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A List of Netherlands Airports
Here's what you need to know about the five civilian airports in the Netherlands: transportation information as well as pros and cons.

Buy Yourself Happy at Amsterdam's Retail Hot Spots
Shop in some of the fine department stores, boutiques, specialty stores or other fine retailers in Amsterdam for food, fashion, accessories and more.

Remember Anne Frank and the Dutch WWII Experience
These museums, exhibits and monuments honor the Dutch who perished in World War II, and make for tributes that no tourist in Amsterdam should miss.

Tulips and Bulb Flowers in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
See the tulips and other bulb flowers in and around Amsterdam, the Netherlands, such as the Keukenhof tulip park in Lisse and the Amsterdam flower market.

See the Red Light District in Amsterdam
De Wallen, Amsterdam's fabled Red Light District, isn't all about sex - it's actually full of monumental churches, historic architecture and excellent restaurants. Oh, and prostitutes. Page 5.

Bicycle Around Amsterdam - Rent a Tourist Bike and Explore Amsterdam
As one of the world's best bike cities, Amsterdam is an ideal city for tourists to see by bike, either with a tour or independently.

Eat Dutch and International Cuisine in Amsterdam - Dine at Amsterdam's Dutch, Indonesian and Surinamese Restaurants
Taste the traditional cuisine of the Netherlands, as well as the former Dutch colonies of Indonesia and Suriname, at Amsterdam's restaurants.

Explore the Netherlands Outside Amsterdam on a Day Trip
There are scores of wonderful Dutch cities outside Amsterdam, both in Holland and the rest of the Netherlands, and all can easily be explored on a day trip.

Experience the Cannabis Coffeeshop Culture
Stop by a cannabis coffeeshop to smoke a weed or hash joint, eat a space cake, or enjoy a cup of coffee in Amsterdam. Page 9.

Top 10 Attractions in Amsterdam
Take a canal tour of and see the city by boat or stop and smell the flowers. There's no end of things to do in Amsterdam. Here's our top 10 list.

View Dutch Art in Amsterdam (Rembrandt, Van Gogh & More)
Explore Dutch art, from Old Masters like Rembrandt to modern artists like Van Gogh, at Amsterdam's world-class museums.

Amsterdam Bike Safety Tips for Tourists
Riding a bike in Amsterdam is a quintessentially Dutch experience. But every visitor on two wheels should know these top 10 tips for safety.

Shower Your Loved One with Flowers - Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about showering your loved one with flowers?

See Amsterdam by Horse and Carriage - Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about taking a horse-and-carriage ride?

Romantic Things for Couples to Do in Amsterdam
Use this comprehensive visual guide to find the most romantic things to do as a couple in Amsterdam.

Take a Private Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about taking a private canal cruise?

Dine in Heaven in Amsterdam - Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about dining in 'heaven' above the city?

Stay in a Five-star Amsterdam Hotel - Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about staying in a five-star hotel?

Buy a Fresh-cut Diamond - Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam
Looking for romantic things to do in Amsterdam? How about buying your loved one a fresh-cut diamond?

A Guide to Amsterdam Tourist Discount Cards
These Amsterdam tourist discount cards can save visitors a bundle on museums and attractions and more.

Amsterdam Travel in February - Weather and Events Guide
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in February.

July Weather and Events Guide to Amsterdam
Find weather information, event and festival highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in July.

Amsterdam Travel in June - Weather and Events Guide
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in June.

January in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather & Events
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in January.

Tips for a Day Trip to the Windmills at Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk, located 15 miles east of Rotterdam, is a UNESCO-listed site that boasts 19 pristinely preserved windmills.

March Weather and Events Guide to Amsterdam
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in March.

Do I Need a Dutch Tourist Visa to Enter the Amsterdam?
Find out whether you need a tourist visa to visit the Netherlands, and the process to obtain one.

Amsterdam Travel in December Guide - Weather and Events
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in December.

November Weather and Events Guide to Amsterdam
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in November.

Amsterdam Travel in May - Weather and Events Guide
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in May.

September in Amsterdam - Travel Advice, Weather & Events
Find weather information, pros and cons, event highlights, and much more about visiting Amsterdam in September.

Where Can I Find a Post Office in Amsterdam?
Find information and addresses for postal service points - the Dutch alternative to post offices - in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Travel in April - Weather and Events Guide
Find weather information, packing tips, event highlights and much more about visiting Amsterdam in April.

What Is the Official Currency of the Netherlands?
An explanation of the official currency of the Netherlands. This article also gives insight into the Euro itself.

How to Say "Happy Birthday" in Dutch
Learn how to say several

Is Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Holland?
If you're unsure if Amsterdam is in the Netherlands or Holland, here's your answer.

Tips for the Best Amsterdam Coffeeshop Experience
Don't risk a sub-par experience at a Dutch cannabis (weed and hash) coffeeshop: learn these tips for the best Amsterdam coffeeshop experience.

What Does the XXX in the Amsterdam Mean?
Ever wonder why Amsterdam is filled with triple x's (xxx)? The letters are actually crosses from the city's coat of arms.

Is Amsterdam or Den Haag the Capital of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the official capital city of the Netherlands. However, Den Haag is the home to the Netherlands' monarch, parliament, and supreme court.

How to Get from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge), Belgium
Multiple travel options on how to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges.

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Top 10 Amsterdam Shopping Areas
These are the top shopping areas in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from luxury labels and fine antiques to quirky vintage clothes and trendy home accessories.

Amsterdam Restaurants and Food - Amsterdam Restaurant Reviews
With such an international population, Amsterdam offers restaurants and cafés with everything from genuine Indonesian food and Mediterranean tapas to traditional Dutch fare and street foods. Find Amsterdam restaurant reviews, tips on what to order and even how to pay the bill.

