netherlands

Amsterdam could get quite busy. Especially during good weather summer months. Finding a spot to sit beside a canal can get challenging and you will have to wait in lines to grab a seat at a cafe. If this doesn't sound right, but you still want to be surrounded by pretty ginger bread houses and Dutch "gezelligheid" why not go to Haarlem?!...

I don't have to tell you that Amsterdam belongs to one of those cosmopolitan cities where "off the beaten track" doesn't really work any longer. But even though Amsterdam is international and you hear more English than Dutch at every corner there is still a lot of local flair going on - you just need to know where to find it...