Business Class to Amsterdam's Lively, Scenic Neighborhoods
Pick Your Pleasure in Amsterdam
Famously progressive on social issues, Amsterdam is a welcoming, fun city. In spite of its laidback reputation, the city has plenty of exciting activities and thrills. You don’t even have to visit Amsterdam’s Red Light District to find them either.
The Leidseplein is the place to go for after-dark fun. This lively square is known for its nightclubs and restaurants, but it’s also a vibrant square during the day. In the summer, you can expect to find a variety of festivals, events and performances on the square. In the winter, it’s converted to a vibrant outdoor ice skating rink.
If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing trip to the city, you’re in luck too. Enjoy a peaceful cruise on the canals. Pick a neighborhood and explore it on a rented bicycle. Find a cozy sidewalk cafe and watch the passersby, or explore local history with a visit to the Resistance Museum. The city is full of appealing neighborhoods with canals, street markets, food stalls and shops to explore.
To experience all of Amsterdam’s delights, book your business class flight for Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol. Then hop on the train at the airport’s terminal to travel into the city center. It's a journey you won't forget.
Anne Frank House Brings The Journey Alive
We all know the tragic story of Anne Frank and her family’s harrowing evasion of Nazi persecution. Learn the story more intimately by visiting the home that gave her family refuge in Amsterdam. The museum in the Annex takes you through the “virtual” journey of the two families who hid here. You can also see some of the rooms that harbored the Frank and Van Pels families.
Ironically, the home is located in one of the most picturesque areas of town along the Prinsengracht canal. While you’re in the area, there are many other things to do. Take a cruise along the canal or criss-cross over the area’s many bridges. Wander the streets, exploring little shops and cafes along the way. Other neighborhood attractions include:
- Historic 17th-century Westerkerk church,
- Unicorn Lock canal water lock,
- The city’s oldest Papeneiland cafe and
- The Houseboat Museum.
A cruise down the Prinsengracht canal is actually a terrific first activity after your business class flight lands. You’ll get an excellent sense of the city and all of its many delights.
Experience the Dutch Golden Age of Art at Rijksmuseum
The country’s premier museum, Rijksmuseum boasts an expansive collection of masterpieces. As you stroll through the museum, you’ll enjoy more than three dozen Rembrandt paintings. These works include favorites such as “Landscape with a Stone Bridge” and “Nightwatch.” The museum also displays several Vermeer paintings, including “The Milkmaid” and “The Love Letter.” Several other acclaimed masters are represented in the museum’s collection, including Van Gogh.
Other media are included in the museum’s collections, including,
- Decorative arts,
- Jewelry and
In all, the museum displays 8,000 objects and has more than one million in its collections. If you love Dutch art or history, you’ll enjoy spending a full day in the museum. Keep this itinerary item in mind when you’re booking your business class deals to Amsterdam so you allow enough time in the city.
Immerse Yourself in Amsterdam’s History in Dam Square
The historic heart of Amsterdam, Dam Square is a treasure trove of architecture and culture. It has long been a site for public gatherings, and it continues that appeal today. The square is edged by a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops inviting you to explore and enjoy. It’s a nice place to sit and watch the activity after a long business class flight to Amsterdam.
Street performers are abundant here, too, including mimes, artists and musicians. Most weekends and holidays, you’ll find special events, carnivals and festivals offering additional fun in the square.
The historic structures around the square are equally compelling, including
- The 17th-century Royal Palace,
- The 15th-century Nieuwe Kerk,
- The National Memorial statue and
- Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.