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What You Need To Know Before Buying Amsterdam Vacation Packages

With an assortment of exciting and unique travel opportunities, Amsterdam is becoming one of the top tourist destinations for the cosmopolitan traveler. Whether it's a weekend break, an all-inclusive luxury trip, or just one leg of a larger trip, Amsterdam vacation packages have something for every traveler.

Weekend City Breaks

Easily reached by train from Belgium and Germany and just a short flight from almost anywhere in Europe, Amsterdam is convenient as a great quick getaway destination for a long weekend trip. With dozens of museums, cafes, and night spots all within walking or biking distance of each other, Amsterdam provides a unique break away from everyday life, and there are plenty of travel packages to make it happen. Websites like lastminute.com offer three night stays from England between 150-250, and with an iAmsterdam card, travelers can enjoy transport, museums, and even canal rides for 72 hours for just 53.

All-Inclusive Trips

For those looking for a bit more of a vacation, many travel agencies offer luxurious all-inclusive Amsterdam vacation packages. Travelers can stay at the famous InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam or even in a private luxury apartment with complimentary wine waiting. From there they can enjoy dinners on canal cruises, passes to all museums, bike rentals, and even discounts at select shops. All-inclusive packages will develop an itinerary of the highlights of the city so that the traveler can relax and enjoy the best of what Amsterdam has to offer. Companies like Amsterdam Escape specialize in trips to the city, but others like Expedia and Priceline offer great packages that stay in budget but provide the full Dutch experience.

Green Convenience

An eco-friendly vacation is easy when traveling to Amsterdam. After all, it is called the bike capital of the world, and for good reason. Because of its small size and mostly flat terrain, bicycle culture has flourished in the city and bike tours make discovering the city an ecologically conscious choice. There are over 400 km of bike paths that connect the museum and shopping districts with the centers of nightlife for Amsterdam, the Leidseplein and the Rembrandtplein. One of the most popular bike tour companies is Mike's Bike Tours, which offers sightseeing in the countryside as well as the diverse cityscape.

Packaged Deal

If one city is not enough, many companies offer Amsterdam vacation packages with tours of Amsterdam as a part of a larger travel package. GTS Tours has a package that takes travelers through Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bruges on a whirlwind 4 day tour. The vacation package hits the highlights of the three cities from the Grand Place in Brussels to the Museumplein and Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam to the city center of Bruges for chocolate and beer tastings. For beer lovers, Oktoberfest Packages offers an 11 day Oktoberfest celebration with 3 nights each in Brussels and Amsterdam and five nights in Munich.

When Is Best to Visit?

Thanks to the influence of the North Sea, Amsterdam's season and climate are moderately mild. Summer temperatures rarely exceed 30oC (86oF) and winters rarely fall below -5oC (23oF). Because of this mild climate, seasonally, there is rarely a bad time to visit Amsterdam. Many Amsterdam vacation packages will attempt to coincide with the blooming of the Netherlands' famous colorful tulips between March and May. Some may prefer to visit in the warmest months between June and August. Still others may prefer to take advantage of Amsterdam's off season travel prices between October and February.

Whether Amsterdam is the focal point of a relaxed weekend or a stopover on a legendary tour, Amsterdam vacation packages offer opportunities for everyone to appreciate the wonders of this diverse and exciting city.