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?
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.
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.
At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.
despite the recent tourist drug ban in the Netherlands, tourists and locals alike can continue to openly smoke in Amsterdam's cafes. And numerous neighboring countries where weed is decriminalized have loose policies when it comes to the drug's recreational use.