Tips and Articles for Amsterdam

Lyndsey Matthews

With its numerous canals and bridges and stately lost-in-time architecture, Amsterdam gives Venice a run for its money as a Valentine’s Day location.... Read More

Take advantage of Amsterdam’s great rail connections and jump on a train for a short but sweet break from the city. Try a different Dutch city, or brave... Read More

It’s an easy place to overindulge, but the good news is that Amsterdam has plenty of options for getting healthy to help you recover. Here are a few of... Read More

It’s no secret why certain sights become famous, and their perennial crowds underscore their enduring allure. But every once in a while, it’s worth... Read More

There’s nowhere quite like Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve (or Oud en Nieuw, as they call it here). The whole city erupts into a gigantic, riotous street... Read More

Everybody has those iconic vacation photos posing by major attractions the world over—jumping in front of a famous sky-high landmark, balancing in tree... Read More

From the Van Gogh Museum to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam has its share of blockbuster attractions—but there are plenty of lesser-known, and frankly... Read More

I was standing on the tenth floor of the former Royal Dutch Shell but was abandoned in 2009 after the financial crisis—into a cultural attraction for... Read More

Amsterdam is positively low-key at Christmas, which makes it a relaxing place to be during this festive season. There’s no Santa here—kids get their... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines began testing its new navigational robot at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport this week, with hopes to eventually make it... Read More

This Dutch city may conjure images of bucolic canal side row houses, Technicolor tulips, and leisurely bike rides, but make no mistake about it: it’s... Read More

There’s so much to do in Amsterdam, it’s easy to avoid going shopping. In fact, it’s the perfect city for pointless pottering about—but if you need some... Read More

Don’t forget to save room in your carry-on if you’re heading to Amsterdam. Alongside the must-buy—or must-avoid, depending on your taste—tourist trinity... Read More

Tara Penke, from Santa Barbara, California, has lived in Barcelona since 2002. Five years ago, she and her Chilean husband, Jaime, opened a restaurant... Read More

Amsterdam is the perfect place to get your shopping done while taking in a little history lesson along the way. Along with many other survivals from the... Read More

Just as London has its pubs, Amsterdam has its brown cafés—well-loved watering holes where you’ll find plenty of local character (and characters).... Read More

In the Netherlands, Halloween may be a recent Anglo-Saxon import, but that hasn’t stopped Amsterdam from taking the holiday to its heart, with a lively... Read More

After the inevitable delays, the long-awaited W Amsterdam, the city’s latest luxury hotel, is finally open (although the spa and fitness centre won’t be... Read More

Amsterdam's flat, compact, and lively streets make the city an ideal place to explore on foot. In fact, walking may be the best way to appreciate... Read More

Like many other major cities, Amsterdam isn’t exactly famous for being cheap—and that’s a challenge if you’re on a budget. Many of the city’s most... Read More

With social sustainability a hot topic on the agenda of innovative hospitality concepts, Good Hospitality Group in Amsterdam proves that a satisfactory... Read More

While Amsterdam’s stores offer a wide range of shopping experiences, its markets have something else: a unique neighborhood atmosphere and the chance of... Read More

It’s one of the most popular destinations in the world, and with good reason. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has the planet’s largest collection of... Read More

One-hundred twenty-five thousand sunflowers will appear in Amsterdam’s Museumplein this weekend, marking the completion of the Van Gogh Museum’s brand... Read More

The café terrace is to Amsterdam what the piazza is to Rome—a convivial social space where you savor a coffee or a beer while soaking up the sun,... Read More

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