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Amsterdam: three ways

Whether you's a first-time visitor to the dutch capital looking to focus on the famous sights,or you,ve travelled here once or many times before, we have listimgs to fit your needs plus a canaliside neighbourhood walk.
Houseboats along the Oudeschans canal
COMPILED BY RORY GOULDING AND CATRIONA GREW, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CATHERINE LE NEVEZ AND KARLA ZIMMERMAN. PHOTOGRAPH: WOUTERVAN OSTEN/500PX

FOR FIRST-TIMERS

Anne Frank Huis

££

(annefrank.org;Prinsengracht 263-267)

The house that concealed Anne Frank and her family for two years draws more than a million visitors annually. With Anne’s melancholy bedroom, and her actual diary in a glass case, it’s a powerful experience. Choose a timeslot and prepurchase tickets online to minimise the queues.

Dèsa

INDONESIAN ££

(restaurantdesa.com; Ceintuurbaan 103)

Amsterdam is one of the best places outside Indonesia to have a rijsttafel (multi-dish banquet). Dèsa’s version is wildly popular, while à la carte options include ayam besengek (chicken cooked milk.)

D'Vijff Vlieghen

DUTCH

£££

(vijffvlieghen.nl; Spuistraat 294-302)

Spread across five 17th-century canal houses, the 'Five Flies' is a jewel. Dining rooms have Delft-blue tiles and original Rembrandt works. Exquisite dishes range from goose with apple, sauerkraut and smoked butter, to candied haddock with liquorice sauce.

Rijksmuseum

££

(rijksmuseum.nl; Museumstraat 1)

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In the March issue… follow the coast of New South Wales south from Sydney on a Great Escape taking in art, wildlife and seaside dining; get a local's view of four less-visited neighbourhoods in Rome; discover craftsmanship and poetry in the cowboy country of northern Nevada; pick the right countries in which to find joy, adventure, passion or solitude; and much more