An alternative hotel guide to Amsterdam

Look beyond the canal belt to the Dutch capital’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, where regeneration and sustainability are resulting in exciting new hotels. 

A culinary guide to Amsterdam

The cosmopolitan Dutch capital is a culinary big-hitter, dishing up everything from Indonesian to Israeli cuisine. The common thread? A defiantly down-to-earth approach.

Notes from an author: Ben Coates on Rotterdam

It might not win any beauty contests, but the Dutch port is a slow burner of a city, where discovering its charms requires a little persistence.

CLOSED: Win a two-night break to Amsterdam

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Eurostar and Pulitzer Amsterdam to offer a two-night stay for two in the Dutch capital.

It’s now or Netherlands: how the Dutch country will soon get even easier to visit on a no-fly trip

The Netherlands is surging ahead as an easy-to-reach destination for the increasing number of travellers looking to avoid flying. We investigate four of the best no-fly trips across the country.

Rotterdam: Are these the rooms of the future?

From cardboard houseboats to cool campsites, the Dutch city’s new accommodation is a glimpse into the future.

Breaking bread: going Dutch with the Hendrikx family in The Hague

In the city of The Hague the fish is fresh, the mussels intense, the pancakes traditional, and — at the home of the Hendrikx family — the welcome extremely warm.

Family travel: Duinrell water park, Holland

You need serious Dutch courage to tackle Duinrell, Holland's high-octane water park

Family travel: 5 to try in Amsterdam

With direct Eurostar services almost underway, the happening Dutch capital is firmly on the map for family travellers. Local Mia Grout reveals the best places to eat, shop and get a dose of culture

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