Inn on the Lake, Amsterdam
Amsterdam isn't all joint-smoking modern urban flair (although, there is plenty of that too); there's a softly-spoken side to this city that's steeped in cosy hospitality. And what better way to experience it than at the wood-panelled, gabled Inn on the Lake
? Located just a 10 minute hop from the city centre, you can experience all the buzz of art museums, atmospheric lanes, cafes and canals but then step back to this 17th century vicarage set by a pretty lake and a verdant, tulip-studded garden, whenever you please.
Rates: Doubles from £148, including breakfast.