We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.
Richard Tulloch discovers Dutch delights by bike and by barge.
Sue Joseph tackles pronunciation and poffertjes head on in the land of the 'sea people'.
John Gimlette discovers a city of canalside mysteries and centuries-old mansions in southern Holland.
High art coexists with gin distilleries and seaside dining at The Hague, writes Lee Marshall.
Richard Tulloch cycles the epic Pieperpad route, sustained by organic potatoes.
Norman Miller sings the praises of The Hague: an oft-ignored city of art, international courts and one of Europe's best beaches.
From Maastricht to Mexico, the bookshop cafe is a heady brew, writes Brian Turner.
A country that is green in colour and mindset, where bikes rule the roads and classic windmills have propelled more modern green machines throughout Europe. Ditch the lycra and cruise its charming canal towns at a leisurely pace. Once you're done, head to the countryside to see rows of brightly coloured tulips that stretch for miles, covering the ground like a giant patchwork quilt.