Tips and Articles for Amsterdam

Lyndsey Matthews

“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

Dutch design is white-hot; the buzz is deafening. New York's MOMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have mounted shows. Karl Lagerfeld and... Read More

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from... Read More

News on where to stay—what to see—what to buy…English Country ModernBabington House — an 18th-century estate 12 miles south of Bath — turns traditional... Read More

The latest generation of hands-on science centers and technology museums is launching kids into new levels of exploration. Medics-in-training can... Read More

With its cute streets and loose morals, Amsterdam has long been considered the San Francisco of Europe. But in recent years, the city has also been... Read More

James KellyJames Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, N. Mex.hot spot The Tate Restaurant (in London's old Tate). It has completely old-fashioned service,... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters.In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark$265While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point... Read More

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport... Read More

Renting an apartment can be the most convenient and least expensive way to visit a city, especially for stays of more than a few days. Not only are the... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

Walk into an apothecary on the Faubourg-St.-Honoré or Via della Scala or Grosvenor Square and you enter a field study in cultural anthropology. As you... Read More

Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth... Read More

Amsterdam's Eastern Docklands have undergone a major transformation—the grimy warehouse district is now a design haven, where architects challenge... Read More

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