February isn’t the most flattering time to explore Amsterdam as the trees framing the canals are leafless and the wind makes you shiver. Yet, the season offers a calmer ambiance even if the city seems to be always crowded with tourists. Due to the number of canals, one has a chance to easily explore further areas which are as flattering, if not more, than the very central streets of Amsterdam. If the sun is shining, sitting on a bench by the canal watching passing bikes and boats isn’t at all unpleasant experience even in February. One could say Amsterdam is simply a good, and of course picturesque, escape destination for a weekend.