Travel Articles - Europe
29 pages of photos and annotated travel links, grouped by
topics that range from Amsterdam hotels to sex and drugs.
A Day in
If you're stuck at Schiphol Airport for more than a few
hours, take the train into the city.
This busy European gateway has first-rate
shopping, self-flushing toilets, and a frustrating security system.
Our Rotterdam section includes a 12-page travel guide, articles on specific
sites and activities, and more. Also see the nearly two dozen captioned
departure photos from our
Rotterdam cruise review, which show what you'll see on a voyage from the
Rotterdam city center to the Hook of Holland.
If this Dutch city's auction action seems too
touristy, visit the world-famous organ in the Laurenskerk.
Barge Cruises & Canal Boats
Explore Europe's waterways in luxury, or
rent a boat and pilot it yourself.
Holland: Tempting the Tourist With
Hookers and Hookahs
Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands, and soft drugs are tolerated. But
don't let that keep your children or church group from visiting Holland.
The world's largest flower garden has more than 7,000,000
bulbs, including 1,000 varieties of tulips alone.
Holland's once-in-a-decade World's Fair of horticulture will run from April 5 to
October 7, 2012.
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Need a car in Europe?
If you live outside the EU,
a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting
for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age
limit, and rates include insurance.
For car rentals under 21 days:
Traveling by train?
Get free schedules, maps,
and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central
America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)
From Durant and Cheryl Imboden:
About Europe for Visitors