Dutch Cuisine 101
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Dutch cuisine and food in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam's Best Markets
This list represents the best markets in Amsterdam, where you'll find everything from flowers, fruits and vegetables, to antique books, modern art and second-hand clothes.

Swiss Restaurants in Amsterdam
There won't be mountains in the backdrop, but you can still find Swiss specialties like fondue at these Swiss restaurants in Amsterdam.

Guide to Seeing the Tulips near Amsterdam
This guide tells you all you need to know about how and when to see the spring blooming bulbs and tulips near Amsterdam.

Things to Do in Amsterdam - Amsterdam Museums, Sightseeing & Attractions
Whether you want to visit Amsterdam from A to Z or only have time for a canal boat tour, find ideas here to make your visit a memorable one. Find walking and biking tours of Amsterdam, suggested Amsterdam itineraries, the must-see Amsterdam museums and much more.

Amsterdam for Special Interests
Amsterdam caters to all sorts of special interests; these articles take the Dutch capital by theme, whether it's chocolate, beer or bachelor(ette) bashes.

Amsterdam Outdoors
Amsterdam's outdoor attractions and activities include beaches, parks, nature walks and more.

Amsterdam Travel Itineraries
Travel itineraries that include Amsterdam's top attractions and activities -- museums and monuments, canal cruises and more.

Historic Places of Worship
Amsterdam's historic places of worship include churches, synagogues, mosques and other sacred destinations.

Amsterdam Canal Cruises
A boat cruise on Amsterdam's historic canals is one of the finest ways to tour the Dutch capital.

Dutch Tulips & Flowers
The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and other bulb flowers, and botanical attractions abound, from Keukenhof to the Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market).

Amsterdam Districts
Profiles of the diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Monuments & Architecture
The city of Amsterdam owes so much of its beauty to its public monuments and historic architecture. Learn the history behind these city icons.

Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Amsterdam
If you're a lover of vintage clothes and accessories, check out this list of the best vintage clothing stores in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Family Activities for the Kids
Fun and educational things to do with kids in Amsterdam, from letting them cook their own meals to exploring the canals and museums.

When to Visit Amsterdam - Amsterdam Seasonal Guide
Planning a trip to Amsterdam but not sure when to go? Use this seasonal guide to help you decide. Find highlights of certain times of year, including many of Amsterdam's most popular events and festivals.

The Three Best Museums in Amsterdam
Amsterdam visitors should try to make it to at least one or two of these popular museums. See why these historic and artistic attractions make up the top three museums in Amsterdam.

What are international visitors' favorite attractions in Amsterdam?
Dutch tourism by the numbers: the five most-visited attractions for international tourists in the Netherlands, in detail.

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How to Get from Amsterdam to Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Belgium
How to travel between Amsterdam and Brussels South Charleroi by bus, train and car.

Essential Tips for New Year's Eve in Amsterdam
Find out what New Year's Eve 2010 is like in Amsterdam, a city known for a

The Indo-Dutch Rijsttafel Buffet and Where to Try It
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Best Spots in Amsterdam for Authentic Dutch Cuisine
Traditional Dutch cuisine consists of hearty comfort food to warm one's bones in the northerly climate; here are some of the best restaurants and cafes to sample this cuisine in Amsterdam.

Best Attractions on Amsterdam's Dam Square
The best attractions on Dam Square, often one of the first places visitors to Amsterdam encounter. These top spots make Dam Square the best place to kick off your Amsterdam experience.

The Sloten Windmill, Amsterdam's Only Public Windmill
The Sloten Windmill (Molen van Sloten) in Amsterdam West is the only Amsterdam windmill open to the public.

Visitors' Guide to Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square)
Where to eat and drink on Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) - cafes, restaurants and other eateries on or near the popular Amsterdam square. Page 2.

Visitors' Guide to Rembrandtplein
What to see and do on Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) - from music venues and clubs, to bars, to cafes and restaurants, to entertainment and other attractions, all on or near the popular Amsterdam square.

Entertainment and Attractions on Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square), Amsterdam
What to see and do on Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) - theaters, museums and other attractions on or near the popular Amsterdam square. Page 3.

He Hua Buddhist Temple in Amsterdam
The jewel of Amsterdam Chinatown is this Buddhist temple with its traditional Chinese palace-style architecture.

Halloween Celebrations in Amsterdam
Although Halloween is not a widely celebrated holiday in the Netherlands, in a city as international as Amsterdam, you'll find some clubs filled with costumed customers looking for a reason to be festive. Here's a round up of what to expect on Halloween in Amsterdam.

The Terms Dutch, the Netherlands and Holland Explained
The terms

Guide to Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Guide to Amsterdam canal tours and tour operators, both with live commentary and pre-recorded audio.

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Windmills of Amsterdam
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Windmills of Amsterdam
The city of Amsterdam has no fewer than eight typical Dutch windmills for visitors to discover.

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Basic Dutch Greetings and Goodbyes to Use in Amsterdam
If you speak English, you won't need to know much (if any) Dutch to visit Amsterdam. But these greetings, goodbyes and polite words will show your hosts that you appreciate their language, and their ability to communicate with you in yours.

What Are the Low Countries?
Find the definition of the term

Amsterdam Museums & Attractions Closed on Mondays
While most of Amsterdam's tourist attractions are open on Mondays, the ones listed here not. Museums closed on other days of the week are listed as well.

