Take a weekend break in Amsterdam, the Venice of the north.

Sometimes called the Venice of the North, Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,200 bridges within the city’s boundaries. Several companies offer a variety of canal cruises from romantic dinner experiences to classic boat trips: it’s a great way to explore the city! Or join the locals and travel the healthy way by renting a bike at Bike City (www.bikecity.nl)

If you’re looking for a place to stay, why not try the Di-Ann Hotel? Housed in a charming, historic canal house, its accommodation overlooks the Herengracht and Keizersgracht canals, giving you a true feel of what the city is all about. Its central position in the Jordaan area makes it an ideal base for exploring the city’s attractions, with the Royal Palace, Wester Church, the Dam Square, Anne Frank’s House, and the Flower Market all within easy striking distance. The hotel is actually located above traditional arcaded shops with restaurants close by.

The hotel offers a generous continental breakfast, 24-hour front desk service and Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel. There are 42 rooms for guests but book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Check the hotel website at http://www.hoteldiann.com/

Easy Jet flies to Amsterdam from a number of UK airports and if you’re quick and book before midnight tonight you’ll get 30% off your flight. Bon Voyage!

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