Think of Amsterdam and for most people the images of tulips, windmills, canals and bicycles will immediately spring to mind. This would be selling the city short, as there is a great deal more to see and do than you would first expect. Like so many European cities, Amsterdam suffered terribly during World War Two and discovering how the city and its occupants survived, is as much a part of the visitor's itinerary today as the more traditional Dutch delights. From the city's darkest days to its finest hour, there are permanent memorials and other surprises tucked around each corner. With beautiful architecture, magnificent waterways, museums, vibrant markets and nightlife, the city offers a plethora of options to entertain even the most difficult of visitors.