The Netherlands

Things to do in The Netherlands

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.

The mission of Laura Dols old-timey boutique in the Nine Streets shopping district of Amsterdam is to unearth the world’s best vintage clothing and give it new life.

The bakery is filled with scrap-wood furniture of Piet Hein Eek. Come in for freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, and jars of jam.

Long flights take their toll on adults, much less children, so this free playground (designed for ages three to nine) in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a welcome sight.

This Amsterdam company started importing Mediterranean pottery in 1986, and today manufactures and sells a wide range of artistic, designer-driven home products.

Don the walking shoes, pack a camera, and line up behind a guide to ascend the country’s most sky-scraping church tower. A symbol of Amsterdam, the "Dom Tower" is 369 feet tall and the highest accessible viewpoint is at the 312-foot mark.

In the oldest part of Amsterdam, Staetshuys Antiquairs houses one of the world’s best collections of antique barometers, clocks, curios, and nautical and scientific instruments going back 300 years.

Stefan Lehner's home and workshop is located on one of the prettiest canals in Utrecht. Lehner doesn't sell his pieces in stores. He works on private commissions.

Why not have some fun and excitement while waiting for your flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Excitement and relaxation go hand in hand at Holland Casino Schiphol Airport. Who knows? You may well win back the cost of your holiday!

Rent a bicycle and head to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of work by the influential Dutch Impressionist.

Owned by antique dealer Hesdy Artist, this gallery sits just outside the historic Spiegelkwartier (Mirror Quarter), home to more than 70 fine art and antique shops.

The museum holds Rembrandts, Brueghels, and two of Vermeer’s great masterpieces, Girl with a Pearl Earring and View on Delft.