Shaney Hudson finds that there's more to Europe's most infamous red-light district than meets the curious eye.
An astonishing line-up of new attractions awaits globetrotters in 2013, as Belinda Jackson and Julietta Jameson discover in their round-up of the best.
At Bluespoon Restaurant, guests can eat farm-to-plate produce in the open kitchen or take a stool at the speakeasy-style bar.
Rhudesheim is the most picturesque town.
The love affair started when Hendrikje Ivo found a handbag in an English antique shop.
Shaney Hudson relishes life in prestigious surrounds in Amsterdam that once hosted nuns, royalty and newlyweds.
Some cities just click with you and everything that happens seems unforgettable.
A great way to see Amsterdam is from the grandeur of the Hotel De L'Europe, writes Susan Bredow.
The birthplace of everything from clogs, Heineken, Anne Frank to Van Gogh and Rembrant, Amsterdam's museums and galleries are full of some of the world's finest art. Ramble its narrow streets lined with picturesque seventeenth-century buildings on two wheels, or cruise its canals on a houseboat. Experience its cafe culture, and, if you dare, end the day with a sneak peak at its infamous red light district.