The capital of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is one of the most delightful cities in the world, steeped in tradition, with a village like charm combined with a cosmopolitan vibe. Locals enjoy one of the lowest costs of living and a healthy work/ life balance.
The flight from Auckland to Amsterdam takes over 25 hours depending where the airline transits via. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
Amsterdam boasts some of the best museums and galleries in Europe, including Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of 200 paintings, 500 drawings and letters from Van Gogh. Anne Frank’s House is a poignant museum, where you can see Anne’s hiding place. A touching reminder of times past, you can also see Anne’s famous diary.
There are lots of festivals in Amsterdam throughout the year, including either food or art or music. Amsterdam locals are seriously proud of their food and have 12 Michelin starred restaurants. With over 180 different nationalities living in the city there are a large variety of restaurants. After dinner Amsterdam has great nightlife, clubs, DJ’s as well as the cocktail scene, lots of great cafes or perhaps a candlelight canal cruise. There are actually more canals in Amsterdam than Venice and the city’s waterways date back 400 years.
Local markets have a great atmosphere, with many markets dotted around the city offering food, souvenirs, local produce, art and flowers. Tulips are the Netherlands National flower and you will see them all over the city.
Amsterdam is famous for it’s bikes, hiring a bicycle is an amazing way to explore the city like a local. There are dedicated cycle lanes to protect both tourists and locals. There are also biking tours available if structure is more your thing.