Tips and deals of the week: Quiet Amsterdam, The Tate and Farrington tulip farm


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The guidebook

Quiet Amsterdam is a new guide by Siobhan Wall that divulges the Dutch capital's secret corners, from bookshops to parks and spas. Go to

The culture break

The Tate has recently joined up with the Ultimate Travel Company to offer escorted art tours around the globe. Go to

The day out

Add some colour to your home. The Dutch "pick your own tulips" concept has come to the West Country, at Farrington's tulip farm near Bath. Pick 50 for £10. Go to