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OOPS: Dutch City Council Pronounces Mandela Dead

Posted 06.27.2013 | World

The city council of an Amsterdam neighborhood observed a minute of silence to mark the death of South African icon Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. Mandela,...

Traveling Abroad with LA in Your Backpack

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Traveling abroad provides a welcome opportunity to step away from the routine and obligations of everyday life. But when you are lucky enough to liv...

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.

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...

Alluring Amsterdam

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Biking, busing, tramming or hoofing it, Amsterdam is an easy city to get around. It has beauty, charm, and hundreds of canals connected by 500 pretty bridges -- and flowers everywhere!

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too.

Home Is Where the Local Is

Global Yodel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.

Amsterdam's Red Light District By Night

Viator | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Viator

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...

Willem-Alexander Becomes New Dutch King

AP | MIKE CORDER and TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM — Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands Tuesday in honor of a once-in-a-generation...

Amsterdam Prepares For Crowning Of New King

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix thanked her people Monday and urged them to support her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, in a fina...

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Viator

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...

Europe's Top Business Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're ironing out the details of a high stakes merger or need to be connected to all four corners of the globe at once, these top business hotels are equipped to help with your every need.

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

Oyster | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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.

Places We've Left Behind

Global Yodel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

Viator | Posted 06.08.2013 | Travel
Viator

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. Here's a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.

10 Gorgeous Hotel Room Views

Oyster | Posted 06.07.2013 | Travel
Oyster

During our travels around the globe, we have stayed in some pretty gorgeous rooms. But a beautiful room means nothing if it looks out at a brick wall.

Interview With Yvette van Boven About Home Made Summer

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

Yvette van Boven's cookbooks seem sprinkled with fairy dust. Her latest one, Home Made Summer, is filled with her fanciful drawings, tempting recipes, and her husband's evocative photographs.

Who Wants To Make Marijuana Chicken Rolls With Hashish Quenelles?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Weird News

When was the last time a great meal gave you the munchies? How about marijuana chicken rolls with hashish quenelles and a marijuana coulis, followe...

Europe's Best Attractions & Where To Stay Nearby

Oyster | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Plus, where you should stay to be near these spots.

Gay Rights Protest Planned For Vladimir Putin's Netherlands Visit

Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in for a surprise when he visits Amsterdam next month. As Pink News and Carbonated.tv are both repo...

'Vincent is Back' at the Kröller-Müller: Famed Museum Well Prepared for the Master's 160th Birthday

Christian Josi | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Christian Josi

This Saturday is a big day for Vincent Van Gogh geeks like me. This day is the 160th anniversary of the birth of our beloved hero. But what to do when the world's largest collection of works by Van Gogh is unavailable until early May while the building undergoes extensive renovations?

How To Fight Boredom At Schiphol Airport

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

It's always hard knowing what to do on a layover, unless you are lucky enough to be at an airport that has been perfectly designed for travelers. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is one such delightful locale, with so much to see and do it makes you want to stay longer.

5 Free Things To Do In Amsterdam

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

You have to pay to get into museums, but there's plenty you can do for no money at all.

13 Ways To Make Europe Affordable

EuroCheapo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
EuroCheapo

Americans love Eurail passes and for a good reason: They're convenient and exciting to hold onto before your trip. They are not necessarily, however, a great deal.

PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Oldest Prostitutes Retire

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

This February, Amsterdam raised the minimum age for prostitutes from 18 to 21. For Louise and Martine Fokkens, though, it's the maximum age that's cau...