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Amsterdam The City Of Wondrous Canals

Sep 10, 2008
There are many cities that have been built around canals. These cities have risen and fallen over the ages to make way for newer cities. Amsterdam has remained and is today one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, attracting people from all walks of life and people looking for an array of different things.

Within these 160 canals lives a population of almost 800,000 people. In the peak season, this number seems to swell like the banks of the canals in the rainy season with the influx of tourists. Amsterdam is also a city of great hospitality and therefore the accommodation on offer is world class. There are many different accommodation options from which to choose. This all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a budget holiday with your college friends then Amsterdam is renowned for its friendly (and sometimes too friendly!) backpacker lodges. If you are a businessman who is travelling across the world then all the global hotel branches can also be found in Amsterdam. And of course there is place for families with a wide variety of self-catering holiday apartments.

Amsterdam is a relatively clean city. This can be attributed to over half a million bicycles on the streets. This not only gives Amsterdam's streets a quaint feeling but will also leaving you feeling that there is no other place on Earth quite like Amsterdam.

Springtime is possibly the prettiest time of year in Amsterdam. The weather is cool and the tulips are in bloom. You cannot do anything but smile when you walk out of your hotel room onto the springtime streets of Amsterdam. This is when the accommodation and travel costs are slightly down too, as this is not the peak season in Amsterdam. Do not be fooled, though. Summer temperatures in the city do not often surpass 75F and there is always a little summer drizzle at the hottest points to cool things down.

If you are planning to head somewhere new on your next holiday and you have not considered Amsterdam, then you should think long and hard about it. The city can be used as a springboard to visit other major European cities. This is due mainly to its central location. The city competes well in pricing with similar first world cities and accommodation can easily be found. The best way to find accommodation is to book online. There are many sites that specialise in Amsterdam accommodation and you will be able to view pictures of the hotel, self-catering apartment or holiday rental apartment so that you do not receive any unpleasant surprises when you arrive.
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