Christmas Markets in Amsterdam
Germany isn't the only country with a tradition of cozy winter markets. Visitors to Amsterdam in winter can try out one of these city Christmas markets.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum - Museum of Dutch Tulips in Amsterdam
What's all the fuss about tulips in the Netherlands? Learn all about tulips, their cultivation, and their place in popular culture at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
My choice for one of the best museums in the city, the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum explores the role of tattoos in human culture, and lets visitors into the world of tattoo artist extraordinaire Henk Schiffmacher.

50 Things to Do in Amsterdam
At a loss for how to amuse yourself in Amsterdam? Here are 50 ideas on what to do and see, from museums, monuments and cultural attractions to cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam - Centrale Bibliotheek (Amsterdam Public Library - Central Branch)
The Amsterdam Public Library's (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) Centrale Bibliotheek (Central Library) is a convenient and stylish spot for visitors to read, relax, use the Internet and more in a state-of-the-art library with fantastic architecture.

Amsterdam Dungeon - Horror Tales from History Reenacted
Witness the horror stories of Dutch and world history reenacted live at the Amsterdam Dungeon, the Netherlands.

Where to Try Cat Poop Coffee (Kopi Luwak) in Amsterdam
Kopi luwak (civet coffee) - often called

Amsterdam Public Transit 101
Plan to use Amsterdam mass transit on your city break? Here's how to use the Dutch capital's public transportation system and the

Amsterdam by Month - A Monthly Preview of Amsterdam Weather & Events
When should you visit Amsterdam? See my month-by-month summary to make sure your trip coincides with the events and festivals you can't afford to miss.

Guide to Amersfoort, Utrecht Travel & Tourism
Find one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in the Netherlands in Amersfoort, province of Utrecht.

The Hague (Den Haag)
Arts, culture and a thousand years of history make The Hague one of the province's most attractive destinations for visitors.

The Hague Restaurant Reviews
The Hague (Den Haag) is a top foodie city in the Netherlands, with not only European food but also Indonesian, Surinamese and more.

Dutch Phrasebook & Expressions
Learn polite expressions (please, thank you, you're welcome) and other useful travel phrases (how to order food and drinks) in Dutch.

Amsterdam Restaurant & Cafe Reviews A - Z
Find first-hand reviews of Amsterdam restaurants and cafés here, from a casual burger place to refined canal-side dining.

Amsterdam Museums - Art Museums, History Museums in Amsterdam
Amsterdam's museums rank among the city's most popular visitor attractions, especially

Fall Events and Festivals in Amsterdam
Here you'll find annual events and festivals going on during the fall season in Amsterdam.

Spring Events and Festivals in Amsterdam
Here you'll find annual events and festivals going on during the spring season in Amsterdam.

Summer Events and Festivals in Amsterdam
Here you'll find annual events and festivals going on during the summer season in Amsterdam.

Winter Events and Festivals in Amsterdam
Here you'll find annual events and festivals going on during the winter season in Amsterdam.

Towns & Cities in North Holland
Day trips from Amsterdam to towns and cities within the province of North Holland, the Netherlands.

Pictures of Amsterdam Outdoor Scenes and Architecture
Pictures of outdoor scenes and architecture in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Favorite Amsterdam Stores
Profiles of some favorite Amsterdam stores.

Southern Netherlands
Travel and tourist information for the provinces of North Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland, the Netherlands.

Northern Netherlands
The picturesque north includes the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe.

Eastern Netherlands
Historic spots abound in the eastern provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel.

Amsterdam Month-by-Month - Amsterdam Monthly Guides to Weather and Events - Amsterdam Throughout the Year
Not sure when to visit Amsterdam? Read these monthly guides to find out what's going on and what the weather is like in Amsterdam throughout the year.

Pictures of Amsterdam
These pictures of Amsterdam illustrate why the city is a photographer's paradise. Browse pictures of Amsterdam's canals, architecture, parks, museums, landmarks, bikes and much more. And learn tips on what pictures of Amsterdam to shoot with your own lens.

Amsterdam Bars and Nightlife - Find Amsterdam Bars, Cafes and Clubs
Whether you're looking for a wild night out in the thick of Amsterdam's club scene, or a calmer evening spent sipping handcrafted beers in a local brown café, you'll find that Amsterdam's nightlife scene caters to a wide range of visitors.

Dutch Towns & Cities
If you're planning to stay more than a few days in the Amsterdam area, you might consider a day trip or excursion to see north Holland's other sights. Find ideas here, including tours of the famous bulb fields, trips to seaside fishing towns and journeys to other cultural hubs like Den Haag.

Events & Festivals
Find cultural celebrations and annual events and festivals in Amsterdam, from rowdy Queen's Day festivities to more solemn observances for fallen World War II heroes.

Live Music & Entertainment
Fans of live music will find plenty of concert options in Amsterdam, from jazz and world to pop and classical. The city also hosts a full calendar of world-class opera, ballet, theater and comedy performances.

Plan a Trip to Amsterdam
Want to visit Amsterdam? You've already made an excellent travel choice. Now use these resources to start planning your trip to this extraordinary European capital city. Find out the best times of year to visit Amsterdam, how to get here, what to pack, how to prepare for Amsterdam weather and even how to communicate with your Dutch hosts.

Where to Shop
Look beyond the postcards and Delftware knock-offs -- find Amsterdam's best shopping areas here! There's something for everyone, from modern home furnishings and stately antiques to Dutch designer clothes and funky thrift stores. And discover Amsterdam's open-air markets -- including flea markets, flower markets, art markets, food markets -- which are some of Europe's biggest and busiest.

Amsterdam by Season
What it's like to visit Amsterdam in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Amsterdam Hotel Reviews
Find reviews of Amsterdam hotels here on Amsterdam Travel.

Towns & Cities in South Holland
Day trips from Amsterdam to towns and cities in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands.

