March is a popular time of the year to visit Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, not least because it marks the start of the Dutch tulip season. Read up on travel advice, weather conditions and seasonal events for March in Amsterdam.
Tens of thousands of Amsterdam visitors each year set foot in one of the city's famed cannabis coffeeshops - often for the very first time. Find out how to maximize your experience at these city institutions with these ten tips for an Amsterdam coffeeshop visit.
Next month, tulip enthusiasts from all corners of the world will descend on the Netherlands to see its spectacular bulb fields in bloom. But what is there for bulb-flower aficionados to do beside the venerable Keukenhof flower park? Find tips on Holland for flower lovers on Amsterdam Travel.
With exactly one month before the Keukenhof tulip park opens for its 65th season on March 20, 2014, prospective visitors and flower lovers are thrilled with anticipation. Find out all you need to know about the 2014 Keukenhof season and this year's special theme: Holland.
One of the farthest Dutch cities to visit from Amsterdam is also one of the most worthwhile - but early risers can still turn a visit to Maastricht, at 2.5 hours by train, into a day trip. Find out what to do and see in Maastricht, whose distinctively southern atmosphere is quite unlike that of any other city in the Netherlands.
In a country as compact as the Netherlands, travel is a breeze - and that includes trans-border travel to the Netherlands' even smaller southern neighbor of Belgium. See my picks for the top five Belgian cities to visit from the Netherlands.
VAT, or Value-Added Tax, is a tax placed on merchandise in the Netherlands that amounts to 21% of an item's purchase price - but visitors don't always have to pay it. Find out how to claim a refund on Dutch VAT; in the best-case scenario, you could receive instant cash back at the airport just before you leave.
Now's the time of year to finalize your itinerary to see the tulips in bloom at Keukenhof, which re-opens for its new season next month. But while the famous flower park tends to overshadow the very city it's in, visitors to Keukenhof should be pleasantly surprised to find out that there's more to discover in Lisse, South Holland.
The shortest (and rainiest) month of the year still proffers plenty to do in the capital as well as in noteworthy destinations beyond Amsterdam. See what's on in Amsterdam in February.
Nijmegen's claim as the oldest city in the Netherlands may be contested (by Maastricht, to be precise), but its status as one of the loveliest is confirmed by countless visitors. January will mark my umpteenth trip to the historic city; see some of the attractions I'll pass by on my next day trip to Nijmegen.