The recent news reports about the European economy have been rather worrying for all of us, but it’s worth pointing out that not all countries are suffering in the same way as Greece, Italy and Portugal. The Netherlands, for example, is one nation which appears to be getting along just fine, even in the face of the recession that has affected most of the world.
For the British tourist, there has never been a better time to take a trip to this charming country. A flight from the UK to Amsterdam is just a short hop, and is far less stressful and time-consuming than making the journey by ferry or train. When flying there, you can arrive completely refreshed and ready to explore this incredible city of fascinating contrasts.
A Mix of Old and New Architecture
Many of the buildings are cutting edge and extremely modern, while others hark back to the days when the city was home to some of the world’s great painters. And for the cost-conscious tourist, it’s pleasing to know that cheap flights to Amsterdam are easy to find. All that’s needed is a computer, an Internet connection and a few minutes of spare time.
One of the best ways to get from A to B in the city is by bicycle. The roads are flat and easy to negotiate, and there are a huge number of cycle paths available, so it’s safe and simple. You can hire bikes from several locations, and they are relatively inexpensive. And of course, you will also be doing your bit for the environment in the process.