Tips and Articles for Amsterdam

Lyndsey Matthews

I moved to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008 with my then husband, Philip, so he could take a job at a Dutch private-equity firm. We rented an apartment... Read More

It’s all about performance in Amsterdam—at least until June 23—as the Holland Festival takes over almost every venue in town. Theatre, dance and musical... Read More

Global FlavorsThe signature dishes from Amsterdam’s best-loved eateries are on offer, including samples from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Amsterdam—which will... Read More

Expectations were high when the Rijksmuseum reopened in 2013 after a 10-year, $489 million renovation, but the Amsterdam arts institution has more than... Read More

As Amsterdam is quickly finding out, you can have too much of a good thing. Cycling is so popular there—58 percent of locals use their bikes daily... Read More

Good JeansLeave the Levi's at home: the Dutch are known for their denim brands, making Amsterdam the perfect place to pick up a pair with a unique... Read More

Pancake Bakery, Amsterdam: Bacon-, cheese-, or apple-topped pannenkoeken (larger and thinner than American flapjacks) are the items to order at this... Read More

Changi Airport, in Singapore, is the 15th busiest airport in the world. It serves more than 51 million passengers a year—about the same as New York City... Read More

Video: Tour the Stedelijk Museum with Features Director Nilou MotamedHave you booked your Amsterdam trip yet?The canals just turned 400 this year, and... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

For me, a trip isn’t complete unless there is afterward something tiny and preferably sparkly in my possession. Of course, buying a new piece of jewelry... Read More

Africa/Middle EastQ: What about Dubai? I’ve been to Al Manzil which was excellent. where else can I stay? Sarah Spagnolo: Well, I can’t stop thinking... Read More

Amsterdam is famous as a sinner's paradise—more on that later—but underneath is the cherished concept of gezelligheid, a word done an injustice when... Read More

PARISHôtel Prince de Conti 8 Rue Guénégaud, Paris; 800/949-7562 or 33-1/44-07-30-40, fax 33-1/44-07-36-34. Hotel Prince de Condé 39 Rue de Seine, Paris;... Read More

Terminal Maps: GateGuru (free; Android, iPhone) and iFly Airport Guide (free; Android, iPhone) provide detailed maps with passenger-submitted... Read More

“It’s such a place of noisy jubilation—a city that combines the sacred and the profane. Amsterdam always seems to be wrestling with itself. There’s this... Read More

A Misty Morning in Amsterdam. Patrons at barney's Breakfast Bar on the Haarlemmerstraat order scrambled eggs with a side of corned-beef hash or, if... Read More

I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in... Read More

Day 1: Amsterdam to the Hague (40 miles)Set out from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following the signs for the A2 to Utrecht. The passing countryside ... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums.Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities.Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

Chicago: The Look of the NewOne of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls... Read More

A temple of modern design ensconced in a row of 18th-century working-class homes, Lute Suites (54–58 Amsteldijk Zuid; 31-20/472-2462; www.lutesuites... Read More

You might think I'm crazy, but I don't leave the house without a fork. It serves as a backup utensil, and it works great as a comb in an emergency. I've... Read More

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