• Posted:Thursday, November 12, 2009
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Head to Amsterdam in November

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Head to Amsterdam in November
Going on holiday just six weeks before the Christmas season really might seem like something of a selfish decision to relatives and friends. "What about our presents?" you're probably hearing them cry. Well, I say ignore them and get on with your travel plans as, if you book a place in a hostel in Amsterdam at the start of November, you'll end up paying less than you might at other times as lots of accommodation places drop their prices now.

Some even let them fall by a third which is a great saving, even if you have all the money in the whole wide world. The Daily Mail (a wonderful portal for information) also mentioned that, if you're guilt-tripped into staying at home during this month, there's not much reason to panic as - excepting the actual Christmas and New Year period - these lower rates are usually offered until the end of February, leaving you plenty of time to take advantage.

Even better, heading off on a city break to Amsterdam during the low season means that flights are often less expensive and, if you're easy about your dates of travel, you might be able to get there and back for between £50 and £70. And, if you're someone who likes to check out foreign exhibitions, going on holiday around these times means that you won't be fighting for poll position in front of your favourite painting at the Van Gogh Museum.

If you don't make it to Holland before March, however, make sure that you check out the Miracle festival, which happens every year. Here, tourists and residents can take part in the Silent Procession around the city streets that starts with everyone congregating in one of the parish churches and goes on throughout the night.

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