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Htel’s summer tips in Amsterdam and Amstelveen

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Htel’s summer tips in Amsterdam and Amstelveen


A beautiful time of year is upon us; Summer has begun! At Htel Serviced Apartments we love the summer period. Why? Well, the days are longer, the sun is shining and there is a lot going on in and around the city of Amsterdam and Amstelveen. Need some summer tips? What about renting a boat, having a drink on a terrace or taking the tram to the centre of Amsterdam for a day full of art and culture (as the Dutch saying goes: een dagje cultuur snuiven). Anyway… Celebrate the Summer with Htel Serviced Apartments.


Htel’s top summer tips in Amsterdam:


1. Go out on a bike

Explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam and its surroundings by bike. “Must visits” by bike and in within easy reach from your serviced apartment at Htel are:

Amsterdamse bos

Countryside of Amstelveen

City of Amsterdam

Each Htel location has bicycles available for our guests, free of charge. Read more about our additional facilities and services.


2. Relax and enjoy different activities in one of the parks

Pure Markt – Amstelpark

Enjoy the sun, the music and discover, taste and learn all about different foods of the Netherlands and the rest of the world at the Pure Markt. You can visit this biological food market every second Sunday of the Month.

Vondelpark – Open Air Theatre

The Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark is the perfect spot for beautiful concerts and performances by Dutch artists. The Open Air Theatre takes place every weekend in summer and is for free. Enjoy the sun in good company and concerts, have fun!

Westerpark – Neighbour Food Market

At the Neighbour Food Market you will meet everyone from the city who offers delicious food and beverages, along with love and a good story. You can visit the Neighbour Food Market once a month on Sunday.

Westerpark – Sunday Market

A weekly Art, Fashion & Design Market in the Westerpark. The market takes place every Sunday from 12.00 – 06.00 pm.

Amsterdamsebos – Goat farm

Bring a visit to the Goatfarm, nearby Htel Serviced Apartments Amstelveen. Goat farm Ridammerhoeve is a biodynamic goat farm in the middle of the Amsterdam Forest. Take a look around, taste all the products that are made on the farm and don’t forget to try the famous goat’s milk ice-cream on the terrace. The goat farm perfect for a day out with your kids.


3. Visit one of the many Dutch beaches

The variety of beaches and activities are endless in the Netherlands. We have picked two of the favourite beaches that are close by Htel Serviced Apartments.


Zandvoort aan Zee and trendy Bloemendaal aan Zee

Zandvoort is an extremely popular beach in the Netherlands. From Htel Serviced apartments it would take you approximately 45 minutes by public transport. The beach has plenty room for all sorts of activities. From windsurfing, to a simple game of beach soccer. The more trendy section of Zandvoort aan Zee is the neighbouring beach Bloemendaal aan Zee. Bloemendaal aan Zee is the place to be for beach lounges and restaurants.

Strand Zuid

In the South of Amsterdam, behind the Rai Event Center, you will find the city beach: Strand Zuid. The beach is known for its wide range of activities and its easily accessible location. On a summer afternoon you will find couples relaxing or businessmen and women having their meal, while at night you will have parties going on till the early morning hours. If you would like to go to a beach close to Htel Serviced Apartments, Strand Zuid is perfect for you, it would take approximately 15 minutes by public transport.


4. Experience Dutch culture

Amsterdam is a real treat for people who love art and is home to a variety of world-famous museums. A trip to the city isn’t complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Anne Frank House or one of the other 50 museums in and around the city.

TIP: The I Amsterdam City Card offers free or discounted entrance to most of Amsterdam’s museums.


We hope you have a lovely summer with your family and friends.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our resident service agents for help.


Kind regards,


The Htel Serviced Apartments team