Why We Love the Netherlands

Vincent Van Gogh, Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam's canals and salty licorice are all reasons why we love the Netherlands.


The Red Light District, also known as 'De Wallen', is arguably the biggest tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Although it is known mainly for its adult entertainment, it houses many medical and law practices, restaurants, coffee shops, museums and more. 960 1280


Although helmets are rarely worn, Amsterdam is known by many as the most bike-friendly city in the world. They even have specialized traffic lights with bicycle symbols. 960 1280


A sign on one of the city's oldest streets, Zeedijk, which is located in Amsterdam's Chinese district and marks one of the boundaries of the Red Light District. 960 1280


A neon sign for the Apotheek, or pharmacy. 960 1280


In Amsterdam there are plenty of places to smoke. However, drinking is allocated to designated areas. Sorry. 960 1280


A "for sale" sign in a suburb of Amsterdam. 960 1280


A sign for odd-size luggage in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Schipol is the Netherlands main international airport. 960 1280


Lighted sex-shop sign in the Red Light District. 960 1280


Sex Cinema sign in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. 960 1280


One of many youth hostels in Amsterdam. This particular hostel is located in Warmoesstraat, on the edge of the Red Light District and one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam. 960 1280


A sign at the entrance of a playground. 960 1280


A sign on the building where Anne Frank lived while she was in hiding during WWII. The house, now a museum, is where her world-famous diary was written. 960 1280


The entrance to the museum of high profile celebrity wax figures, known as Madame Tussauds, located on Dam Square. 960 1280


The 'Bulldog Coffeeshop', in the heart of the Red Light District, a place where it is tolerated to sell and smoke marijuana and hashish. It claims to be the first coffee shop in Amsterdam,. 960 1280


A "please clean up after your pets" sign located in parks and recreation zones. 960 1280

Timur Kulgarin  

A caution sign in Amsterdam depicts a man walking with one leg missing. 960 1280


A sign for the nearest restroom located in the Red Light District. 960 1280


Known for its adult entertainment, XXX marks the spot on a nearby bench in the Red Light District. 960 1280

michel de nijs  

One of over 200 coffee shops in Amsterdam. 960 1280


The Iamsterdam sign, the city motto, with the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Art and History, in the background. 960 1280


The Hot List

Enter Daily to Win a Trip to the Golden Gate City!
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Leaf-peeping, road trips, fun getaways and more!
Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.