Amsterdam, the first stop for the winter break. Amsterdam is the city of fun, with its countless nightclubs, discos, bars, cafes and live music venues. After a late night out, another great thing to do is taking a walk or cruising along one of the four main canals that have remained unchanged since the 17th century to see the beauty of the city. Or visit some of the fascinating museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, a home to paintings and drawings by Vincent and his contemporaries, as well as the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandt museum. For those who like shopping, Amsterdam offers a variety of markets, designer shops, boutiques, department stores and diamond merchants where the craftsman may be seen at work. Attractive, lively streets nestle between the canals where you can find small shops selling specialities including whisky, coffee, beer and chocolates. Restaurants offer a wide range of food, from traditional Dutch to Mediterranean, and no short or long trip to Amsterdam would be complete without sampling a pint of beer at one of the famous Brown Cafes, the perfect way to quench your thirst!