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This Is What Things Look Like In A Town With No Roads

How much do you want to live in -- or barring that, visit -- a place where there are no cars? What a dream come true.<p>The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of …

Visit Zaanse Schans to see windmills, clogs and eat cheese.

Visit Zaanse Schans to see windmills, clogs and eat cheese.<p>If, like me, you believe there are certain things that you must see and do in a country, …

The gorgeous island of Terschelling soaks up the most Dutch sun

Terschelling is a two-hour ferry ride off the north coast of the Netherlands through shallow seas plied by fishing trawlers and majestic two-masted schooners, of which there are so many that it is easy to imagine yourself in a 17th century Dutch painting. When my wife and I visited, the schooners …

The Tiny Dutch Island You've Been Dreaming About

Is it bad that our new obsession is a place we can't even pronounce?<p>Welcome to Schiermonnikoog, a tiny (roughly 8 x 2 miles) island that sits off the coast of the Netherlands.<p>The island only has about a 1,000 residents -- some 200 of whom have cars -- and is considered the smallest inhabited Wadden …

Wetlands Safari -- Canoeing in Holland

An amazing thing about Amsterdam is that, in 10 minutes (by bike or public bus), you can be in the wide-open polder land -- the vast fields reclaimed from the sea where cows graze, tiny canals function as fences, and only church spires interrupt the horizon. A fun way to experience this is by canoe …

Kinderdijk and its windmills

• 70<br>• 196<br>• 91<br>• 48<p>Kinderdijk is a little village in the province of Zuid-Holland in the Netherlands, not too far from Amsterdam and famous for its windmills. …

Why Wallonia: Belgium’s Unexpected Delight

My mom and I were en route to dinner on a freezing night in Wallonia when our GPS failed. Though it was supposed to be a ten-minute drive, all of the sudden we were being directed to take dark back roads. All I could see was the thick black of trees and the white of the snow, so any sense of …