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West Amsterdam holiday accommodation is located in a suburban area of the Dutch capital, a short way from the centre. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s cultural capitals featuring a wealth of high profile museums, as well as vibrant nightlife and plenty of fascinating history.
West Amsterdam holiday rentals are minutes from many of the city’s top attractions. One of the essential sights is the Canal Ring, found at the bvery heart of the city and preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a district dating to the 1600s and is home to a number of important historical buildings. The Anne Frank house can be found here, where the Jewish girl hid and penned her famous diary. The Old Centre is easily reached from West Amsterdam apartments, and is home to most of the city’s medieval heritage. You could visit the Royal Palace here, which served as the residence of King William I in the 19th Century. Today it’s a building used mainly for diplomatic occasions, but is also open to the public. The Esnoga in the Old Centre is a preserved Portuguese Synagogue from the 17th Century. Meanwhile the South district is home to some of Amsterdam’s best-known museums. Here you’ll find the Rijksmuseum, which is the biggest and most important art and historical museum in the country. It features a huge collection of works by Dutch renaissance artists. Also unmissable is the Van Gogh Museum, devoted to the 19th Century Dutch artist and boasting some of his most important pieces, as well as a number by contemporary, Monet.
The city of Alkmaar is around half an hour to the north of West Amsterdam. It’s famous for its old city which a kilometre in diameter and full of beautifully preserved old buildings. A highlight is the Waagplein square, which is home to the municipal weigh house, which was built in the late 14th Century as a chapel. Today it houses a cheese museum.
West Amsterdam is in a region that gets an oceanic climate. It results in year-round mild weather, with highs in the low to mid-20s during the summer. Winters are also generally mild, with sub-zero temperatures relatively uncommon. The wettest weather arrives in the autumn months.
You can get to West Amsterdam from the UK by flying to Schiphol Airport (AMS) via a number of airlines like British Airways, EasyJet, Flybe and KLM Southampton (SOU), East Midlands (EMI), Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle (NCL), London Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LUT), Stansted (STD), Edinburgh (EDI), London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY).