The Netherlands

Tips and Articles in The Netherlands

The patrician building that houses Amsterdam’s premier boutique hotel, the Dylan, was originally constructed in 1772 as the city’s first theater. More than two centuries later, the canal-side edifice is again hosting a spectacle—but this time arou...
Right before I set off for the Netherlands' fine and aqueous and legendarily tolerant capital, friends who know Amsterdam well informed me that rumors of a city wreathed in a marijuana nimbus were, if not altogether untrue, misleading and unfair. ...
SLEEP Housed in the iconic brick building that was once the head office of the HollandAmerica line, Hotel New York (1 Koninginnenhoofd; 3110/ 4390500;hotelnewyork.nl; doubles from $309) has 72 loftlike guest rooms and a lively waterfront oyster b...
Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price. Paris Paris Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris and the Île-de-France. Cost: $37 for two days; $56 for four days; $74 for six days. Sold at ...
France www.autoroutes.fr Unusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over the speed limit can have their licenses confiscated. Speed Limit 50 kmh (30 mph) in...
AMSTERDAM Most Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day. Scenic but Slow With more than 150 canals in the city, "canal buses" are ideal for exploring. Take the ...
Where to Eat and Drink Score a between-flights sugar fix at Multivlaai. The Dutch café serves more than 40 types of Limburgse vlaaien (buttery, flan-like pastries). Strawberry and rice pudding are the biggest crowd-pleasers. For another local fav...
Manhattan and Amsterdam share more than just history. With a calendar of events, hotel recommendations, the latest restaurant openings, and a list of must-see museum exhibitions, www.newyorkamsterdam.com helps art lovers traveling between the two ...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...
The multilevel Odeon (460 Singel; 31-20/521-8555; www.odeonamsterdam.nl), along Amsterdam's Singel Canal, is a playground for sophisticates who like their culture by day and their cocktails by night. The owners of the city's chic Hotel Arena have ...
Mention the phrase recycled design and you get one of two reactions these days. Eco-obsessives think it’s totally modern to turn old things into functional new objects. They’ll show off their new bag made of recycled PVC as they wax on about c2c (...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...