What Disneyland is to children, Amsterdam is to adults – a never-ending playground full of surprise, mystery and intrigue. This is a place where all limits are routinely pushed and broken, and where all judgement is left for Judgement Day. You could say that the unofficial motto of the city is “Anything Goes”, but then there’s so much more to Amsterdam than only that.
It’s not just hedonism and fun that drives the explosive creative energy of this bustling Dutch metropolis; this is also a rich cultural hub, where old and new influences converge in art, music, design and literature, creating a contemporary style that provides Amsterdam’s unique signature. People don’t move to Amsterdam to live – they tend to come here to let their artistic talents flow and unfold.
Surrounded by its countless canals, or “grachten” as they are known locally, it is a city that seems to belong to another time altogether. And with more bicycles than people (or just about), Amsterdam is driven by a spirit of conviviality and community like few other places, as people appear to move from one gathering to the next. Despite the beauty of the Dutch architecture and the canals, it is very much a people-driven city, and Amsterdamers are proud of that.
Nowhere is this notion as obvious as in the many coffee houses that are scattered around town. These are not so much places to be seen at like the coffee halls in Vienna, but more the kind of establishment where you would go in order to relax. The locals consider them extensions of their living rooms. It is important to note here that “coffee house” can mean two different things in Amsterdam: one is a lively café, while the other is a place that is less about imbibing caffeine and more focused on inhaling fumes of a certain kind. You should pay attention to the clientele and decide accordingly.
And while the free spirit of Amsterdam may invite all sorts of other walls to cave in with its lax attitude, there is plenty to discover here without pushing the envelope and taking your clothes off. The best place to start is to explore the city’s rich museums, which include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, which houses some of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings. And for those who are looking for more unusual exhibitions, you have the Houseboat Museum and the House of Bols, where some of your most favourite exotic cocktails come to life.
There truly is so much to discover in Amsterdam, not just about this great city itself but about the wonderful Dutch attitude to life. This is why Still Life has decided to focus on offering a rich portfolio of accommodation solutions in the heart of this magnificent city of canals and bicycles, from where you can expand as you wish. Whether you’re here for a city break or conducting business, we will find the most suitable accommodation options for you to meet your needs, no matter what size you travel party.
Still Life has come up with unique offerings of serviced apartments in Amsterdam for all travellers, whether you are planning to come to Amsterdam for business and are in need of a corporate apartment, with your family or as part of a group requiring a holiday let in Amsterdam. No matter if it is business or pleasure requiring a short stay apartment or a longer placement, we will make sure that your stay will be a memorable one with our selection of short stay luxury apartments in Amsterdam.
We are here to help you discover Amsterdam on your own terms and revel in its timeless beauty and outstanding opportunities by booking one of our luxury Serviced apartments in Amsterdam. Don’t wait around, book a ticket on your flying Dutchman and make your way to Amsterdam.