Amsterdam

Canals and bikes...where else but Amsterdam? All that's missing is a tourist smoking a joint. 

Canals and bikes...where else but Amsterdam? All that's missing is a tourist smoking a joint. 

Stay

 

Between Art & Kitsch B&B (Ruysdaelkade 75-2; between-art-and-kitsch.com; single/double from €80/90) Three individually decorated rooms at the top of a narrow staircase.

Eat

 

La Falote (Roelof Hartstraat 26 IV; lafalote.nl; from €25) Traditional Dutch cuisine like calves livers and stewed fish with beets, lathered in mustard sauce. It's cash only but great value in this slightly upmarket neighbourhood.

See

 

Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht 267; annefrank.org; €9) Unmissable and poignant, especially the posters on the wall and the video of Ann's dad talking about her years after the war - but book online to avoid the longish queues, or go early in the morning, just as it's opening up. 

Avoid

Heineken Experience (heinkenexperience.com) Your €18 is better spent in a bar