Amsterdam in 5...

Given its larger-than-life reputation as one of Europe's great cities, as well as a bastion of free-spirited tolerance, Amsterdam is surprisingly compact, orderly, and cozy. It's also resplendent in the springtime, when tulip markets thrive and colorful barges ply its regal canals. The Netherlands' capital mixes such classical images as Rembrandt and Gilded Age mansions with unpretentiously urbane pleasures, including a bounty of edgy boutiques and arty cafes. Amsterdam’s greatest treasures, however, lie well beyond the touristy areas, from the cobblestoned paths of the Jordaan district to the narrow, tree-shaded canals around Zuiderkerk. Often the only difference between the well-trodden and off-the-beaten-path is a mere 50 feet, so explore Amsterdam with a curious eye. Click here for full story

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    Rijstaffel

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