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6 Untold Reasons Amsterdam Should Be On Your List of Places to Visit

Toby Nwazor | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Toby Nwazor

Clearly any city clever enough to bring all the vices together under "one roof" cannot go wrong and Amsterdam has proved that, making it a dream location for almost everyone looking for some fun and freedom.

When Following the Cool Kid Pays Off

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.15.2016 | Travel
Gretchen Kuhsel

As I stroll down another street with a Dutch name I don't even dare attempt to pronounce, my shoulder jolts forward as an unknown figure breezes by me. I scoff, taking my gaze off the glassy, modern architecture of The Palace District of Amsterdam, and scan ahead at the offender.

5 Awesome Museums You Should Visit in Amsterdam

Kc Agu | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Kc Agu

Amsterdam has always been one of the most profound places I've ever visited in the world. Visiting Amsterdam gives you the feeling of home on a suburb level.

Amsterdam's 8 Best Markets for Your Every Foodie Find

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

The city is home to a handful of bustling ones all eager to please your senses and fill you in on day-to-day Amsterdam life.

Anne Frank Made Me Throw Up

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Dani Alpert

I first visited Amsterdam when I spent a semester abroad studying in Paris, when I was in college. School was a breeze, and it didn't require a great deal of studying, so I was able to travel every weekend. For six months I took full advantage of my time in Europe. One weekend I decided to go to Amsterdam.

7 Totally Weird Ways to Get Arrested in Europe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

To help you keep your crazy law breaking to a minimum -- or simply avoid looking like a total newbie -- we've compiled this cautionary list. Call it what not to do on your European vacay.

The Best Place To Travel This Month Is...

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Tour Time

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

For 25 years, I led our tour groups. For the past decade, rather than lead our tours, I actually take them. Each year I sign up (with a pseudonym) for...

Life Would Be Better If You Were In Amsterdam

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel

Where can you go for an escape that has world-renowned art museums, vibrant nightlife, important historical monuments and unique architecture? The...


Lois Alter Mark | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Lois Alter Mark

Although the family albums on our coffee table feature beautiful pictures of historic landmarks and famous sights, our kids' internal scrapbooks are filled with a random assortment of adventures that can't be found in any brochure. Adventures that come from living in the moment and taking the detours.

Ben Voogd: Navigating Amsterdam by Bike

Bill Marriott | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Bill Marriott

During my travels, I meet a lot of associates around the world. I'm often impressed not just by how well they serve our guests, but how much they love...

A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

Fodor's | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

After living for six years in Amsterdam--arguably the greatest small city in the world--I've amassed enough experiences to fill several perfect days. But since "Several Perfect Days in Amsterdam" doesn't have the same punch, I'll restrict myself to just one.

Finding Art, Music And Comfort In Amsterdam

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

It had been more than eight years since we were in Amsterdam. When the much-reconfigured Rijksmuseum re-opened, we were ready for another visit to the Netherlands. It was just a matter of following our usual practice of finding a musical event around which to build an itinerary.

World's Most Beautiful Museums

Budget Travel | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

There's nothing like a relaxing afternoon spent basking in the glory of world-famous paintings and sculptures -- not to mention picking up a keepsake in the museum shop. Here, our favorite collections of art, and suggestions for must-see masterpieces and gift-shop grabs.

Shoulder Season

Viator | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons are ideal times to plan international travel.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Amsterdam

Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Jessica Lacey of Ireland. I used to live near Amsterdam so it is one of my favourite cities to r...

9 Unique Must-Stay Hotels of the Netherlands

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In the Netherlands, the idea of "Unique and Boutique" is alive in every city. The hotels I discovered each had their own je ne sais quoi, their own special gift to their guests, separating them from their peers and enticing travelers' attention.

What to Do With 48 Hours in Amsterdam

Party Earth | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a hot spot for weekend travelers. There are hundreds of things to do, from sightseeing at historic sites and museums, and smoking in coffeeshops, to simply enjoying its upbeat nightlife.

10 Relaxing Spots For Stress-Free Solo Travel

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not al...

Amsterdam's Red Light District By Night

Viator | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its nam...

The Queen's Abdication at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

Lori Needleman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As she arrives to the Palace, the Queen would look up at the sculpture of Atlas carrying the heavens on his shoulder for the last time and perhaps feel a sense of relief that all the weight of the Netherlands will be off her shoulders.

When to Visit Amsterdam: 5 Springtime Activities You Can't Miss This Year (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

Just strolling along the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam is a wonderful way to spend a day, but we've got five activities you can't miss during your springtime trip this year. And of course, where to stay nearby.

PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Late Night Bars

Party Earth | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

These bars range from high-end watering holes to comfortable neighborhood grottos, but all are characterized by their 16th-century inspired wooden decors and walls stained from years of cigarette smoke.

Best Dance Spots In The 'Dam

Party Earth | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Amsterdam may be known for its legal prostitution, cannabis and progressive attitude, but if you're looking to really get inside the 'Dam's social scene, all you have to do is dance.