For an authentic, subdued experience at once historical and eye-opening, head to The Anne Frank House in central Amsterdam. A Visit to Anne Frank House Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who went into hiding during World War II to escape the Nazis, spent two long years in a secret annex on the top floor of this building. This haunting yet… Read More
The Netherlands is a tiny country in Central Europe that is known for its windmills, dikes and world court of justice The Hague.
Advice from local expat Melissa Adams on the best neighborhoods and where to stay in Amsterdam. Amsterdam wooed me like an irresistible Siren, reeling me in more than a decade ago with charms so potent I pulled up a half-century of sunny Southern California roots to put down new ones on Holland’s soggy shores. Where to Stay in Amsterdam: The Best… Read More
Spread the word! Amsterdam is as much a family-friendly destination as anywhere else in the world. Our family travel specialist Ari Charlestein proves you to can travel to Amsterdam with kids. Amsterdam with Kids For too long, traveling to Amsterdam came with a significant, negative stigma. It had been thought of as a European “Sin City,” and the influx of… Read More
Head east of Maastricht along the N278 toward Aachen in the spring, and you’ll quickly run into the flat farmland that’s typical of the Netherlands. Fields appear as patches of green and brown; cows and horses graze just beyond the roadside; barns and farmhouses dot the landscape. Small vineyards break up the monotony of the farmland, and flecks of green… Read More