Basic Facts About the Netherlands
These basic facts about the Netherlands answer some frequently asked questions about the country and its capital, Amsterdam.

How to Reach the Netherlands
Tips on how to reach the Netherlands: a list of Dutch airports, comprehensive information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, how to reach Amsterdam city from various airports, how to travel to Amsterdam by train, and more.

Keukenhof Flower Park
Keukenhof flower park in Lisse, South Holland is an outdoor exhibit of tulips and bulb flowers in the Netherlands.

Accommodations
Whether you prefer five-star or no-frills accommodations in Amsterdam, the city offers both -- and hundreds of hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts in between. Find an Amsterdam hotel that suits your taste, discover the best canal-side hotels and learn about the different Amsterdam neighborhoods you could call home during your visit.

Travel Guide to Amsterdam during Spring
Find out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the spring, including information on weather and events for March, April and May.

How Safe Is Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is actually one of the safest cities in the world. But there is at least one area that tourists should avoid at night.

Tipping in Amsterdam
Learn when and how much to tip service providers like restaurant workers, taxi drivers and hotel employees in Amsterdam.

Top 4 Best Children's Stores in Amsterdam
Whether you're looking for cool kids' clothes or educational toys, these Amsterdam children's stores offer shopping fun for parents and little ones alike.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 8.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 11.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 10.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 3.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 6.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 2.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 9.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 4.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 12.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 7.

Pictures from the Keukenhof Tulip and Flower Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam. Page 5.

Pictures from Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam
Have a peek at the fairytale-like colors and plantings at the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland. The gardens are only about an hour from Amsterdam.

Tourist Information for Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam's top attractions for tourists with reviews and essential travel advice. Find the best hotels, hostels, landmarks, monuments, museums, restaurants theaters, and day trips to other destinations in Holland, as well as recommended tours and itineraries.

Visitor Information for Keukenhof 2016
Visitor information for Keukenhof 2015, the tulip and bulb-flower park in Lisse, South Holland, the Netherlands.

Where to Eat Near the Heineken Experience
After the free beer at the Heineken Experience, satisfy your appetite with one of the best restaurants near the former brewery in Amsterdam.

Where to Eat Near Artis Zoo, Amsterdam
Recommendations for where to eat lunch or dinner near Artis Zoo, one of the most visited attractions in Amsterdam.

Where to Eat Near Amsterdam Central Station (CS)
Where to eat near Amsterdam Central Station, from restaurants to street food.

Best Surinamese Restaurants in Amsterdam
Thanks to the 300,000 Surinamese who call the Netherlands home, Amsterdam has a wide variety of delicious Surinamese cuisine.

Day Trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee Beach
Use this visual guide to learn about an easy day trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee, a beach on the North Sea with a wide expanse of sand dunes.

How to Get to Bloemendaal aan Zee - Day Trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee
Use this visual guide to learn about an easy day trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee, a beach on the North Sea with a wide expanse of sand dunes.

What to Do in Bloemendaal aan Zee - Day Trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee
Use this visual guide to learn about an easy day trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee, a beach on the North Sea with a wide expanse of sand dunes.

Day Trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee - Explore the Beach and Dunes on a Day Trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee
Use this visual guide to learn about an easy day trip from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal aan Zee, a beach on the North Sea with a wide expanse of sand dunes.

Best International Day and Weekend Trips from Amsterdam
The Netherlands' small size makes it an ideal hub for day and weekend trips to international cities like those listed here.

Discover Best Small Canals in Amsterdam
Head off the beaten track to find some of the prettiest small canals in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ideas for Bachelorette or Hen Parties in Amsterdam
Planning to celebrate a bachelorette party (or

Where to Find Macarons in Amsterdam
Where to find the best French macarons in Amsterdam: five local bakeries to rival Paris.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Hoi Tin - Amsterdam Restaurant Review
Review of Hoi Tin, a Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam that's been on the scene for almost 40 years with a varied formula that includes classic southern Chinese dishes, dim sum and even bakery items.

Restaurants near the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
From a delicious sandwich shop to a locals' place with the city's best steak, find good restaurants near the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Amsterdam
If you're planning a European trip, first read this list of reasons to include Amsterdam on your journey. You might be surprised by a few!

Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam.

See the Historic Churches of Amsterdam
Find pictures of and information about the top historic churches in Amsterdam.

Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

Westerkerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

St. Nicolaaskerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the St. Nicolaaskerk in Amsterdam.

Noorderkerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the Noorderkerk in Amsterdam.

Vondelkerk in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam.

English Reformed Church in Amsterdam - Top Historic Churches in Amsterdam
Picture of and information about the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam.

Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht Waterways Walks
Amsterdam's 17th-century expansion began in the Western Canal Ring, as workers dug by hand the new Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht waterways of the Grachtengordel (literally,

Westerkerk and Anne Frank House - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - 10th and Final Leg
Head east on Bloemgracht back to Prinsengracht. You'll be standing directly across from the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House. To reach both, turn right on Prinsengracht's even-numbered side, then left on busy Raadhuistraat. Turn left again on Prinsengracht's odd-numbered side.

Theatermuseum on Herengracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Second Leg
Continue exploring Amsterdam's Western Canal Ring on foot. Head west on the Torensluis across the Singel and continue on Oude Leliestraat. Turn left on Herengracht's odd-numbered side. As you approach busy Raadhuistraat, look across to the stunning Bartolotti House, home to the Theater Instituut Nederland (Theatermuseum).

Herengracht to Keizersgracht via Leliegracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Third Leg
Continue exploring Amsterdam's Western Canal Ring on foot. Walk down the Herengracht to Leliegracht. Cross over Leliegracht and turn left on its even-numbered side. Follow Leliegracht to Keizersgracht.

