Hotel Okura Amsterdam
De Pijp sits south of the Canal Ring, and although it’s only a short cycle from Central Station, the neighborhood feels like a world of its own. Here, a large immigrant community mingles with students and artists to create a cosmopolitan district that’s become the place to be in Amsterdam. Browse the stalls of the vibrant Albert Cuyp Market, and for lunch take your pick from an eclectic range of Middle Eastern and African restaurants. Afterward, try a fresh “stroopwafel”—the famous Dutch dessert. Beer lovers should head to the Heineken Experience and sample a delicious pint or two.