Historic city in the former East Germany, now the capital of the Germany. Visit various remains of the Wall around the city that separated East and West, including the famous Checkpoint Charlie and also the museum that showcases, amongst other things, some of the various attempts to flee the previous Communist regime.
The 1936 Olympics were used unashamedly by Hitler to portray his political ideology and the old Olympic Stadium still stands and is now home to Hertha Berlin, the city’s now most successful club side. A visit to the city really is a stark contrast of old and new, given the redevelopment into new offices and shopping malls of some of the former ‘no go’ areas
The bustling, diverse city of Amsterdam has much to offer both the first-time and returning visitor. Walking around a city is always best, so that you don’t miss anything, but in Amsterdam you also have the option of buses, trams and river cruises. The Heineken Experience and Anne Frank house are two excellent attractions to visit, although booking your tickets in advance is recommended to avoid the queues at the booking office on the day.
The recently renamed Johan Cruijff Arena is home to both Ajax and the Dutch national team. Transport links to the stadium are excellent with two metro stops, Duivendrecht and BijlmerArena very close by. Ajax have always been one of the dominant clubs in the Netherlands and hold most records available in domestic football. They also have four European Cups / Champions League triumphs to their name, including three in a row in the early seventies.