-plenty, and hitting the main drag in Old Centre to party hard is definitely part of the experience, as is strolling through the infamous Red Light District where purring women push themselves up against windows beckoning in paying customers. When you're looking to chill out, visit the mesmerising Van Gogh Museum or kick back with a spliff. Yes, it's legal here - and all part of the, er, cultural experience. Read more about Amsterdam Weekender
Have you ever touched a meteorite? Protected the earth against supernatural life? Or made a bicycle trip through the galaxy? You can experience all of these things at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam: the only museum in the world where you are allowed to touch everything!
Experiencing science at its fullest: that is what NEMO is about. The massive seablue building, which is just a stone’s throw from the bustling city centre Amsterdam and its striking train station, houses some of the world’s most fascinating exhibitions on modern-day science. Read more about Tour the Universe at NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam
Take in the scents of tulips as you fly over colourful flower fields; gaze at historic heritages that reveal magnificent stories; feel the wind in your hair as you glide over water-wonderful landscapes that show the eternal Dutch struggle with water: you will feel as free as a bird at THIS IS HOLLAND. This brand-new experience in the Northern heart of Amsterdam utilises state of the art technology to take you on a unique journey across history, the present, but above all the beauty of the Netherlands. Read more about Experience The Netherlands at “THIS IS HOLLAND”
Over the last decade, Prague has become a real favourite of Brits abroad looking for a great night out, whether it’s in the pubs and bars of the Old Town – popular with tourists – or the winding streets and secret cafes of the Lucerne Passage. Beer is incredibly cheap and consumed pretty much around the clock, so make sure to line your stomach in one of the city’s many schnitzel restaurants! Read more about European Night Out in Prague, Amsterdam and Hungary
Germany may be dotted with traditional Christmas markets but one of the capital’s hippest retail enclaves, contained in the 1950s Bikinihaus, has reinvented festive shopping with a contemporary Christmas market. Read more about Six Places to do your Christmas Shopping This Year
Amsterdam, a pretty village-like city with a huge reputation, needs little introduction. Holland’s capital city has something for everyone –leafy canals, cute cafes and bustling bars. One of Amsterdam’s biggest draws, though, is it world-famous Museum District, home to the renowned Rijksmuseum. It reopened last year after a dazzling decade-long refurbishment and is currently showcasing its first permanent photography exhibition, displaying more than 400 images from the twentieth century. Read more about Dutch Quartet City Breaks