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Inside a Dutch Windmill

Rick Steves | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Climbing into a working windmill when the wind is strong, I feel the wonder and excitement industrious people must have felt a thousand years ago when...

Walking on Water at Keukenhof

Rick Steves | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The flower festival at Keukenhof (a treat for any visitor to the Netherlands in May) comes with fun diversions...like this chance to walk on water. ...

Tulip Mania at Keukenhof

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Any time of year, you'll enjoy flowers in the Netherlands (as the Dutch are experts in greenhouse technology). But if traveling to Holland in May, be ...

Wetlands Safari -- Canoeing in Holland

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

An amazing thing about Amsterdam is that, in 10 minutes (by bike or public bus), you can be in the wide-open polder land -- the vast fields reclaimed ...

Bike Band in Haarlem

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The TV crew has flown home with two great new shows in the can, and I'm in the Netherlands. How do I know? Where else would you find a "marching band"...

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...

The Tiny Dutch Island You've Been Dreaming About

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel

Is it bad that our new obsession is a place we can't even pronounce? Welcome to Schiermonnikoog, a tiny (roughly 8 x 2 miles) island that sits off ...

Breathtaking Photos of Lighthouses in Winter

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Yes, it's still freezing outside but these picturesque towers light up snow-covered landscapes and provide spectacular views. Glass half-full, remember?

Big Doings in Van Gogh's Beloved Brabant

Christian Josi | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

It is a happy problem for enthusiasts like me that there are so many possibilities to walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh today, nearly 125 years after the artists' death.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

Great Dining in Amsterdam: Nouveau, But Not So Rough

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A loose movement called Nouveau Rough (the opposite of nouveau riche) is afoot in The Netherlands: younger chefs with rigorous training who eschew the frills of fancy-restaurant protocol and décor. Sounds a little Brooklyny, doesn't it?

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.

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.

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.

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.

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Will Hang Out In Amsterdam This Summer

Bart van Poll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel
Bart van Poll

The average Amsterdam local isn't graced with subtropic temperatures very often so, when desirable temperatures arrive, it seems like every last person takes a day off work.

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight Marijuana Law

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MIKE CORDER | Posted 04.19.2012 | Travel

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch coffee shop owners went to court Wednesday in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana ...

PHOTOS: Holland's Floriade World Horticultural Expo Opens

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 04.05.2012 | Travel

VENLO, Netherlands -- The sun is shining, trees are budding, and flowers are unfurling their brilliant petals a bit earlier than planned, thanks to an...

WATCH: No Pot For Tourists In Dutch City's Coffee Shops

Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel

Coffee shops in a Dutch town on the border with Belgium will voluntarily ban foreigners from buying legal marijuana in an effort to discourage petty c...

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.

WATCH: Mark Malkoff's 3 Favorite Holland Moments

Mark Malkoff | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Mark Malkoff

As someone who has personally never smoked pot, I made it my mission to illustrate all the other amazing things the country has to offer.