24 hours Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a charming city, which is best viewed from the water! Start early and cruise the canals on a canal cruise boat and see Europe's largest historic city center with nearly 7000 monuments from the 15th through the 19th century. Hop of the boat at Museum Square and visit the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt's famous 'Night Watch'. For even more art visit next door neighbor Van Gogh Museum to see the largest Van Gogh collection in the world.
Head over to the posh P.C. Hooftstraat for some serious shopping and lunch at one of the fancy lunchrooms here. If you’re travelling on a budget go to the Albert Cuyp Market and order try a typical Dutch snack, a herring. Take the tram back to the city center and head to the terraces of the Nieuwmarkt, where you enjoy a beer with another Dutch snack ‘bitterballen’.
Get an early dinner and sample the famous dishes of an Indonesian 'rijsttafel' at restaurant Tempo Doeloe (Utrechtsestraat 75). Amsterdam's nightlife offers something for everyone. Enjoy a concert at the internationally renowned Concertgebouw (Concertgebouwplein 2-6), for jazzy sounds head over to the Bimhuis (Piet Heinkade 3) or dance the night away at one of the many clubs around Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein.