Summer's one of the best times to visit Amsterdam, as long daylight hours encourage strolls along the city's 60 miles of canals and through the meadows of the 120-acre Vondelpark. Across the street from this public green, the Park Plaza hotel has cut its rates as much as 40% during this prime season.
Visit Sundays-Thursdays June 14 - Aug. 29 for $115 (€89) per night. Stay over the weekend for $140 per night (€109). All bookings include daily breakfast for two ($50 value) and free Wi-Fi.
When the sun's up, the Dutch stream into the Vondelpark, where "beer is quaffed, picnics are luxuriated over, bands are grooved to, [and] lanes are biked, jogged, and rollerbladed on. By evening, the park has invariably evolved into one large outdoor café." (Fodor's)
Hotel guests are less than a mile from Amsterdam's top cultural institutions, including the Rijksmuseum, which beneath its soaring gothic towers houses paintings from 17th century Dutch masters like Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Note: There is a two-night minimum on all stays. Bookings are nonrefundable. City tax of 5.5% is not included and will be charged locally.
This deal is not available on: June 28-30; July 1-3, 5-8; Aug. 27-31.
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