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Shawn Ruth van Heuckelum moved to Amsterdam in 2009. Since then she’s lived in nearly every part of the Dutch capital—a city, she says, that has far more to offer than tulips and clogs. “Amsterdam always surprises me…in the moments when I least expect it,” she says. “Even after years of living here, sometimes I still get lost, not only in the small streets but also in the beauty this city has to offer.” Here are a few of her favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.
National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in Amsterdam. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.
A river ship doesn’t have the climbing walls, play zones, or indoor skydiving activities that filigree ocean-going ships, which isn’t surprising, given that the median age on a river cruise ship is 55. So what was my young daughter doing sailing the Rhine one recent spring afternoon? Playing shuffleboard on the sun deck. And having a great time.
In Amsterdam, paint the town orange for King’s Day—when the whole city turns out to toast the lord of the land.
From music festivals to flower shows, beaches to wineries, here are 20 ways to make the most of the next few months in 20 cities around the globe.
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I’m a sucker for a good market. The noise, the food, the smells, and best of all, the shopping. There’s nothing quite like it. To celebrate these dynamic cultural hubs, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share with us their picks for the best markets to visit all over the world.
The anything-goes Dutch capital has a healthy hold on heritage. Take a look at Amsterdam through author Russell Shorto’s eyes.
Born and raised in the U.K., Cecily Layzell hopped the pond to Amsterdam a decade ago and has been keeping it continental ever since. When she’s not scoping out the latest restaurant and bars in the Dutch capital for her website, Eat Amsterdam, the food and travel writer spends her time freelancing for publications all around the globe. Here are a few of her favorite things about the Venice of the North.
It’s a new year and, with it, new trips to plan. As you mull over which places you’d like to tick off your travel bucket list in 2014, consider these brief but compelling reasons why you should visit 20 of the world’s cities from the people who know and love them best.
Emilio Brizzi has been a professional photographer most of his life, and one of his favorite subjects is the city where he lives: Amsterdam. His love for the Dutch capital — from its detailed-oriented architecture and modern take on tradition and history to the laid-back independence of its citizenry — is palpable. See if you don’t fall in love next.
Amsterdam’s historic liquid core, a checkerboard of intersecting canals, received formal UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage site in 2010 and is now marking its quadricentennial. Here are some of the best places to stay in the Canal District.