With its gorgeous streets strung together by trams, buses and bike lanes, Amsterdam is both a travel and transport-lover’s dream.
Appreciation for the Netherlands’ capital is on the up. It now ranks as the world’s ninth most liveable city according to the Economist’s annual rankings. ‘Liveable’ is on the tip of tourists’ tongues too, but it’s damning with faint praise – the greater impression is of a truly calm place to exist in.
Known as ‘the Venice of the North’, Amsterdam has more than 160 canals and 1,200 bridges criss-crossing them. This loose grid system can make it tricky for visitors to get their bearings, as there are countless elegant houses,
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