The Netherlands

Tips and Articles in The Netherlands

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...
Africa/Middle East Q: 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 about the Burj Al Arab. It’s such a landmark in the UAE. Q: I am going to agree with you! Than...
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 translated as "cozy." Remember the last time you sat down with friends, feeling that the things se...
PARIS Hôtel 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; 800/949-7562 or 33-1/43-26-71-56, fax 33-1/46-34-27-95. Doubles at both hotels from $163. ...
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While sipping a French rosé on the rooftop dining deck of a discount department store, I come face-to-face with the future. I’m in Almere, in the Netherlands, about half an hour by train from Amsterdam. It’s a city of 190,000 founded in the 1970’s...
“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 sense that being there means rubbing shoulders with danger. To clean it up, the way New York’s...
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 they prefer, a side of Nepali Temple Ball hash. Down the street at Blue Velvet, hipsters sip espre...
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
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 an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
Stay in a ... Leather Factory Old Montreal’s Le Petit Hotel has 24 rooms with tall warehouse ceilings and exposed brick and stone; the property extends into a former toy factory next door. Doubles from $186. ...Iron Workshop Architect Francisc...
Lately, I've been reading a best seller about monks. It will never be made into a blockbuster, but it's far more inspiring than the one on your bookshelf. During a recent journey through Europe, I carried a book originally penned in Vulgar Latin 1...
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 (dikes; pitched-roof farmhouses; windmills) bears a striking resemblance to those Jacob van Ru...
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 only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
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 Duffy, a graphic designer in Minneapolis, to start his morning commute to work. But what lies ah...