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For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon,... Read More

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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

If a company sends employees to Europe or Canada, it may be able to claim hefty refunds of value-added taxes. One VAT specialist estimates that U.S.... 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

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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

After years of chic, simple interiors, decadence is afoot, and the most sensuous areas of the home—the bedroom and the dining room—are being indulged.... 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

Talk about a split personality. The gabled exterior of Amsterdam's new Lloyd Hotel, in the waterfront neighborhood of Oostelÿk Havengebied, is a unique... Read More

In Madurodam, a miniature Dutch town located in the Hague, everything is one twenty-fifth its normal size—but as a model of energy efficiency for the... Read More

If Claude and Livine de Beyter weren't so busy being first-class hoteliers, the Belgian government might consider putting them on the payroll as... Read More

In the middle of Rotterdam stands a man without a heart. His arms are flung toward the sky, as if in supplication to the gods. The official title of... Read More

Europe's major metro areas have come up with some splashy ways to sightsee (and beat the traffic) that are just as enjoyable in the winter as they are... Read More

With its progressive stance on euthanasia, gay marriage, and drug use, the Netherlands has earned a reputation as Europe's bastion of liberal thinking.... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast ... Read More

This is the only place in town with really, really high fashion!" Ileen tells me as she wraps up my Dries Van Noten dress. I've been in Amsterdam just... Read More

Americans think of Maastricht (if at all) as the less-sophisticated sister of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. But Europeans have long known Maastricht's... Read More

“It’s part of the philosophy of Dutch design to take an object and give it a new meaning, a new life,” says Erik Schilp, director since 2006 of the... Read More

Amsterdam has always been one of Europe's most beautiful, perfectly preserved cities. Naturally resistant to automobile traffic, it's a stroller and... Read More

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