Netherlands

hot-tug-rotterdam-tub

Looking for something new to do in Rotterdam? What could be hotter, wetter and better than a hot tug at night with our local correspondent Nina Sharuc…? Time to sit back and relax.. Last night I found myself drifting in a hot tub through the canals of Rotterdam, admiring the…

If you’re wandering around Holland’s second biggest town and you chance upon a statue with a hole for a heart, then you’ve just discovered Ossip Zadkine’s three-dimensional metaphor for Rotterdam’s annihilation during WWII. The city was completely flattened by Nazi bombs in 1940, as the Germans invaded, and after the…

rotterdam-city-break

Oft overlooked in favour of Amsterdam and The Hague, Rotterdam is Holland‘s fun-loving commercial behemoth replete with dazzling architecture, cosmopolitan cuisine and its own answer to the Rio Carnival. The Rotterdam experience starts with a sense of amazement. Stepping out of Central Station it’s immediately obvious that this is no…

red-light-zone-tour

You don't need to take your clothes off to find out what really goes down in Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District. Duncan Rhodes gets all the juicy details on an insider tour run by former sex workers.

amsterdam-nightlife-scene

Kicking off our series of nightlife guides to the world’s best cities, UTB editor Duncan Rhodes puts his liver, and life, on the line during one blurry night in Amsterdam… As we walk through the cold and damp autumnal evening, flanked by low-rise terrace flats, the occasional pocket of noisy…