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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 included), just a short walk... 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

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... 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

The patrician building that houses Amsterdam’s premier boutique hotel, the Dylan, was originally constructed in 1772 as the city’s first theater. More... Read More

Right before I set off for the Netherlands' fine and aqueous and legendarily tolerant capital, friends who know Amsterdam well informed me that rumors... Read More

SLEEPHoused in the iconic brick building that was once the head office of the HollandAmerica line, Hotel New York (1 Koninginnenhoofd; 3110/ 4390500... Read More

Here, five art-rich cities where passes are worth their price.ParisParis Museum Pass provides access to the Louvre as well as over 60 museums in Paris... Read More

Francewww.autoroutes.frUnusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over... Read More

AMSTERDAMMost Efficient You can rent bicycles at most railway stations, and many streets have designated bike lanes. Cost From $8.50 a day.Scenic but... Read More

Where to Eat and DrinkScore a between-flights sugar fix at Multivlaai. The Dutch café serves more than 40 types of Limburgse vlaaien (buttery, flan-like... Read More

Manhattan and Amsterdam share more than just history. With a calendar of events, hotel recommendations, the latest restaurant openings, and a list of... Read More

One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear... Read More

The multilevel Odeon (460 Singel; 31-20/521-8555; www.odeonamsterdam.nl), along Amsterdam's Singel Canal, is a playground for sophisticates who like... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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