Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Amsterdam Canal Parade

The Amsterdam Canal Parade is the highlight of Amsterdam's Pride celebrations and this spectacular event attracts around 350,000 spectators as it passes through the city's main canals. Colourful decorated flat-bottom boats, barges and 'floating clogs' all pass through Amsterdam's waterways carrying costumed dancers and partygoers. The best places to watch the Amsterdam Canal Parade are from the bridges over the Prinsengracht and the Amstel, or from the quaysides by the Muziektheater. The next annual Amsterdam Canal Parade will be held on 7th August 2010.

For more information please visit The Amsterdam Gay Pride Website Amsterdam is a popular city break destination with couples, families and groups alike. Amsterdam is a compact city making it easy to explore on foot, or a popular choice of transport with the locals is the bicycle. The 17th century houses, cobbled streets, art museums and minimalist cafes make Amsterdam feel quintessentially Dutch. The city draws visitors to its beautiful canal network, unique culture and relaxed atmosphere.

There are plenty of sights and attractions for types of visitors; Amsterdam has various historical buildings, churches and monuments, as well as numerous windmills and musuems. Visitors can also enjoy shopping or take advantage of Amsterdam's waterways by taking a canal cruise or hiring a boat. Amsterdam, although popular with visitors looking for a cultural city break, is home to many stag and hen parties. The lively nightlife of the city attracts groups for weekend city breaks, and includes trendy bars, fashionable clubs and the infamous red light district.

Cheap flights can be found from many airports across the UK, and as Amsterdam is a short flight away it makes an excellent choice for a weekend city break. (To book cheap fights to Amsterdam visit Flydeals.co.uk) There is a range of accommodation in the city, ranging from budget guest houses to luxury hotels. The closer you stay to the centre of the city the more you will expect to pay for your stay in Amsterdam.

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