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Traveller

Amsterdam

Q&A

Famous flyer: Lysandra Fraser

Lysandra Fraser

Nina Karnikowski Lysandra Fraser loved her Contiki tour and always packs Vegemite.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

Magaluf, Spain. Street.

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Hayden Tee

Nina Karnikowski An unusual approach to what to take on holiday is recounted by this musical theatre star.

Global

Best neighbourhoods in popular cities

Palermo Viejo

Traveller on Sunday's writers, on the spot around the world, have hunted down the hottest neighbourhoods to visit in six major cities.

More stories on Amsterdam

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'.

Travellers Tips

Netherlands

Hans Brinker: the worst hotel in the world?

Hans Brinker

Shaney Hudson It’s a fairly bold move to call yourself the worst hotel in the world, but it could mean good business.

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.

More travellers tips on Amsterdam

Map of Amsterdam

Travel News

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

A member of the Catalan Federation of Cannabis Association smokes a joint in Barcelona.

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

Ukraine strife to result in higher airfares for travellers

9:38am | The extra cost from rerouting hundreds of airliners around Ukrainian airspace is set to translate into higher ticket prices for passengers.

Times Square Spider-Man busker punches police officer

9:22am | Spidey's punch the latest case of children's characters behaving in an R-rated manner in Times Square.

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