House with the Heads on Keizersgracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Fourth Leg
From the northeast corner of Leliegracht and Keizersgracht, turn right on Keizersgracht's odd-numbered side. Look for No. 123 on the right, the Huis met de Hoofden, or

Keizersgracht to Brouwersgracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Fifth Leg
Continue down the Keizersgracht until you reach Brouwersgracht. Cross the bridge and turn left on Brouwersgracht's even-numbered side. This intersection offers a lovely view of the opposite bridge over the Keizersgracht.

Prinsengracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Sixth Leg
Walk down the even-numbered side of Brouwersgracht to Prinsengracht, where you'll have to cross the Papiermolensluis (

Noorderkerk on the Prinsengracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Seventh Leg
Stroll down the even-numbered side of the Prinsengracht until you reach a large, brick-paved square on the right. This open area is called the Noordermarkt.

Egelantiersgracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Eighth Leg
Continue down the even-numbered side of Prinsengracht to Egelantiersgracht on the right. If you're a hungry vegetarian, first stop at Bolhoed, a casual restaurant at No. 60 Prinsengracht (known for surprisingly delicious vegan desserts).

Bloemgracht - Amsterdam Walking Tour of Western Canal Belt - Ninth Leg
Follow Egelantiersgracht down to the first bridge crossing (if you strolled along the even-numbered side, you'll need to cross this bridge, called Hilletjesbrug). Turn left on Eerste Leliedwarsstraat (sometimes abbreviated on maps as

Where to Find Good Cheap Eats in Amsterdam
Have a look at these cheap restaurants in Amsterdam to find fresh food at a good value.

Best Amsterdam Clubs for Non-Clubbers
For those of you who bristle at the thought of clubbing, don't rule out a visit to one of these Amsterdam clubs during your time here. Whether for the live music, unique location or unorthodox interior décor, these clubs break the mold. Remember, these are still clubs, so dress accordingly.

Where to Find Mexican Food in Amsterdam
If you're craving the flavors of Mexico on your visit to Amsterdam, look no further than this list. There aren't many, but these Mexican restaurants pack a tasty punch.

Things to Do in Amsterdam on a Rainy Day
This list of things to do in Amsterdam on a rainy day proves there's plenty to enjoy in the city during wet weather.

Best Venues for Live Music in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a hotspot for live music, from classical to rock, world to jazz. And the venues for live music in Amsterdam are just as varied. These are my top picks.

Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts
Amsterdam Coffeeshop Dos and Don'ts, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Etiquette, Amsterdam Coffeeshop Tips

Tips and Suggestions for Getting Around Amsterdam
These quick tips for navigating Amsterdam will separate you from the visitors staring blankly at their upside-down maps.

Words You Can Use that Describe Amsterdam
How would I describe Amsterdam in just a few words? Find out in this guide to the city's personality and people.

Amsterdam Museums About World War II History
Occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of World War II. As such, these Amsterdam museums chronicle the ways in which the city and the country dealt with the war, its atrocities and its end.

Food and Drink to Buy in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
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Auschwitz Memorial in Amsterdam's Wertheim Park - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts. Page 5.

Dock Worker Monument in Amsterdam - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts. Page 6.

Dutch National Monument on Dam Square - Nederlands Nationaal Monument - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts.

Gypsy Monument on Museumplein in Amsterdam - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts. Page 3.

Monument to Jewish Resistance in Amsterdam - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts. Page 4.

Ravensbrück Memorial on Museumplein in Amsterdam - Pictures of Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts. Page 2.

Amsterdam World War II Monuments and Memorials
Take a visual tour of the many World War II monuments and memorials in Amsterdam. Occupied by Nazi Germany from May 1940 to May 1945, the Netherlands was on the forefront of the war. Many of these memorials honor those who lost their lives, whether from persecution or in resistance efforts.

Budget Gifts to Buy in Amsterdam and the Netherlands
If you're on a budget, these are the best gifts to buy for people back home while on your trip to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. Your friends and family will surely appreciate them, and you'll appreciate the fact that you didn't spend a fortune.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Spui Art Market Picture - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Spui Art Market, an open-air gallery featuring the work of up to 25 artists at a time. Page 11.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Art Market Picture - Thorbeckeplein Art Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Thorbeckeplein Art Market, an open-air gallery featuring modern paintings. Page 13.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Art Market Picture - Thorbeckeplein Art Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Thorbeckeplein Art Market, an open-air gallery featuring modern paintings. Page 12.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Spui Art Market Picture - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Spui Art Market, an open-air gallery featuring the work of up to 25 artists at a time. Page 10.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flea Market Picture - Waterlooplein Flea Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Waterlooplein Flea Market, one of the city's most popular outdoor markets. Page 15.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flea Market Picture - Noordermarkt Flea Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Flea Market, a popular open-air market in the Jordaan neighborhood. Page 16.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flea Market Picture - Noordermarkt Flea Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Flea Market, a popular open-air market in the Jordaan neighborhood. Page 17.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flea Market Picture - Waterlooplein Flea Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Waterlooplein Flea Market, one of the city's most popular outdoor markets. Page 14.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See pictures of the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in Amsterdam. Page 4.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See pictures of the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in Amsterdam. Page 3.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See pictures of the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in Amsterdam. Page 2.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See pictures of the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See pictures of the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in Amsterdam. Page 5.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Flower Market Picture - Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Bloemenmarkt, the floating flower market. Page 6.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 21.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 22.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 23.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 20.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 24.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Noordermarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Noordermarkt Farmers' Market, a popular food market of mostly organic products, in the hip Jordaan neighborhood. Page 25.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Nieuwmarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Nieuwmarkt Farmers' Market, a bustling food market of mostly organic products, in the shadow of a beautiful medieval building. Page 19.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Farmers Market Picture - Nieuwmarkt Farmers Market - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Nieuwmarkt Farmers' Market, a bustling food market of mostly organic products, in the shadow of a beautiful medieval building. Page 18.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Albert Cuyp Market Picture - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Albert Cuyp Market, the city's biggest open-air market. Page 9.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Albert Cuyp Market Picture - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Albert Cuyp Market, the city's biggest open-air market. Page 8.

