A perfect getaway to Amsterdam

Looking for a perfect getaway to Amsterdam during your summer vacation?

Summer is around the corner, which means it is time to start planning your trip to the Dutch capital. Stay 2, 3 or 4 nights at Hotel Okura Amsterdam and get a reduction on your room rate. Check the availability here and book your summer city trip to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam’s streets, canals and parks will transform into a green and lively city during the summer. Relax and unwind in your room with air-conditioning and start or end your day in Nagomi health were you can make use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunas.  

Swimming pool Nagomi Health
Canal boat tour

Wondering how to spend your days in Amsterdam?

There is an endless choice of things to do in Amsterdam during the warmer months.

The 17th Century Amsterdam’s canals are one of the most popular attractions and one of the best ways to see the city is from the water. You see all the different types of architecture, landmark buildings, bridge structures and float by houseboats. Around the corner of the hotel you find Boaty Rent a Boat, here you can hire a private electric boat to take your travel partner on the ultimate Amsterdam canal trip. Not feeling comfortable enough to rent your own boat? You can go on a large canal tour boat or get some exercises on a pedal boat. If you prefer to stay on land you can take a walk along Amsterdam’s canals to admire its rich history.  

Moreover, there are over thirty parks in Amsterdam where you can hide from the sun and go for a picnic. Sarphatipark, Vondelpark and Oosterpark are located close to the hotel. Free concerts are given at the open-air theatre in the Vondelpark from 5 May to 10 September 2019.

The hotel is located in De Pijp neighbourhood, a local hotspot with hundreds of bars and restaurants. Go for a drink at one of the terraces or visit the Albert Cuijpmarkt, the most famous outdoor market of the Netherlands. 

Beaches may not be the first thing you think of when visiting Amsterdam. But you find two popular beaches, Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee, with vibrant beach clubs just half an hour from Amsterdam by train. Walk along the beaches and even take a dip in the North Sea.

Getting too hot outside? Head towards one of the world-famous museums, such as the iconic Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.


Zaanse Schans, known as ‘’the windmill village’’ is about thirty minutes from Amsterdam. It offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Netherlands’ industrial past with its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops.

All in all, Amsterdam is the perfect home base for a city trip during summertime. Enjoy the sunny weather and longer days in July and August.