The Netherlands

Tips and Articles in The Netherlands

On a recent summer evening in Amsterdam, a small group of locals, smartly dressed as if for a gallery opening, climbed aboard an elegant teak boat from the 1920s that had been anchored on the IJ river. Soon, the boat cast off and headed east in th...
Recent redevelopment around Amsterdam’s Olympic Quarter—the area surrounding its 1930s Olympic Stadium, a short tram or bike ride from the city center—has resulted in several stylish, not to mention delicious, new pop-up restaurants. The former Ci...
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 from an actor in a fast-gentrifying neighborhood named the Pijp, just south of the city center a...
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 performances range from highbrow to hip (As Big as the Sky, a new contemporary opera on the ri...
Global Flavors The signature dishes from Amsterdam’s best-loved eateries are on offer, including samples from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Amsterdam—which will offer selections from their special 10th Anniversary Menu—and Stefan van Sprang’s Michelin...
Expectations were high when the Rijksmuseum reopened in 2013 after a 10-year, $489 million renovation, but the Amsterdam arts institution has more than met visitor goals, in part due to a new exhibition program in its Philips Wing. “We expected...
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 and 43 percent commute via bike—that the Dutch capital is facing a logistical nightmare. They’ve run...
Good Jeans Leave 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 pedigree. Denham the Jeanmaker: English expat Jason Denham's high-end line combines premium Japan...
Pancake Bakery, Amsterdam: Bacon-, cheese-, or apple-topped pannenkoeken (larger and thinner than American flapjacks) are the items to order at this intimate canal-side space. 191 Prinsengracht. $$ Lauras Bakery, Copenhagen: In a land obsessed ...
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’s JFK—but very much unlike JFK, it is universally popular, beloved even. Changi has placed in ...
Video: Tour the Stedelijk Museum with Features Director Nilou Motamed Have you booked your Amsterdam trip yet? The canals just turned 400 this year, and the city is celebrating. Two of Europe’s greatest museums—the venerable Rijks and the mode...
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You take an elevator up 60 feet and step out into your room, which is decked out with Eames chairs and plasma TV’s and has a panoramic view out over Holland’s Wadden Sea. Sure, the luxuriously appointed room has a touch-screen lighting system, a s...
Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
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 is usually a wonderful experience, but when you go vintage, you are also purchasing a bit of t...