Amsterdam Pictures - Amsterdam Albert Cuyp Market Picture - Scenes from Amsterdam Markets
See a picture of Amsterdam's Albert Cuyp Market, the city's biggest open-air market. Page 7.

Scenes from Amsterdam Markets Including Bloemenmarkt
These pictures give a peek into some of Amsterdam's most colorful and lively attractions -- its many markets.

Scenes from Amsterdam Markets Including Bloemenmarkt
These pictures give a peek into some of Amsterdam's most colorful and lively attractions -- its many markets.

Scenes from Amsterdam Markets Including Bloemenmarkt
These pictures give a peek into some of Amsterdam's most colorful and lively attractions -- its many markets.

Amsterdam Attractions and Restaurants on Christmas
If your Amsterdam travel plans include a visit during the Christmas season, you won't find the city's attractions and restaurants closed for the holidays. Choose from any of these activities and events to make your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day a memorable one.

Annual Museum Night (Museumnacht) November in Amsterdam
Discover one of Amsterdam's most unique annual events: Museumnacht, or

Where to Find Bike Rental Shops in Amsterdam
If you're renting a bike in Amsterdam, read this profile of Amsterdam bike rental shops first. These companies offer everything from traditional Dutch

Travel Guide to Amsterdam in the Fall
Find out what to expect on a visit to Amsterdam in the fall, including information on weather and events for September, October and November.

Puccini Bomboni - Amsterdam Shopping Review - Buy Delicious Chocolates in Amsterdam
Find out why chocolate specialist Puccini Bomboni stops Amsterdam visitors in their tracks when they pass by.

Where to Eat Near Keukenhof
Where to eat near Keukenhof: restaurant recommendations for Lisse, South Holland.

Getting to Amsterdam From Schiphol Airport
What's the best way to get to central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport? Should you take the train, a taxi or a shuttle? Find out all the options here.

What Is Queen's Day? - Netherlands and Koninginnedag
Learn about the history of the most anticipated holiday of the Dutch calendar: the holiday formerly known as Queen's Day.

Top Five-Star Luxury Hotels in Amsterdam
While there is some debate about which Amsterdam hotels are truly worthy of a five-star rating, there's no doubt about these. Find the top luxury hotels in Amsterdam with this list.

Best Summer Music and Cultural Festivals in Amsterdam
Summer in Amsterdam means the calendar is full of festivals. From classical music performed on the canals to a circus-like celebration in a park, these summer festivals are among the highlights of the season in Amsterdam.

Facts and Figures About Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
If you arrive in Amsterdam by air, you'll land at one of the most modern, efficient travel hubs in the world, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Here, find fun, unexpected trivia about this world-class airport.

Best Dutch Pancake Restaurants in Amsterdam
Pancakes and their little cousins, poffertjes, are a popular and typically Dutch meal that tourists in Amsterdam should sample at least once; here's a list of the best pancake restaurants in town.

Heineken Experience in Amsterdam - Tour the Brewery
Find visitor information about the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, housed in the former Heineken Brewery.

Chinese New Year in Amsterdam
The Chinese Lunar New Year is a widely celebrated festivity in the Netherlands - in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

Essential Guide to Keukenhof
The ultimate resource for Keukenhof visitors: where it is, when to visit, how to travel there, and what else to explore near the famous tulip park in Lisse, Holland, near Amsterdam.

Where to Eat at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Don't settle for less just because it's an airport - here are some recommended restaurants at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Best Places to Kiss in Amsterdam
From the Seven Bridges to Monet's view of Groenburgwal, these are the five most romantic spots to kiss in Amsterdam.

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5 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam in 2016
All the reasons to visit Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2016, from arts and culture to the almighty dollar.

5 Reasons to Visit Amsterdam in 2016
All the reasons to visit Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2016, from arts and culture to the almighty dollar.

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Where to Celebrate Carnival in the Netherlands
Celebrate the Carnival season in the Netherlands, either in the Rhenish tradition of Maastricht and Venlo, or in the Burgundish tradtition of North Brabant province.

Where Can I Find the "i amsterdam" Letters?
The

King's Day in Amsterdam - Traditions, Parties & Events
While King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is a holiday all over the Netherlands, the capital city of Amsterdam hosts the biggest and most vibrant King's Day celebrations in the country. Find out what to expect to see and do on King's Day in Amsterdam.

Visitor Information - Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Find information and helpful tips about visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, including opening hours, when to go and how to avoid crowds and lines.

Review of Door 74 Cocktail Bar in Amsterdam
A swanky cocktail bar that's purposely hard to find, Door 74 recalls a time when ladies and gentlemen sipped spirits in a chic, civilized setting.

What to Expect in the Amsterdam Red Light District
The Amsterdam Red Light District has earned a world-famous reputation, which intrigues most visitors enough to pay a visit. Find out what to expect in this area -- some sights might surprise you.

Royal Palace in Amsterdam - Visitor Information
Find all you need to know about visiting the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square. The Queen of the Netherlands doesn't live there, but this is her official home away from home in the city.

