East Amsterdam holiday apartments are set in a part of the city with many different flavours and distinctive communities – you’ll be able to select the accommodation that meets your needs in city. Wherever you stay, be it a chic apartment or cosy houseboat, holiday homes in East Amsterdam are equipped with up-to-date conveniences like dishwashers, wi-fi and satellite TV, with the stylish design and efficiency you’d expect from a city dwelling. Famous sights and museums are easy to get to from apartments in East Amsterdam, as well as some up-and-coming districts like the modern IJburg neighbourhood.
-Sights. At the Canal Ring you’ll witness one of the world’s most unique urban settings, where water plays a central role. It’s now more than 400 years old, founded in the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th Century. The canal-side estates here, built during the 1600 and 1700s, are mostly intact and are beautiful examples of architecture of the time.
-Museums. Amsterdam has some of the world’s top museums. In East Amsterdam you can learn more about the country’s rich seafaring past at the Scheepvartmuseum, housed in a handsome former Naval storehouse. And of course, there’s no excuse not to visit the big attraction like the Anne Frank House, and the prestigious art institutions, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
-IJburg. Quite unlike anywhere else in the city, the IJburg is a land reclamation project an indication of what the future holds for Amsterdam. It has only been habitable since the early-2000s but today is home to 15,000 people and boasts some eye-catching examples of modern architecture. You’ll also find trendy shops, entertainment venues and superb modern restaurants here.
-Canal trips. On the water you’ll get a great perspective of Amsterdam’s beautiful historic centre, and there are loads of ways to explore these canals. From Prins Hendrikkade, Damrak or Rokin you can embark on cruises with a range of companies, normally lasting for around 90 minutes and taking in the main landmarks. If you’re an independent soul you can go your own way and hire an electric boat by yourself.
-Nightlife. Amsterdam is also renowned for its cafe culture – these establishments can be compared to English pubs, and can open in the morning and not close until 3 am the next day on weekends. Wynand Fockink and Twee Zwantjes, located in Jordaan, are classic examples of traditional Dutch establishments, where live bands blare out traditional folk songs.
East Amsterdam is in a region with temperate, changeable weather all year round. Winters are cool without being excessively cold or bringing much in the way of snow or frosts, mainly because of the bodies of water that surround the city. If you’re planning to arrive at East Amsterdam holiday accommodation in summer then chances are you’ll catch some warm, pleasant weather. Temperatures from June to September peak in the low 20s and around half the days at this time of year are sunny.
East Amsterdam holiday homes can be reached from abroad via Schiphol Airport (AMS), which is one of the world’s busiest. There are plenty of airlines offering connections to Amsterdam from the UK, with a choice of low-cost airlines and flag-carriers. By car the A4 and A10 ring road will get you to East Amsterdam. You could also catch a bus or train and then take a tram to get to this part of the city. Amsterdam Centraal Station also has direct rail links to a host of destinations across Europe.