The Netherlands Travel Guide
Stationed within the Dylan Hotel, this elegant, brasserie-style bar is a popular spot for lunch, dinner, and business meetings over cocktails. The space includes both the fireside Bar Badou and a lounge with comfortable, low profile furniture.
Licensed massage therapists offer 10- or 20-minute fully clothed chair massages; or you can wrap yourself in a waterproof blanket for an aqua massage. Expect a quick revitalization as 36 jets spray you with water at different pressures and temperatures. Ten-minute chair massages start at $23.
A mix of art and design, including work from Piet Hein Eek and Jurgen Bey.
One of Europe’s great art museums, the red-brick, neo-Gothic national art museum devotes 14 rooms to more than 400 Dutch masterpieces from the country’s golden age like Night Watch by Rembrandt, Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid, and Jan Steen’s Feast of St. Nicholas.
With the exception of making it on the guest list, the doorman’s favor is necessary to enter this top-of-the-line lounge and nightclub off the Leidseplein, Amsterdam’s version of Times Square.
This shop/gallery hybrid on the ground floor of a three-story brick building near Amsterdam’s Dam Square stocks vintage plywood furniture from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Pieces include a refinished red Eames chair, a beech bookshelf from W.
This whitewash-and-brick building at Rozengracht and Marnixstraat sports a tall, skinny sign with “Sound Garden” in vertical letters, colorful spray-painted wall art, and beer signs.
Since the late 19th Century, shoppers looking for fine Dutch porcelain have been drawn to this three-story canal house in the Munttoren area.
Move over, Las Vegas—the Schiphol Airport may be the new destination wedding location of choice. The airport’s wedding planner Marc Eijkens puts together packages, each with different ceremony locations.
Well-edited contemporary Dutch design.
Though Abraham Tuschinski was killed along with his family at Auschwitz, his spectacular cinema in Amsterdam survived and remains the largest in the Netherlands. Today, it’s the extravagant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Moorish, and Oriental styles throughout the theater that ensures its fame.