AMSTERDAM, THE CAPITAL CITY MOST LOVED BY YOUNG PEOPLE
The Dutch city has been described as the most anti-conformist and transgressive in Europe, though it's also a perfect choice for a romantic and relaxing vacation. Its captivating canals, curious narrow houses, museums, coffee shops, floating barges, bizarre boutiques and historical bars make it one of the European cities most loved by tourists from all over the world. With an Alitalia flight to Amsterdam, enjoy the city with a long walk alongside its canals, a bicycle ride through its streets, a boat trip, sipping a beer sitting by the table of a picturesque cafe or lying on the grass of the Vondelpark. A city with a thousand faces waiting to be discovered, from the culture of its museums to the hedonistic nightlife. You never forget a trip to Amsterdam.
WHAT TO DO IN AMSTERDAM
To best way to savor the beauty of the city is either on foot or taking a boat along its canals, but there are also a few things that you simply must do if you on a trip to Amsterdam. Beginning with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, which as well as displaying his extraordinary paintings, also provides an authentic journey into the life of the artist, and the Anne Frank House, where the young girl wrote her famous diary under the Nazi occupation: a unique and moving experience. In the downtown you will find Rembrandt's former residence, where the Flemish artist lived and painted. His works, including The Night Watch, can be found at the Rijksmuseum, along with a collection of other incredible Flemish paintings like Vermeer's The Milkmaid. The Stedelijk Museum, on the other hand, has become an icon of contemporary art thanks to its 90,000 works of art, from paintings and sculptures to designer objects and video installations. If you prefer to enjoy the city in the open air, then a trip to the Dam Square is a must, the beating heart of the city with its Baroque buildings, while the more adventurous can head over to the Red Light District. If you're in the mood for shopping, in the downtown boutiques you will find clothes, porcelain, diamonds, paintings and fabrics. Not to be missed is Bloemenmarkt, the famous flower market on floating barges, where the aroma of tulips is everywhere.
WHEN TO GO TO AMSTERDAM
If you book a flight to Amsterdam in the summer or spring you can enjoy the city with a cruise on its canals, a cycle ride or a visit to the Vondelpark, the greenest section of the Dutch capital. There is also King's Day on 27 April, an unmissable national holiday where residents congregate in the squares in a joyous parade of orange. If you opt to travel to Amsterdam in winter instead, in December you can marvel at the light installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival, visit the Christmas Market at Dam Square and go ice skating on the frozen canals. And don't worry about the temperature - this city always knows how to heat things up!
Book an Alitalia flight to Amsterdam today and enjoy a trip to one of the most evocative cities in Europe.