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iReport: 15 beautiful ways to see Amsterdam

iReport: 15 beautiful ways to see Amsterdam

The canals from different angles and seasons, the flower market, the Skinny Bridge and more favorite scenes from Amsterdam
And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

Asian, European capitals dominate top of the list of safe cities according to a new study
Zaanse Schans: Where beautiful windmills turn back the clock

Zaanse Schans: Where beautiful windmills turn back the clock

On the outskirts of Amsterdam, a forest of traditional windmills resists the wind of change to produce oil, spices and colorings
15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are some powerful examples
Bike path inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' opens in Netherlands

Bike path inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' opens in Netherlands

Artist creates brilliant tribute to Dutch impressionist painter -- a cycle route that glows in the dark
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
Around Amsterdam in 7 strange museums

Around Amsterdam in 7 strange museums

Shrine to a dead cat and a homage to fromage among Dutch capital's eccentric exhibitions
World's best airport bike paths

World's best airport bike paths

Some allow travelers to pedal right up to their plane, others skirt airport perimeters, giving cyclists a closeup view of the behemoths of the sky
'Sci-fi food hall' opens in Netherlands

'Sci-fi food hall' opens in Netherlands

It may look like a gateway across time and space crafted with alien technology, but in reality it's a fruit and vegetable market
This cute dog reunites you with your forgotten airplane items

This cute dog reunites you with your forgotten airplane items

KLM's newest employee is a beagle named "Sherlock" who hunts down passengers to return items they've left behind