Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Amsterdam, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Amsterdam’s Neighbourhoods. 11 diverse communities that are fantastic to explore.

Amsterdam’s diverse neighbourhoods are just a clog’s throw from bustling Centrum; a delightful diversion from the city’s compact but touristic centre to fresh open spaces, empty canals and plenty of local colour.Andy Mossack discovers a different side of Amsterdam.

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De Kas Restaurant Amsterdam

Set inside a huge greenhouse surrounded by its own organic nursery, in the Oost neighbourhood of Amsterdam, De Kas is an absolute gem of a restaurant.

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NH Collection Barbizon Palace  Amsterdam

Almost a tulip throw from Amsterdam’s Central Station, the NH Collection Barbizon Palace is a collection of 17th century town houses discreetly converted into a 5 star hotel.

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Bluespoon Andaz Amsterdam

Prinsengracht canal is bound to inspire the kind of rarefied culinary experience Bluespoon delivers on the ground floor of the Andaz Amsterdam.

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Lucy Daltroff reviews Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Amrath and finds it a Dutch masterpiece.

Grand Hotel Amrath. A Dutch Masterpiece

Quite often when on holiday, I stay in a hotel and from there go and visit the local art galleries. This conventional way of doing things was rather turned on its head during a recent stay in Amsterdam, as The Grand Hotel Amrath is a piece of art in itself – a historic and architectural gem both inside and outside.

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Librije’s Zusje

I will say this right from the off. Sidney Schutte is a genius. Anyone who can deliver a 2 Michelin Star service from a tiny galley on a moving canal boat deserves every bit of credit there is. This is not to say of course, that Sidney is any less gifted in his kitchen at Librije’s Zusje his 2 Michelin star restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, because frankly that goes without saying.

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