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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 05.09.2014 | Travel

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

Amster-Damn

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.

Eating Your Way Through Amsterdam, One Herring Stand At A Time

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tilting your head back, pinching a herring's tail between your thumb and forefinger and lowering it into your mouth, you're not jus...

Amsterdam's Newest Draw

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel

AMSTERDAM (AP) — On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, gawk...

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 l...

A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

Fodor's | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

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
Viator

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 ...

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 08.31.2014 | 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
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...

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

5 Amsterdam Coffeeshops Not To Miss

Party Earth | Posted 12.09.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

Inside, the coffeeshop is decked out in modern décor and features a pool table, pinball machine, foosball and some board games.

Amsterdam's Eye On The IJ

Rick Steves | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The big news for the skyline of Amsterdam is the arrival of the new Film Museum on the Ij, nicknamed "The Eye."