Amsterdam Bar Recommendations for Beer Lovers
You don't have to go to neighboring Belgium to find great beer; there's plenty in Amsterdam! Find a local brewery, tasting pubs and unique beer shops in Amsterdam.

The Dutch and the Color Orange
Ever wonder why the color orange is associated with the Netherlands, although the country's flag bears red, white and blue? Find out here.

Things to Do for a Bachelor Party in Amsterdam
Groups of guys hazing a groom are a common sight in this city. Here are some ideas to make your bachelor party in Amsterdam an uncommon one.

National Holidays in the Netherlands, 2015 - 2020
The date of each national holiday in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2020.

Where to Exchange Currency in Amsterdam
Where to exchange currency (dollars for euros) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

China Sichuan Restaurant - Amsterdam Restaurant Review
Review of China Sichuan Restaurant in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Best of North Holland - Day Trips & Excursions Outside Amsterdam
When it's time to venture outside Amsterdam, consult this list of towns, cities and other tourist destinations with the province of North Holland, all convenient to the Dutch capital.

WWOOF in the Netherlands - Volunteer on a Dutch Farm
Become a live-in volunteer on a Dutch farm with WWOOF; the Netherlands has around 30 host farms across the country.

Tourist Information for Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Take a day trip to Rotterdam, world-famous as a major port city but also renowned for its art and cultural institutions, its radical modern architecture, and its multicultural vibe.

Poezenboot (Cat Boat) Cat Shelter in Amsterdam
This water-borne cat shelter is located in a houseboat on a historic canal in Amsterdam Center.

Dutch National Anthem "The Wilhelmus"
The story of the Dutch national anthem,

Dutch National Anthem "The Wilhelmus" Lyrics
Translation of the lyrics of the Dutch national anthem. Page 2.

Marken (North Holland) Tourist Information
The former island of Marken, now a peninsula, is famous for the distinctive folk practices it developed over the centuries, isolated from the the Dutch mainland.

Dutch Flower Parades (Bloemencorso's)
All about flower parades (bloemencorso's) in the Netherlands, from the famous Bloemencorso van de Bollenstreek to smaller parades in Zundert, Lichtenvoorde and Aalsmeer.

Remembrance Day and Liberation Day in Amsterdam
Learn about these special days in the Netherlands in early May, when Amsterdammers welcome the Queen and honor their heroes and freedom.

Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam - Visitor Information
The second most popular attraction in Amsterdam is none other than Artis Royal Zoo, a monument-studded zoo that enthralls the entire family.

Royal Palaces in the Netherlands
The three royal palaces of the Netherlands: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam, Paleis Noordeinde and Huis ten Bosch.

How to Say "Excuse Me" in Dutch (and Flemish)
How to say

Get Around Amsterdam
Learn basic facts about Amsterdam and all the information you need to orient yourself in the city, from how to use the public transportation (trains, buses, trams and metro) to where to find tourist information centers.

Amsterdam by Bicycle
How to see Amsterdam safely by bike: where to rent a bike, which road signs and rules to take note of, and other bike-related FAQs.

Neighborhoods of Amsterdam Center and South
Neighborhoods of Amsterdam Center, with information on the Old Town, Canal District, Jordaan, Museum Quarter and more.

Guide to Amsterdam Old Town (Binnenstad, 'Inner City')
Amsterdam Binnenstad (Inner City or Old Town) is the heart of the city and full of museums, attractions, restaurants and history.

Guide to the Historic Canals of Amsterdam
An overview of the historic canals of Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.

Belgium & Beyond
Train travelers can reach international destinations such as Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Lille, Düsseldorf and more in less than 2.5 hours from Amsterdam.

Amsterdam for Adults
No one can deny that Amsterdam holds a special appeal for adults over 18, from its famous red-light district, De Wallen (De Walletjes) to its many cannabis coffeeshops.

Belgium
The Belgian border is just two hours from Amsterdam, so tourists can enjoy the best of both countries.

Climb the Westerkerk, Zuiderkerk and Oude Kerk Towers in Amsterdam
In a city as flat as Amsterdam, it's tough to get a bird's-eye view of the skyline. Climb these church towers to see what the city looks like from above.

January and July Are Huge Sale Months in Amsterdam
Find out about the two best months for finding steals and deals in Amsterdam's best shopping areas.

Enjoy Jazz in Amsterdam All Sunday Long
Amsterdam has long been a hub for jazz musicians and fans. If you're one of them, you might consider making a day out of visiting these cozy cafes offering live jazz on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

Why Can't an Amsterdam Coffeeshop Sell Alcohol, Too?
Find out why you can't sip on a beer in an Amsterdam coffeeshop.

Do I Need to Learn Dutch Before Visiting Amsterdam?
Find out if you'll need to speak more than English on your trip to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam by the Numbers - Figures to Put Amsterdam in Perspective
Have a look at these figures to get to know Amsterdam and all it has to offer.

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Amsterdam
Late November is a lovely time to be in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but don't miss out on Thanksgiving dinner with these recommendations.

French Cities to Visit from Amsterdam
These French cities - from nearby destinations such as Paris, Disneyland Paris and Lille to farther ones such as Reims and Calais - are all within a 2.5- to five-hour train journey from Amsterdam Central Station, the Netherlands.

Other Countries to Visit from Amsterdam
Four countries are within a few hours' train journey from Amsterdam: Belgium, Germany, France and Luxembourg.

Five German Cities to Visit from Amsterdam
Between two and three hours from Amsterdam Central Station, these are the five best German cities to visit from Amsterdam.

Best Cafés (Coffee and Espresso Bars) in Amsterdam
Coffee-savvy travelers should start at these cafés to find the best coffee, espresso, and espresso-based drinks in Amsterdam.

