Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I spent the whole of last week in Amsterdam: a delightful city, with mysterious canals and surprises at every corner.

Cycling is the most traditional way to get around: not only is it practical, it’s also a great way to get to know the city. I recommend renting a bike and heading out, seeing where it takes you.

As for where to stay, I recommend The Dylan, which is wonderful.  It’s very small but the service is worthy of 5 stars. The location couldn’t be better, overlooking one of the main canals in the city.

In Amsterdam, you can find a great variety of cuisines, but the Italian restaurant Incanto was the one that really won me over. Another valuable tip.