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Is Amsterdam safe to visit or live

Is Amsterdam safe?


Is Amsterdam safe to live or visit alone? An expat insider explains how safe Amsterdam is at night and in the red light district, plus areas to avoid and types of crime tourists should watch out for.

best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe


‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe


Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Things to do in Antwerp

Antwerp, more than just diamonds and chocolates


There's more to do in Antwerp than just chocolate and diamonds; here are five things to do in Antwerp that will make you fall in love with the city.

Technology exhibition

New at NEMO Science Museum: Technium, an exhibition floor for the makers an...


Visitors to NEMO discover how technology enables them to shape their own world. At NEMO Science Museum you can discover how science and technology make everyday things special.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe


Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

When travel was fun: Visiting the Dutch Aviodrome


Far from today's budget airlines that cram in passengers and luggage, travel was once a unique experience, as expat Amanda discovered at the Dutch Aviodrome.

Best canal terraces Amsterdam

Awesome Amsterdam: 10 best waterfront terraces in Amsterdam


When the sun comes out in Amsterdam, everyone flocks outside to soak up the sun before it disappears – join them at one of Amsterdam's top canal terraces.

The Holland Handbook: Places undiscovered by the masses

The Holland Handbook: Places undiscovered by the masses


From the Dutch 'Stonehenge' and a 44-acre open air museum, to a living-room planetarium and dolphin station: here are the top undiscovered places recommended by the Dutch.

Top picnic spots Amsterdam

10 best picnic spots in and around Amsterdam


For those miraculous days where the sun shines, Mariah McKenna seeks out the 10 best spots for a picnic in and around Amsterdam.

Top European destinations

Top 5 European destinations for the best beach vacations


The top European vacations are packed for the summer – but you can still find peace and privacy in easyJet’s pick of top European destinations to travel in September and October.

Best bars Amsterdam

Top 10 bars to rock in Amsterdam


Erotic museums, red-lit doorways and drugs are easy to find in Amsterdam – but a good rock bar is a bit harder. Here are the 10 best bars to rock in Amsterdam.

Swimming Amsterdam

Awesome Amsterdam: Swimming in and around Amsterdam


Summer is finally here but is it hot enough for a swim? Here are some hot spots where you can swim in style in Amsterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

11 ways to cure your hangover in Amsterdam


Amsterdam is wild by night – and not bad the next day either, if you have a few local tips on where to find a killer brunch or chocolate rotisserie.

Top sites in Rotterdam

Top 10 reasons you need to see Rotterdam's architecture


Rotterdam’s rising skyline has become an icon in the world of architecture and tourism; here are Rotterdam's top 10 sites to visit.

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