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What to Do When the Sun Shines in Amsterdam

22nd January 2013 • Posted in Announcements

Don’t let the title of this post fool you – Amsterdam enjoys plenty of sunshine during the summer, but here at we know the very best ways to make the most of it! When you’re not strolling around the city, enjoying a spot of shopping or just enjoying a local beer on a patio, here are the essential must-dos after arriving on cheap flights to Amsterdam this summer.

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Spot the Wildlife in Vondelpark

In the heart of Amsterdam you’ll find Vondelpark, an enormous yet tranquil and lush park that’s perfect for cycling, walking, sunbathing and also wildlife spotting! Vondelpark has its own nature reserve in which you can see many creatures, the most surprising of which may be the ring-necked parakeet, a bright green exotic bird that thrives in Amsterdam and will fill the Vondelpark trees on a sunny day.

Hire a Pedal Boat 

It wouldn’t be a trip to Amsterdam without taking a trip on the canals, and if you feel like further indulging your sense of adventure, you can hire a pedal boat and make your own way around. By travelling at your own pace, you can pause to watch the world go by on the surrounding streets, as well as soak up that sunshine. 

Experience a Music Festival

Amsterdam is renowned for its fantastic music festivals, and it’s likely that your trip on cheap flights to Amsterdam from will coincide with one of them. This summer the city will be hosting Mysteryland, Dance Valley and the Milkshake Festival, to name but a very small number, so do your research before you fly to ensure you don’t miss the experience.

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