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Eurostar trains between Ebbsfleet International and Amsterdam have average journey times of 4 hours, 21 minutes; the route passes throuh Lille, Brussels, Schiphol, the Hague and Rotterdam. Travel via high speed rail is an easier and more comfortable means of fast travel. There is no definite "best time" to visit, but summer is popular due to weather, and spring as tulips are in season.
Amsterdam, the capital city, one of the greatest small cities in the world, is famous for its diversity and beauty, with its canals, world famous museums and historical sights, There is little congestion due to its canals, but bike hire means that tourists can travel around in ease, and public transport links are good. Museums are the city’s main tourist attraction. Points of money exchange are all over the city, but post offices usually give the best rates.
The GWK at Central station is also good, but hotels are usually expensive; credit cards are accepted (although not as widely in the Netherlands as elsewhere) and ATM machines allow for global credit and debit cards. Visitors are advised to be cautious using cash, especially in restaurants, as parts of Amsterdam have a reputation for “cheats”.
Amsterdam is home to many film festivals, including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA- the largest documentary film festival in the world, and the Cinekid Festival for children and young people every October.
Trains between Amsterdam and Ebbsfleet run around 17 times a week.
Points of Interest
Café De Prins- with an outdoor terrace overlooking the canal
D'Vijff Vlieghen- a famous hotel with an excellent restaurant named after Jan Janszoon Vijff Vlijghen
De Keuken van 1870- a former soup kitchen providing inexpensive meals, popular with office workers, pensioners and students
De Knijp- near the Amsterdam concert hall. Featuring Dutch cuisine, specialities include the tilapia filet, salad and steak.
De Poort- this restaurant has been in working order for over 100 years and is famous for its steaks
Marijuana coffee shops- Amsterdam is probably most famous for these, where unlike coffee shops in the UK; they are in reality Marijuana cafes, where smoking is legal.
Dance clubs- these are immensely popular amongst younger visitors and examples of the largest are Jimmy Woo, Escape, Club 8, Paradiso and Bitterzoet
Comedy clubs- especially Boom Chicago in Leidseplein Theater
Bruine ("brown") cafés- these are the Amsterdam equivalent of English pubs and can be found all over the city with relaxed and mainly informal settings
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