amsterdam

Bugaboo luggage: chassis and cabin case

With trains running twice daily between London to Amsterdam, the “Paris of the North” is the ultimate European weekend getaway. Best explored on foot, the Bugaboo Boxer’s versatile inner bag (that doubles as a daypack) is a worthwhile extra for a culture-filled city break. Book your galleries and museums in advance and stow your tickets in your detachable Bugaboo organiser; Dutch efficiency has taken hold before you’ve touched down.

TO STAY

Conservatorium Hotel

Situated in the Museum Square district, this Dutch darling couldn’t be better located for a weekend culture dash. Taking up residence in a former music conservatory, the architecturally impressive quarters see art-nouveau interiors meet hi-tech amenities, while an open-plan restaurant and lobby attract locals and visitors alike.

TO EAT

De Kas

This beamed glasshouse, formerly part of the Amsterdam Municipal Nursery, was purchased by Michelin-starred chef Gert Jan Hageman in 2001 and repurposed as a restaurant. Located slightly out of downtown, it’s worth a trip for the locally sourced, organic set menu that showcases the best in Dutch dining.

  • +31 20 462 4562
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  • Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
    1097 DE Amsterdam
    Netherlands

TO DRINK + DANCE

Apt

This chic speakeasy is tucked away in the historical Odeon building, making it a popular choice for in-the-know night owls. Stop by for pre-dinner cocktails with inventive drinks mixed up by Vincent Nouws. After midnight, the atmosphere cranks up a notch and the space becomes an intimate club ideal for low-key partying.

  • +31 20 344 6436
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  • Singel 460
    1017 AW Amsterdam
    Netherlands

TO DO

Stedelijk Museum

Founded in 1874, the idiosyncratic bathtub-shaped exterior speaks to this museum’s outlandish, off-kilter exhibitions which have showcased pioneering collections, video installations and photography, from renowned artists spanning Cézanne to Pollock.

  • +31 20 573 2911
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  • Museumplein 10
    1071 DJ Amsterdam
    Netherlands

Conservatorium Hotel

De Kas

Apt

Stedelijk Museum

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