The Netherlands

The Netherlands Travel Guide

Articles about The Netherlands

By Jane Szita
There’s a rare opportunity to relive Amsterdam’s great maritime history in August, when Sail Amsterdam brings a fascinating flotilla of historic sailing vessels to the city August 19 through August 23. The event, which happens only once every five...
By Jane Szita

The Hoxton, a newly opened hotel in Amsterdam, brings five 17th-century canal houses on the Herengracht bang up to date with a modern, cozy spin that echoes the best of mid-century European design.

By Erika Owen
There's a hands-on art installation in Centrumeiland, Amsterdam—Urban Campsite Amsterdam—looking to give beach-goers even more of a chance to fall asleep to the sound of waves past their impromptu afternoon naps. Fourteen architects, designers, an...
By Jane Szita
In recent years, Amsterdam has become a hotbed for annual summer festivals, devoted to everything from various kinds of music, theatre, comedy, and more. Whether you’re hankering to hear classical music on the canals (the Grachtenfestival) or to c...
By Spencer Peterson
This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the birds. The 802-year-old Oude Kerk church is wearing a stark-white viewing platform of Atzu’s des...
By Spencer Peterson
This summer, Japanese installation artist Taturo Atzu (also known as Tatzu Nishi) is inviting Amsterdam to an architectural domain usually left to the birds. The 802-year-old Oude Kerk church is wearing a stark-white viewing platform of Atzu’s des...

Hotels in The Netherlands

This 129-room hotel with an arsenal of standout features, offers spare but opulent interiors, courteous service (especially praiseworthy in a city known for a lack thereof), and serious wellness amenities.

Restaurants in The Netherlands

Located inside The College Hotel, this restaurant, headed by Dutch native Chef Wilko Hoogendoorn, mixes international food with Dutch cuisine. The space that houses the restaurant is unique: it lived its former life as a 19th-century high school gymnasium.

Things to do in The Netherlands

The bakery is filled with scrap-wood furniture of Piet Hein Eek. Come in for freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, and jars of jam.