Amsterdam was founded in the late 12th century and is the capital of the Netherlands. Once a small fishing village it has become a hub for financial and culture.
Amsterdam is a very historic city and parts date back to the 17th century. During this period the semi-circular canals known as “grachten” were dug around the city centre, and along the canals houses were built. Amsterdam’s layout is famous for the canals and the appearance today has changed little from the original.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is approximately 20 minutes away by train from Amsterdam’s Central Station, and is an hour away from airports in London. The main means of travel in Holland is the public transport system, and is used by tourists and residents alike.
Central Amsterdam is recognised as one of Europe’s largest historic city centres. The area is defined as a semi-circle with Amsterdam Centraal Station, a hub for international trains, at its apex. A serviced apartment in Amsterdam city centre would be ideal for someone who needs to travel frequently.
Dapperbuurt is most famous for its main street, Dapperstraat, and the market which is held there from Monday to Saturday. Dappermarkt is Amsterdam’s second largest and busiest market, comprising more than 250 stalls selling items and food from around the world. A Dapperbuurt serviced apartment would be perfect for anyone who wants to sample this popular multicultural attraction.
In southern Amsterdam, the leafy district of Buitenveldert is bordered by the A10 ring road and is easily accessible from other areas of the city via bus and railway links. Its proximity to the Zuidas business district means a Buitenveldert serviced apartment would be an ideal base from which to conduct business.
Amstelveen is a suburb in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam, linked to the city centre and beyond via metro and tram connections. KPMG – one of the Big Four auditors – have their international headquarters there. A serviced apartment in Amstelveen would be perfect for professionals in law or finance.