Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and home to some of the very best festivals, exhibitions, events and nightlife to be found anywhere in Europe. With world class museums, urban beaches, pubs, bars, restaurants, parks and much more Amsterdam is a great place to visit any time of year. Immerse yourself in Amsterdam's beautifully preserved 17th century architecture, wander the canals crisscrossed by countless bridges or if you prefer hop on a bike in what is best known as the bike capital of the world! The city is well connected to many of Europe's rail networks and is often the first stop for visitors from the UK venturing in to the rest of Europe. In less than five hours you can be standing on the platform of Amsterdam Centraal having changed at Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels). Keep an eye out on new Eurostar routes coming in 2017, they have just announced they will soon run direct train services to Amsterdam Centraal by the end of year.