The famous Dutch city reclaimed from the sea needs little introduction. Amsterdam is a perfect blend of old and new, forward-thinking with a respected heritage, visually beautiful and cozy in its ambiance and overall feel. While very walk-able, locals prefer to navigate by either boat on one of the many canals or on bicycle and the many bike rental outposts throughout the city make it easy to follow suit. Read more about Amsterdam
Flower shops rub shoulders with cafes and bistros, bakeries and cheese shops, with no shortage of art on hand as well, for those interested. Between the Hermitage, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Museum het Rembrandthuis, the Golden Age of art comes alive at seemingly every turn. Even the houseboats lining the waterways are a work of art, all distinct in their design and charm. Vondelpark is the city's biggest park and a popular place for locals and visitors for lunch, to lounge or to wander.
No matter the draw, the 17th-century architecture, the windmills, the Red Light District or the restaurants and museums, Amsterdam is a must-see for everyone.