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Early Morning Blast Rocks Amsterdam Courthouse

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM -- An explosion in the early hours of Wednesday morning damaged Amsterdam's court complex and a government minister swiftly condemned the bl...

Dutch Royal House Denounced Over 'Racist' Painting

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

AMSTERDAM -- Critics urged the Dutch royal family Friday to get rid of a painting they say is an offensive reminder of wrongs from the Netherlands' co...

Photos: Exploring The Canals Of Amsterdam And St. Petersburg

Meg Nolan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Meg Nolan

With extensive fine art collections and emerging, contemporary ingenues, both Amsterdam and St. Petersburg offer true charm that lies in their flowing underbelly, elegantly preserved and deliciously accessible to all.

Bad Public Art Throughout The World

Reuters | Nader Mousavizadeh | Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Whether publicly funded or privately obtained public art can be as controversial as it is indefinable. Members and editors of travel website Virtua...

Graffiti Cities Around The World

Black Tomato | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

One of the best ways to really understand a culture is through its art, but what happens when the galleries are closed?

Saved to Serve

Ryan Leslie | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Ryan Leslie

You may know the Salvation Army for it's signature bell-ringing and red kettles outside of department stores during the holidays, I know the organization as a remarkable prism of social service.

An American Sculptor in Holland

Susan Fogwell | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

There are the sights and sounds of tall-masted old sailboats and put-putting tugboats outside and that ochreous Dutch sunlight pouring in during the afternoon.

A Student's Guide to Backpacking: Amsterdam

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 09.26.2011 | Travel
Michael Yarbrough

Amsterdam is a city with a reputation for two things and let's just say neither of them is healthy living.

Got A Long Layover In Amsterdam? Hop On The 'Floating Dutchman'

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

The heavily-trafficked Schipol International Airport outside Amsterdam has begun offering city tours to travelers with layovers longer than 4 hours ab...

Lighting up in Amsterdam

Danna Harman | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Danna Harman

Beyond the arguments about lost revenue, there is another debate being prompted by the proposed new measures to control drug use by imposing restrictions. And that is -- will they even work?

Van Gogh Museum Closing For Renovations

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — The Van Gogh Museum is shutting its doors for six months for renovations starting next year, its director said Friday, becoming the ...

Amsterdam Fights For Tourists' Cannabis Rights

GlobalPost | Paul Ames | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- The city of Amsterdam is preparing to fight for tourists' right to party. The capital's town council, backed by the t...

'Anti-Islamic' Dutch Politican Acquitted Of Hate Speech

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may...

Traveling for Art and Eating Well

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Edward Goldman

Would you agree that there is some charming and yummy connection between good art and good food? Many world-class museums are not only trying to impress visitors with great art but also eager to impress their taste buds.

The Love Affair With Place

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Your knees buckle, you feel off-center, yet filled with joy. A sense of the "anything is possible" comes over you. You're not yourself; nor do you want to be. You're in love.

The 'Big-Headed People' Of Raymond Lemstra

Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful/Decay) Raymond Lemstra is an artist whose work reflects a deep appreciation for both primitive art and the subconscious workings of ...

Amsterdam's Unique Art Vibe and Paris's Glory

Leah Sydney | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Leah Sydney

Art lovers will revel in this city bursting with some of the greatest museums in Europe in all their Flemish/Dutch glory while the city stays apace with young, hip artists as well.

Florence: Art On and Off the Beaten Path

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.

Astoria Characters: The Coolest Club Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Paris has had a hard day's night. As usual, he was out clubbing in Manhattan, and he didn't make it home until it was time to wake up anyway, so he's starting his day with a drink -- of water.

Dutch Politician's 'Hate' Trial Moves Forward

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

Despite repeated requests to dismiss the case, the trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is charged with inciting hatred and discrimination aga...

Dutch Jews Want 'Fast Justice' For Anti-Semitism

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat r...

Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Your Study Abroad Group

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
College Candy

There are certain personality types that can be found in each study abroad group. Here are a few of the types you will most likely have the pleasure (or displeasure) of getting to know.

Prague: The New Amsterdam?

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Although the Czech capital has long been a tourist attraction with its medieval grandeur, elegant spires and cobbled streets, these days it has become...

Art Trekking: Top Contemporary Art Destinations Overseas (PHOTOS)

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Here is a short list of a few cities overseas that are making waves with international art aficionados, or about to.

Dutch Prostitutes Get A Visitor

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Workers in the world's oldest profession are about to get a lesson in the harsh reality of Europe's new age of austerity. The Dutch...