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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...

Lesbian Moms Threaten To Overshadow Turkish PM's Dutch Visit

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey t...

PHOTOS: Creative Spring Break Ideas

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Avoid the beers and frat boys and head to these ten destinations -- from bustling cities to beach-side escapes -- for a sunny and surprising spring break getaway.

The World's Craziest Spa Services

Oyster | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Sometimes spa treatments tip over the edge of relaxing and enter the realm of the downright strange.

When A City Becomes A Bouquet

Viator | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Viator

Keukenhof Gardens is truly beautiful. The sheer scale immerses you in color and fragrance.

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

Meet the Pop Star Being Called the Dutch Adele (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Caro Emerald stopped by the studio to perform her hit tune and chat about her U.S. tour, embracing YouTube fame, being compared to Adele and her unique musical style.

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.

13 Must Visits For 2013

AFAR | Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel
AFAR

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.

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.

Gay Marriage Supporters Make Surprising Protest In The Netherlands

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, accordi...

Amsterdam's Coolest Clubs

Party Earth | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Amsterdam's liberal reputation has always been an attraction for partiers, and while the cannabis clubs might be the talk of the town, it's the nightclubs where the real party happens.

Where To Smoke Weed In Europe

Oyster | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

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.

Amsterdam To Ban Pot Smoking In School

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Amsterdam's mayor said Wednesday he would formally ban students from smoking marijuana at school, making the Dutch capital the first city...

5 Must-See Stores in Amsterdam

Courtney Scott | Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

Why do I love Amsterdam? It's a city that's comfortable in its own skin, it's effortlessly cool and the shops. Oh, the shops. They inspire even a shopping-phobe like me to break out my Euros.

Good News For Amsterdam Coffee Shops

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dope-selling coffee shops in Amsterdam won't be shutting their doors to foreign visitors any time soon, a huge relief to the...