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Amsterdam attracting more tourists

07-01-2010 09:33 BJT

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In the aftermath of the Volcanic eruption in Iceland and continuing economic pressure, more and more European travellers are turning to rail and roads to reach their holiday destinations.

And now, the Dutch city of Amsterdam is attracting more tourists because of its good European connections.

The city's thoroughfares provide easy access to a vast network of superhighways that lead to all parts of Europe. Since 2009, the High-Speed-Line between Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris has made it possible to reach Paris by train within 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Tobias, tourist, said, "In my situation from London to Amsterdam, I have done three times, via Paris and via Brussels as well. London, Paris and Amsterdam and then back and forward. It's very convenient, and I am not so sure if it's cheaper but is more enjoyable."

Dutch city of Amsterdam 
Dutch city of Amsterdam 

Tourists also enjoy the relaxing experience of strolling through the narrow streets or along the tree-lined canals, where they can discover the city's Old World charm paired with the up-to-date efficiency of a cosmopolitan metropolis.

There are also a lot of budget hotels such as this one featuring lights that can change according to the customers' design. In addition to the attractions of the city is its charming nightlife, and let's not forget, the high quality beers.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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