AM­S­TER­DAM

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GET­TING THERE AND AROUND

Am­s­ter­dam is well served from UK air­ports: BA, easy­Jet, FlyBe, Jet2 and KLM all run flights (from £70; flybe.com). Eurostar trains now run di­rect twice daily from Lon­don St Pan­cras to Am­s­ter­dam in 3¾ hours, though for the re­turn trip you’ll still need to change at Brus­sels to clear passport con­trols (from £55; eurostar.com). The best way to get around the city is with an Iam­s­ter­dam City Card. It gives un­lim­ited ac­cess to public trans­port for ei­ther 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours. It also lets you visit most city mu­se­ums for free, as well as of­fer­ing a range of other dis­counts (from £50 for a 24-hour card; iam­s­ter­dam.com).

FUR­THER READ­ING

Pick up our Am­s­ter­dam guide (£13.99) or get our free-todown­load Guides app. The tourist board can help you plan your trip; buy an Iam­s­ter­dam card at their of­fice in the air­port (iam­s­ter­dam. com).

Early evening on the banks of the Am­s­tel – the city took its name from a dam on this much-al­tered river

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