Dampkring - Amsterdam Coffeeshop Review
Classic Amsterdam coffeeshop De Dampkring has satisfied customers since 1993 with its superior menu, helpful service, and a unique ambiance.

The Only Basilica in Amsterdam: St. Nicholas Basilica
The lovely St. Nicholas Basilica (Basiliek van de H. Nicolaas), a 19th-century Catholic church, is poised just outside Amsterdam Central Station.

Best Day Trips from Amsterdam
These cities and towns, each one a tourist destination in itself, make for splendid day trips from Amsterdam that will broaden your horizons of the Netherlands.

Where is the tourist office in Amsterdam?
The VVV Tourist Office Amsterdam is located across the street from Amsterdam Central Station.

Learn About Sinterklaas and His Name Day, a Traditional Dutch Holiday
Sinterklaas is both a Dutch holiday (December 5 and 6) and the saint that it celebrates; the arrival of Sint and his helpers, the controversial Zwarte Pieten, ushers in the winter holiday season in the Netherlands.

How to Get to Amsterdam from the Nearest International Airports
Reach Amsterdam, the Netherlands in less than four hours from these airports in Belgium, France and Germany.

How to Reach Amsterdam from London, UK
How to travel between London and Amsterdam by air, train, ferry, bus and car.

How to Get from Amsterdam to Antwerp Airport, Belgium
How to travel between Amsterdam and Antwerp Airport by bus, train and car.

How to Get from Amsterdam to Brussels Airport, Belgium
How to travel between Amsterdam and Brussels National Airport by bus, train and car.

Simit Sarayı - Amsterdam Restaurant Review in Brief
Brief review of Simit Sarayi, a Turkish bakery-restaurant chain with locations in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Plankendael Zoo (Belgium) - Visitor Information
Profile of Plankendael Zoo in Muizen (Mechelen), Belgium.

Mussel Season in the Netherlands
Mussels are typically associated with Belgium, but the prized bivalves are raised in Zeeland in the southern Netherlands as well.

Swingin' Safari - The Hague Restaurant Review
Kee Lun Palace in The Hague, Netherlands is one of the restaurants of choice for Dutch dim-sum lovers.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium, Part 1: Architecture
Belgium claims 11 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List; these nine celebrate Belgian architecture from the 12th century to the present.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium, Part 2: Industrial History
These three industrial history sites in Belgium, each inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, make for memorable tourist destinations.

Escher in het Paleis - M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague
Escher in het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) is a museum dedicated to Dutch artist M.C. Escher, located in a former royal palace in The Hague.

Electricity in the Netherlands
Find out when you need an adapter, a converter/transformer, or both to power your American electrical and electronic devices in the Netherlands.

Where Does the Dutch Word Fiets ("Bicycle") Come From?
The Dutch word for

Ramenya - Restaurant in Amsterdam Center - Review
Amsterdam restaurant Ramenya serves traditionally prepared Japanese ramen from its location in the Binnenstad (city center).

Jacketz - Amsterdam Restaurant Review in Brief
Brief review of Jacketz, a restaurant in Amsterdam that specializes in stuffed baked potatoes (kumpir).

10 Largest Cities in the Netherlands
The top ten largest cities in the Netherlands by population.

Try Traditional Dutch Raw Herring in Amsterdam
Maatjesharing (soused herring) is a Dutch delicacy that is widely found in Amsterdam.

Run the Amsterdam Marathon
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon takes place every October, with a picturesque course that follows the Amstel River.

What Is the Football Club (Soccer Team) of Amsterdam?
Find out about AFC Ajax, the professional football club (soccer team) of Amsterdam and one of the country's top teams.

Learn Dutch in Amsterdam
Learn to speak Dutch - nederlands als tweede taal (NT2) - in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Travel Safety Advice from the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State offers various ways to inform visitors to the Netherlands of potential travel security issues.

Where to Rent a Bike in Amsterdam Center, Updated and Expanded
Where to rent a bike in Amsterdam Center.

Where to Rent a Bike in Amsterdam Center, Updated and Expanded
Where to rent a bike in Amsterdam Center.

What Time Is It in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)?
The béguines (begijnen) were a lay community of pious women whose medieval enclaves still survive in Amsterdam and other European cities.

Leuven Travel - Tourist Information for a Leuven City Trip
Tourist information for Leuven, Belgium - includes what to do and where to eat in Leuven, university city and home of Stella Artois brewery.

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands
The Netherlands features 10 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Pictures of SAIL 2010 - The "Pancake Boat" and Others on the River IJ at SAIL 2010
The Pancake Boat (Pannenkoekenboot) sails into the distance, where Europe's tallest portable ferris wheel awaits. Page 5.

The 10 Most Popular Attractions in Amsterdam
The ten most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam, from the Rijksmuseum to the Heineken Experience.

How to Get from Schiphol Airport to Eindhoven Airport
Travel directions between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and low-cost carrier hub Eindhoven Airport.

Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) Visitor Information
Profile of Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), the most-visited zoo in the Netherlands.

Madurodam Visitor Information - A Typical Dutch City at 1:25 Scale
Profile of Madurodam, a miniature park with a 1:25 scale model of a Dutch city and famous national landmarks.

Efteling Theme Park Visitor Information
Profile of Efteling amusement park in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, the most popular attraction in the Netherlands.

How to Ask for the Bill (or Check) in Dutch
How to ask for the bill (check) in Dutch.

National Mill Day - Annual May Event
National Mill Day, held every second weekend in May, allows visitors to peek inside and participate in events at 950 of the Netherlands' iconic windmills.