Amsterdam is famed the world over as the 17th century capital of Holland. Its lovely canals have more than 1,500 bridges that criss-cross the city and are lined by tilting gabled buildings. Take a leisurely stroll along the canals and follow the smell of the flowers to the Bloemenmarket. Visit the Van Gogh Museum or the Ann Frank House. But the top choice to visit has to be The Brown Cafe in the medieval centre. This building has been a tavern since 1519.