Netherlands

Netherlands

Few cities are as quirky and universally known as Amsterdam. It is a wildly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The general vibe in Amsterdam and the feeling you get walking the streets is distinctly unique and impossible to ignore. The next time you find yourself in Amsterdam and need something new to do, check out these cool offbeat activities: Visit A Coffee Shop Be honest, this is on your list. After all, Amsterdam's coffee shops are known around the entire world but certainly not for their coffee. Of course, with millions of eager tourists flocking to the city,…
Once overlooked by travelers, the borough of Amsterdam Noord has developed into a thriving artistic community, a spot for dance and music festivals, and an escape from Amsterdam’s chaotic and touristy center. The borough was once the industrial site of one of Europe’s largest shipyards. From 1922 until 1984 — when the Nederlandsche Dock Company went bankrupt — supertanker, cargo, and passenger ships were meticulously built and carefully launched into the IJ Lake to sail around the world. Now visitors can explore the repurposed buildings and forests for an eclectic Amsterdam experience many tourists haven’t yet seen. Getting There The…
View over the Rokin street and Amstel River A street cafe at Amsterdam's university quarter Bicycles parked at a narrow street A Dutch "coffee" shop Cute design of a traditional house Vintage drawbridge over a canal Chinesse restaurants A steak house Worn out streetlight One of Amsterdams "grachten" canals Boat party at Amsterdam's Gay Pride Parade Google joining Amsterdam's Gay Pride Parade HoliDaze Guide Amsterdam's Top Offbeat Activities

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