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Netherlands

No prizes for guessing the world's best city for cyclists.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

Europe

The other Euro stars

Europe's lesser-visited cities are just as eye-catching, fascinating and fun as their more well-trodden counterparts, writes David Whitley.

Global

Petals from heaven

Keukenhof

Brian Johnston Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.

Netherlands

Double Dutch on wheels

Sue Joseph learns how to lollop along like the holidaying locals on the sandy West Frisian isles.

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Photo galleries

Eight of the world's best airport hotels

Inside the spa at Sofitel London Heathrow.

A comfortable bed, good shower, dark rooms and absolute quiet are other cravings of the jetlagged. Nobody wants to be desperate for sleep and have to listen to aeroplanes or traffic noise.

All aboard the beer bike

Beer bike passengers

Tourists in Amsterdam can rent a pedal-powered bar dubbed the 'beer bike'.

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Travellers Tips

World

Culture on every corner

Art start ... Venice Biennale.

We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

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Map of Netherlands

Travel News

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 9:50pm | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 10:10am | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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