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AMSTERDAM

Discover the "Venice of the North"

For a weekend trip or longer, Amsterdam is bursting with surprises. 

No, Venice isn't the only city you can explore by boat... There's Amsterdam too! For those who want to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Nice airport offers regular flights from Nice to Amsterdam. There's no point in resisting: the capital of Holland awaits with open arms, ready to unveil its charms and the gentle pace of life along its sixty-five canals. 

Visit the city of canals with a flight from Nice to Amsterdam

How could anyone resist the spell of the surprising Dutch capital, with its maze of canals, its abundance of stunning sights and impressive buildings, not to mention its wide range of activities? Amsterdam is, without a doubt, a fascinating architectural mix, with its canals, the houses along them, and its bridges and buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Did you know that Amsterdam has almost 7000 historically listed monuments? If you like beautiful buildings, take a stroll in the Old Centre. You won't be disappointed. 

  1. Amsterdam: City of Culture and Painting
  2. Amsterdam: City of Fun
  3. Amsterdam: City of Shopping
  4. Amsterdam: City of Celebration
  5. Book your flight from Nice to Amsterdam

Amsterdam: City of Culture and Painting

As well as being a pleasant setting for strolls or cycle rides, Holland's capital is crammed full of outstanding architecture and cultural attractions. These include its museums exploring the life and work of various famous painters.  Amsterdam has no less than 50 museums. From the Van Gogh Museum, to the Rembrandt House Museum, to Dam Square with its Royal Palace, art lovers will be spoilt for choice. And to satisfy your curiosity, visit the Cannabis Museum or the Sex Museum, unique to Amsterdam!

Between museums, explore the city centre's canals on foot or by bike, savouring Amsterdam's charms at your own pace. Vondelpark for a natural haven, the flower market for a little colour, and the red light district to spice things up are all must-sees. So treat yourself to a weekend away or a longer stay, with a flight from Nice to Amsterdam!

Must-See Attractions 

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Dam Square: in the heart of the city centre, this square is to Amsterdam what the Champs Elysées are to Paris.

The Royal Palace: a true architectural triumph of the 17th century, dominating Dam Square.

The Van GoghMuseum: 2015 was Van Gogh year in Holland!

The Vondelpark: Holland's best-known Park, which covers more than 48 hectares. Young people love to meet here, guaranteeing a lively atmosphere.

The Rijksmuseum: Holland's biggest museum, with an unrivalled collection of Dutch art.

Anne Frank'sHouse: where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during the Second World War.

The Flower Market: in the heart of the beautiful Rembrandtplein area, along the canal, feast your eyes on thousands of tulip bulbs, flowering tulips, or ornamental tulips.

The Red Light District: One of the city's oldest districts, not to mention one of its most colourful.

The Botanical Garden: one of the world's oldest botanical Gardens, with over 6000 tropical and indigenous trees and plants.

NEMO Science Museum: in the shape of the huge liner, Amsterdam's science Museum offers a fun and interactive way to discover multiple aspects of science and technology.  https://www.e-nemo.nl/en/


Amsterdam: City of Fun

Amsterdam offers a huge variety of shows and events. You can see many artists and groups live in the city's bars and cafés, without breaking the bank. And if you fly from Nice to Amsterdam in summer, you can enjoy concerts outside in the most beautiful parks.

Theatre lovers should head for the Leidseplein area, which is home to the city's main theatres. There are shows every evening, all year round! This area also offers many restaurants, cafés, cinemas, cultural centres and musical venues, including the Paradiso and the De Melkweg, where prestigious groups perform.

 If you're feeling curious, continue your nights out in the coffee shops and the red light district…


Amsterdam: City of Shopping

If you're looking for antiques or any kind of shopping, Amsterdam is the place for you! Traditional shopping around Dam Square, chic shopping in the Museum Quarter (Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat for big spenders), bohemian shopping in the De Pijp neighborhood http://albertcuypmarkt.nl/ac_france.html ), underground shopping in the pleasant Jordaan area, or vintage shopping at Waterlooplein's famous flea market. There's something for everyone.


Amsterdam: City of Celebration

March: Amsterdam art weeks.

3rd weekend of April: national museums weekend: free admission!

27 April: the Queen's birthday, Amsterdam's most joyous Street Festival, where anything goes!

5 May: Liberation Festival, with celebrations all over the city.

2nd week of May: national windmill day, open doors!

31 May: Herring Festival, the perfect time to taste the famous fish sold from many small kiosks around the city.

End of June: World Roots Festival, popular world dance, film, theatre and music festival, offering a unique atmosphere!

June and July: Holland Festival, one of the biggest cultural festivals http://www.hollandfestival.nl/en/

August: Amsterdam Parade, travelling circus and fairground festival.

August: Gay Pride presents its parade of decorated boats on 7 August, on Amsterdam's canals.

August: Grachtenfestival, free classical music concerts all over the city.

1st Saturday in September: Great Flower Festival (Bloemen Corso), one of the most spectacular floral float parades in the world.

Last two weeks of November: Saint Nicholas comes to Amsterdam, grand parades.

5 December: Saint Nicholas' Eve, according to Protestant tradition, Saint Nicholas, much like Father Christmas, leaves a basket of presents for good children in each house.

31 December and 1 January: New Year, fireworks and festivities around the city. Meet at midnight in the main squares: the Dam , Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein .


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