Travel time from St Pancras: 3 hours 50 minutes
Filled with cultural delights, excellent restaurants and independent boutiques, as well as cycle routes and canal tours, Amsterdam has all the makings of a memorable trip. Its canals and gingerbread-coloured houses were made for autumn, when the city is covered in golden foliage. Whether you explore the city on foot, bike or boat, there are several sites to tick off the list, including the Canal Ring surrounding Amsterdam’s Old Town. It’s now a Unesco World Heritage site home to museums, monuments and beautiful architecture. Elsewhere, the Nine Streets are brimming with cool shops and cafés, as well as art galleries and vintage stores, while the vast 120-acre Vondelpark is one of the city’s most popular outdoor spots. Be sure to try a traditional slice of apple pie topped with whipped cream at one of the many cafés, and book tickets to Museum Night, which welcomes guests into the city’s most famous institutions after dark.