Windmills and wine bars
From museums to designer shopping, canal boats to cafes, the Dutch capital has the lot
IT’S about as touristy as Amsterdam gets, but a canal boat tour is the cruisiest way to get your bearings and admire the scenery along the city’s 400-year-old, UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Options range from the standard 75-minute cruise with commentary to a childfriendly pancake boat, or rent your own vessel through outfits such as Boaty for a DIY discovery tour of the Dutch capital. More: amsterdamcanalcruises.nl; pannenkoekenboot.nl; amsterdamrentaboat.com. city’s most engaging eateries. Over 25 years, owners Claire and Bob van Buren have created an eclectic interior — part winter garden, part celebrity shrine — that functions as a typical Dutch restaurant by day and rollicking musical cabaret by night. More: zeppos.nl.