Highlight: Amsterdam, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Best time: March to early May is an ideal time to avoid the crowds and admire the spring flowers.
Favourite memory: Chartering 100 canal bikes for a chaotic team building experience.
Favourite Venues: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Hotel Pulitzer, The Dylan, Intercontinental Amstel. Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and convention centre. Grand hotel Krasnapolsky.
Why it makes our list: Amsterdam is a bustling hub of commerce in a lovely canal-side setting, easily accessible and great for hosting corporate events.